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 support is provided for the construction, reconstruction or overhaul of buildings and / or structures necessary for carrying out the project activities in the specialized agricultural sector.
Even though Nigeria still benefits significantly from the oil industry, the increased focus on the agricultural sector will boost the country's GDP and there is a potential that this sector will replace oil someday.
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.
Mahmoud Hojjati called on private sectors of both countries to work together on agricultural projects and pledged support for those who do business in the Islamic Republic's agricultural sector.
30 million initiative designed to increase productivity and incomes in the agricultural sector through the promotion and dissemination of modern production practices for major crops including wheat, maize, rice, livestock, fruits and vegetables.
Worse still, it is apparent that the government has no long-term plan to prop up the agricultural sector which has been impacted by the apathy of the authorities, drought, unseasonal rains, rising costs and corrupt control exerted by middle men.
Environmental changes natural disasters lack of regulation and predatory profiteering are draining the lifeblood from our agricultural sector.
The share of loans to trade has decreased, while financing of the agricultural sector has increased, according to the report.
The premier reiterated the government's keenness on supporting agricultural sector and continuing subsidies policy to reach the largest number of people.
The 2015-19 strategy was the second plan set following a similar move for 2010-14, which focused on the agricultural sector after years of negligence.
Mujawar valued FAO's contribution to supporting the agricultural development paths in Yemen, expressing his hope for further support to his ministry's plans to revive the agricultural sector activities.
e Agricultural Sector (Wales) Act 2014 received Royal Assent by the Queen on July 30.

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