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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The findings signal the policy makers and donor agencies to come up with an action plan to transform the agricultural sector into an attractive modern sector so that the educated and youth labor force are attracted to it and consider taking over the agricultural sector as their major livelihood.
The literature on the determinants of labor allocation diversification at the household level demonstrates that formal education is one of the most significant driving forces in choosing occupations outside the agricultural sector.
The objective is to increase incomes and food security of the populations of the regions concerned and, through the development of the agricultural sector, the increase in productive investment and improving the rural business environment.
More specifically, the project aims to sustainably improve the investment environment for the development of the agricultural sector at the municipal level.
After making sure that the government size in agricultural sector has the threshold effect and achieve the threshold regimes, we analyze the non-linear government expenditure effects and discuss how the government expenditure affects the economic growth in different threshold regimes.
As table 2 shows, while "government expenditure in agricultural sector divided by GDP" is the threshold variable, government expenditure in small government size regime (the threshold value is less than 0.
Support for export crops, especially cotton, falls for his part in the support program for the agricultural sector of the Ivory Coast, financed with the World Bank.
The program consists of three projects, two of which are financed by the contract debt and development: support to the agricultural sector program: it provides for the rehabilitation and maintenance of feeder roads in five export sectors (cocoa, rubber, oil palm, cotton and cashew nuts) and the revival of the cotton industry through advice to producers, access to equipment and structure of the industry.
Maria Abrantes stated that the financing in the agricultural sector could only show substantial progress when the country has enough infrastructure and noted the official efforts being made to construct roads, railways, ports, airports, telecommunications and logistics systems.
GROWTH OF AGRICULTURAL SECTOR AND IMPROVEMENT IN LIVING STANDARD: Development within the country is conditioned by growth and development of agricultural sector because 70 percent of population of Pakistan resides in rural areas.

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