The portion of agriculture in China’s GDP dropped from 28.1% in 1978 to 11.8% in 2005. In China, the food producing enterprises like agriculture and its allied activities livestock farming the small and marginal farmers have dominated horticulture, floriculture; aquaculture etc. small farmers cultivating small plots of land characterize agriculture in Asia (NCESU, 2008). China has the world third largest area of 960 million square kilometers, the arable area is only 107 million hectare, only 7% of the global arable land. Therefore, agriculture is the fundamental industry not only to guarantee the supply to food and other agricultural products for the huge population
Uriah Cade Mrs. Ingles Honors English 11 26 March 2018 The Importance of Agriculture in the 1930’s In the 1930’s The United States of America had a time of growth in agriculture even in the face of the Great Depression. The Depression caused many farmers to foreclose on farms (Reis 68). The United States had different points in agriculture threw out the 1930’s. Farmers in some parts of the country found wealth in agricultural jobs (Lawrence 1). In other parts of the United States farmers were dealing with drought and bankruptcy (“Dust Bowl 1”).
There was a growth in the output of both agricultural goods and Z goods which led to a surge in rural household incomes. The rise in agricultural output and incomes led to an increase in demand for manufactured goods which was met by an “expanding rural industrial sector utilising labour intensive technology”. Consequently the rural non- agricultural activity grows and leads to better incomes for rural households which in turn increases the demand for agrarian products. In the Meiji period the increase in agricultural income led to the enhancement of health, nutritional and educational levels. “Higher expenditures on food and clothing; and increased use of modern facilities such as medical and dental clinics, trains, bicycles, telegraph and postal systems, electricity, and even entertainment forms such as motion pictures” point to an improving living standard for the overall rural population.
Without these inventions, Mesopotamia would not be so developed. The plough changed many of the people 's lives in Mesopotamia. The plough helped us grow crops, such as corn, wheat, and vegetables. It helped increase the food surplus, and helped population grow. It also helped us domesticate animals, such as the cow.
The roles of men and women changed in the medieval period, and responsibility played an important part for the class structure. Men and women helped evolve Europe with efficient farming that led to successful trading in the twelve century. New inventions in farm production allowed Europe to expand their trading for gold, silver, and other metals in the Far East. Men and women became more intelligent with finances which expanded the economic foundation with the circulation of money. Towns developed into large cities with more food supply and money which led to more sophisticated job responsibilities for the new social
40% of the land in United States is used for agriculture. The largest single crop includes corn which are accounted for more than half of the nation’s crop. There have been dramatic improvements on agricultural technology in US. Including the farming machines, scientific soil and crop analysis. As the population grows, there are less arable land in countries closest to the densest populations declined.
One of the impacts of this growing population is an increase in land usage for settlement purposes. This means farmers will have to feed more people with less land. Economic development will also help increase the demand for food products. The biggest challenge facing farmers is to double their production with limited resources. Economic sustainability is an important aspect of sustainable agriculture.
The emergence of the World Food Crisis in 1972-74 saw a further increase in expenditure on irrigation. Even small scales irrigation projects were rehabilitated as policy makers once again strive for complete self-sufficiency. Plan were made to open up new areas for paddy planting at the rate of 20,000accres (approximately about 8,000 hectare) per year and to improve yields by 2 percent annually. By the