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 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.
Frederic Pryor's mammoth comparative study begins with the defensible proposition that reorganizing the agricultural sector into large-scale state and collective farms was the most radical transformation of economic institutions implemented by socialist governments.
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.
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.
In that case, the major strategy would be how to make the agricultural sector attractive to the educated and young labor force.
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