While Industrial Hemp is significantly resilient in many atmospheres, it location of growth provides unique advantages based on end application. As Industrial Hemp is a photoperiodic plant (Responds to sunlight), it is more pertinent to keep in mind latitude than longitude. So long days can result in taller plants, which may be more conducive to hurd and bast production as longer stem is available to the cultivator. Those countries which have shorter days, may be better off growing hemp that is more conducive to flower production – although there are varieties of hemp which grow based on time rather than daylight.
Additionally, based on political policy, some countries have had access to Industrial Hemp for significantly longer than others, allowing them longer to perfect cultivation and processing of the plant. For example, China, France, and a number of Eastern European nations are setting global standards when it comes to Industrial Hemp for fibers, specifically textile use. Conversely, Canada remains a world leader in Industrial Hemp geared towards feed production, and is hoping to capitalize on strict standards in order to elevate itself in other areas.