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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However, generating agricultural surplus can come at a cost to the environment.
Structural change, which shifts the agricultural surplus labor to the industrial sector, probably will continue to further China's economic growth.
(12) In Arthur Lewis' dual economy model (1954), the transformation of the "traditional" economy into a modern one through the disposition of agricultural surplus labor is facilitated by the "unlimited supply of labor" from "disguised unemployment in the farming sector." (13) Ranis and Fei (1964) argue that "the heart of development [lies] ...
With decreasing shares of non-food items in subsistence spending, maximum surplus of agriculture approaches the level of employment where maximum agricultural surplus (cf.
Each settler established on new lands, contributed to employment not only by the job created on his homestead, but also by the volume of agricultural surplus he was ready to exchange for industrial products.
11 In order to avoid confusion it should be emphasised that this concept is different from Quesnay's produit net which refers to agricultural surplus over total input cost.
In the meantime, we are fed a lot of agricultural surplus from the United States.
Indirect taxes on agriculture have been the major means of transferring a part of the agricultural surplus to the State.

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