Agricultural and Trading Impacts

Agriculture took place in the Muslim Empires merely to provide enough food to support the empires. Few people specialized in farming. The Muslim Empires did not depend on the American crops to sustain themselves. The two main crops that the Muslim Empires imported were coffee and tobacco. Unlike other regions of the this time period, the Muslim Empires were remarkably independent of American crop exports.

Little trade took place in the Muslim Empires. The Ottoman and Mughal Empires saw the most trade. The Safavids did not because of their location in between the other two empires. Any trade that was conducted was done with the English East India Company, French East India Company and the Dutch VOC.