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primary sector

the part of the economy concerned with the extraction of raw materials and the provision of agricultural crops and animal produce. The primary sector, together with the INDUSTRIAL SECTOR and the SERVICE SECTOR, form an inter-locking chain of economic activities that constitute a modern economy. See STRUCTURE OF INDUSTRY.
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The boot camp is mainly for chief executives or people who hold senior governance roles within the primary sector.
The food requirement of people working in the primary sector is more than four times that of the people working in tertiary sector.
2]) within a preferred sector, that is without a change in the primary sector.
The price increases after the liberalization of the two markets boosts the real incomes of those agents with low endowments and who are employed in the primary sectors while those agents employed in the manufacturing sectors are worse off.
Fitch's also discusses its outlooks on the primary sectors represented in the underlying portfolios, namely REITs, homebuilders, banks and insurance companies, in the report.
This document will guide the primary sectors science direction for the next 10 to 20 years.
Each project will take up to 3 years to complete, and the findings will help researchers, government, and farmers better understand, adapt to, and mitigate climate change effects in New Zealands primary sectors.
The rating and Outlook also take into account overall weak industry trends for the primary sectors in which Belo operates (newspaper and broadcast television), as well as credit metrics that Fitch believes are more reflective of a 'BBB-' rating in the media sector.
For long-term, self-sustaining development to occur, these three primary sectors should employ cooperative strategies when implementing technology to solve human needs.
The revised Rating Outlook reflects the overall weak industry trends for the primary sectors in which Belo operates (newspaper and broadcast television), as well as credit metrics that Fitch believes are more reflective of the existing 'BBB-' rating.
Sterling covers two primary sectors of research--healthcare/pharmaceuticals and financial services.
reliance on the primary sectors of mining and agriculture.