Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsAgriculture · 7 years ago

Importances of agriculture?

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  • cbsteh
    Lv 6
    7 years ago
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    Agriculture is important because:

    1) Agriculture supports a large population.

    2) Agriculture increases a country's food security level by making a country depend less on food imports.

    3) Agriculture is a foundation upon which all other economic sectors can grow. Without agriculture, people will have difficulty finding food and will not have time to pursue other interests or activities, so there will be no other economic sectors without agriculture. In other words, agriculture helps to diversify and create work specializations in an economy.

    4) Agriculture provides the raw materials for other industries (such as food processing, biofuel/bioenergy, and bio-based products) for downstream activities.

    5) Agriculture provide jobs. The agriculture sector is the second largest provider of jobs in the world after the Service sector.

    6) Agriculture is part of the culture for some people/tribes.

  • 7 years ago

    Agriculture is important because it provides food to eat for every human being. If nobody worked in the agriculture field, humans would not be able to eat everyday. Some of the important regular foods are wheat in bread, or vegetables in meals.

    Agriculture is very important as it the backbone to a socially and politically stable nation. Agriculture is the largest sector that provides food and employment to many people. It also appraises a country's development standards and contributed to the GDP of a country.

  • 5 years ago

    Human civilization realizes the importance of agriculture, because it began with it. When our ancestors thought of settling and growing our own food, which includes grains and crops, organic farming was born and mankind was changed forever. Agriculture caused not only towns and cities to flourish, but also knowledge and technology. No matter how sophisticated or gadget dependent we have become, we cannot deny its importance in our daily lives. In recent times, agriculture has been overlooked because of the wrong belief that new modern technology produces the food grains and crops that we eat. In last year's World Summit, the necessity of agriculture was the main of point of debate and discussion that was put forward by the leading green scientists of the world.


  • 7 years ago

    Agriculture is one of the main foundations for humans because:

    This article gives you 13 reasons

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    because wild plants could not meet human needs so we have to get it through the efforts of agriculture

  • 7 years ago

    1. Source of Livelihood: In India the main occupation of our working population is agriculture. About 70 % of our population is directly engaged in agriculture. In advanced countries, this ratio is very small being 5 % in U.K., 4 % in USA., 16 % in Australia, 14 % in France, 21 % in Japan and 32 % in USSR.

    2. Contribution to National Income: Agriculture is the premier source of our national income. According to National Income Committee and C.S.O., in 1960-61, 52 % of national income was contributed by agriculture and allied occupations. In 1976-77, this sector alone contributed 42.2 % while in 1981-82, its contribution was to the tune of 41.8 %.

    3. Supply of Food and Fodder: Agriculture sector also provides fodder for livestock (35.33 crores). Cow and buffalo provide protective food in the form of milk and they also provide draught power for farm operations. Moreover, it also meets the food requirements of the people. Import of food grains has been very small in recent years, rather export avenues are being looked for.

    4. Importance in International Trade: It is the agricultural sector that feeds country's trade. Agricultural products like tea, sugar, rice, tobacco, spices etc. constitute the main items of exports of India. If the development process of agriculture is smooth, export increases and imports are reduced considerably.

    5. Marketable Surplus: The development of agricultural sector leads to marketable surplus. As country develops more and more people are to be engaged in mining, manufacturing and other non- agricultural sector. All these people depend upon the food production which they can meet from the marketable surplus. As agricultural development takes place, output increases and marketable surplus expands.

    6. Source of Raw Material: Agriculture has been the source of raw materials to the leading industries like cotton and jute textiles, sugar, tobacco, edible and non-edible oils etc. All these depend directly on agriculture. Apart from this, many others like processing of fruits and vegetables, dal milling, rice husking, gur making also depend on agriculture for their raw material. According to United Nations Survey, the industries with raw material of agricultural origin accounted for 50 % of the value added and 64 % of all jobs in the industrial sector.

    7. Importance in Transport: Agriculture is the main support for railways and roadways which transport bulk of agricultural produce from farm to the mandies and factories. Internal trade is mostly in agricultural products. Besides, the finance of the govt, also, to the large extent, depends upon the prosperity of agricultural sector.

    8. Contribution to Foreign Exchange Resources: Agricultural sector constitutes an important place in the country's export trade. According to an estimate, agricultural commodities like jute, tobacco, oilseeds, spices, raw cotton, tea and coffee accounted for about 18 % of the total value of exports in India.

    9. Vast Employment Opportunities: The agricultural sector is significant as it provides greater employment opportunities in the construction of irrigation projects, drainage system and other such activities. With the fast growing population and high incidence of unemployment and disguised unemployment in backward countries, it is only agriculture sector which provides more employment chances to the labour force. In this way, significance of agriculture emerges more and more.

    10. Overall Economic Development: In the course of economic development, agriculture employs majority of people. This means raising the level of the national income and standard of living of the common man. The rapid" rate of growth in agriculture sector gives progressive outlook and further motivation for development.

    11. Source of Saving: Improvement in agriculture can go a long way in increasing savings. It is seen that rich farmers have started saving especially after green revolution in the country. This surplus amount can be invested in agriculture sector for further; development of the sector. Saving potentials are large in agriculture sector which can be properly tapped for the development of the country.

    12. Source of Government Income: In India, many state governments get sizeable revenue from the agriculture sector. Land revenue, agricultural income tax, irrigation tax and some other types of taxes are being levied on agriculture by the state governments.

    13. Basis of Economic Development: The development of agriculture provides necessary capital for the development of other sectors like industry, transport and foreign trade. In fact, a balanced development of agriculture and industry is the need of the day.

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