Most of them are the land owners, but they are taking advantages with their workers and do not give right treatment. Workers in the farms should be the primary priorities of land-owners of farm. Because without the workers in the farm, everything will not work. Under-pricing buyers of farm products to export then over-pricing their products in the market should not be applied. The products from the farm should be more pricy since they are the one who plant and harvest.
The development of tertiary sector in the rural areas in turn provide employment opportunities for rural the population. Employment opportunities can be created for unskilled workers in rural areas in the agricultural sector consequent upon the cultivation of agro industrial crops. Agro-based units may leads to the development of roads and communication facilities in the rural
They have a great difference in the art of farming, the cultivation as well as their outcome, quantity and quality of their products. Traditional farming is one of the farming methods which are used by forefather and it is passed on from generation to generation. It is a simple, easy but very effective method. Traditional farming is a method of farming where the farmer has a mixed farm of livestock and crops. The farmer, which use traditional farming techniques develop an enclosed supply chain.
Furthermore, autonomy in farming implies a certain authenticity, identity and power of the farmer plus is able to assure social and ecological well-being (Stock & Forney, 2014). In addition, autonomous family farmers are not only able to provide food for their own family but also oftentimes to a whole community (Schneider & Niederle, 2010). As cited in Schneider & Niederle (2010) autonomy is not only a farmer’s state of self-sufficiency in term of financial resources but may also incorporate “[…] social, cultural, human, produced and natural ‘capitals’
I) Introduction: Rural Development in India is one of the most important factors for the growth of the Indian economy. India is primarily an agriculture-based country. Agriculture contributes nearly one-fifth of the gross domestic product in India. In order to increase the growth of agriculture, the government has planned several programs pertaining to Rural Development in India. The Ministry of Rural Development in India is the apex body for formulating policies, regulations and acts pertaining to the development of the rural sector.
Diversification of agriculture is described as the economic development of non agricultural activities (Start, 2001). A diversified agricultural economy generates the needed opportunities in the rural areas. Soil fertility can be increased by way of crop rotation. It adds value in the agriculture by increasing the total crop productivity and at the same time stabilizes the farm income by minimizing the risk associated with only one crop. Diversification in India has become the need of the hour since majority of the farmers in India have small landholdings and their income from crop cultivation as well as non farm income is not sufficient to meet their subsistence level.
4. Rural areas are the biggest markets for low-priced and middle-priced consumer goods, including consumer durables and rural domestic savings are an important source of resource mobilization. 5. The agriculture sector acts as a wall in maintaining food security and in the process, national security as well. 6.
Nigeria is a nation blessed with good climatic conditions that favour agricultural production. Agriculture is an important sector in the economic development and poverty alleviation drive of many countries. The importance of this sector is more pronounced in the developing countries including Nigeria where it is the main thrust of national survival, employment, food and foreign exchange earning (Abdullahi, 1986; Adebayo and Okuneye, 2005). Though youths have desirable qualities that can promote agriculture, most of them have strong apathy toward it (Jibowo, 1998; Adedoyin, 2005; Adewale et al., 2005). This has resulted in mass unemployment and lack of sustainable livelihood activities among the youths (Breitenbach, 2006).
Nonetheless, there are a already a few salient examples of how such contextual or subjective factors seem to explain adoption. First, it has been demonstrated that CA adoption is correlated with proximity of other farmers having adopted the practice (D’Emden et al., 2006; Ruttan, 1996), underlying the importance of social norms. Additionally, the perception of likelihood of extreme weather event is recognised to impact such decision (Nyanga et al., 2011). Finally, farmers are more likely to engage with conservation practice that will improve the farm tidiness and overall aesthetics (Ryan, Erickson & De Young, 2002), the social stigma of having an untidy farm still playing a role (Coughenour & Chamala, 2000) - something likely to happen with conservation practices due to the required permanent soil cover and no ploughing principle. There are many more
1.3 Problem Statement Agriculture is the primary employment of majority of rural poor in developing countries of Africa (IFRI, 2011). It also serves as their main source of income and livelihood. Agriculture has been identified as a panacea to the economic quagmire that Nigeria and other countries of the world have found themselves. Basically, the role of agriculture is developmental in nature: it is concerned with strengthening the ability of farmers and farming communities to produce and market agricultural goods in order to sustainably generate both food and income (Agulanna et al., 2013). Although agriculture has made remarkable progress in the past decades, not much progress has been made in improving the nutrition and health of poor