Agriculture

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Agriculture

The production of food through the raising of crops and/or animals. The development of agriculture approximately 9,000 years ago is considered to be one of the most important revolutions in human thinking, one that made civilization possible. The trade of agricultural products, such as wheat or coffee, gave rise to the first exchanges. Even now, agricultural products are among the most important commodities that are traded. Very often, agriculture may only be performed in certain areas. Zoning laws regulate where farming and ranching may or may not take place. See also: Agribusiness.
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Had Chinese national policy not been biased against rural sector, this process has been faster without suffocating agricultural growth and low efficiency in industrial sector during pre reform period .
For companies prepared to spend time and effort conducting research in the middle market and high-growth areas of the rural sector, the outlook is bright with a likelihood of financial and strategic rewards.
While there is no doubt that the rural sector is heard on certain levels, it nonetheless appears difficult for policy-makers to comprehend the vision, initiative and commitment these entrepreneurs historically have displayed with regard to the deployment of advanced and affordable telecommunications services.
The downturn in the rural sector was reflected in export figures, with cotton falling 13 per cent as growers dealt with poor prices and dry conditions.
An agent may be hired by one of two sectors, the urban sector or the rural sector.
The other element is that the formal sector, which is very enclave in nature, is not developing linkages with the rural sector.
Recognizing the importance of accelerating the pace of rural development the context of the national goal of eradication poverty, special attention has been given to channelise the flow of institutional credit to rural sector.
Especially in an agriculture dominated rural sector (Like the one we find in India), cooperative banks play a pivotal role in bolstering the common individual and financing his business and personal needs.
The project foresees a two level intervention: Promoting Local participatory approach, through the support and strengthening of the Local Action Group of Tyr (GAL TYROS); Strengthening at national level the National Observatory of Women in Agriculture and Rural Areas (NOWARA), with the aim of contributing to the eradication of discrimination in the rural sector.
The scheme is aimed at those under the age of 40 and who are working or studying agriculture or in a related rural sector.
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