Social Consequences Of Mining And Agriculture

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the natural resources through taxes, royalties, and revenue generation, but social consequences on the operation communities cannot be quantified and replaced with any compensation packages.

2.8 Mining and Agriculture
Agriculture is science, art, or occupation concerned with cultivation of land for production of crops, poultry and livestock to feed people (Collins English Dictionary, 2012). Agricultural production and products feed the world in terms of food and raw materials for industries. Natural resources are very important for development and production processes; moreover, they can never be substituted for agricultural, food and farmlands (Tetteh, 2013). According to Slack (2013), agriculture yields direct benefits to farmers from the payments of crops they produce. They can use them to invest in future production and to pay for their families’ basic needs. Mining on the other hand, promote development by generating revenues, taxes and royalties paid by mining companies for governments for infrastructure investments and other productive purposes (Slack, 2013). Many of the things that human depend on in our live is either made from mine product or is supported by mineral for its production; agricultural machines are the product of extractive industries (Chadderton, Elliott and Gareth, 2011). However, mining activity has come into direct competition with agriculture in terms of land, water, labor and environmental pollution (Aragon and Rud, 2012). Research has also

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