Agriculture is life

AgroGeek Wed, 02/05/2014 - 06:24

In simple sense Agriculture which is also called farming or husbandry, is the practice of cultivating crops or livestock on a farm or if we elaborate we can say it is the cultivation of animals, plants, fungi, and other life forms for food, fiber, biofuel, drugs and other products used to sustain and enhance human life. I hope everybody reading this will agree with me on this.

But it does mean a little more to me. This industry that we call Agriculture, sustains us, that always has. From the beginning of time our world has depended on what God has provided and now our young farmers are the caretakers of our future and now I understand "Agriculture is life".

Agriculture is our most important industry but all too often is taken for granted and that's probably one of the reason I want to share with everyone what Agriculture mean to me and how I look at it.

We all know technology continues to improve to allow farmers to grow more while using fewer inputs and it will surely keep growing in future too, but we have to make sure that it's not taking over to the nature. Farming has been a vital part of our history and it's going to be even more important in the future as we can see that with the growth of technology, size of total cultivated land is shrinking, people are moving out of this profession and moving towards big cities and new trades.

To all such people I'ld like to remind that they are actually caretaker of the land and water resources in this world. Agriculture is the only trade which can provide national security to the people of a nation. If we combine all the constituents of agriculture industry like forestry, husbandry etc. it is the biggest industry of the world and has the biggest economical impact.

Agriculture is truly linked with every human being on this earth. If you eat, wear clothes, fuel your car or even take medications you're involved in agriculture. None of this is possible without agriculture.

A farmers profession is indeed a nobel profession. One farmer produces enough food to feed atleast 155 people on an average. Agriculture is food, power and fuel there is no doubt about this. There are families who have been farming for generations and I hope they will pass it on to the next generation and will continue to do so. It's important for me, it's important for you and it's important for everyone on this earth. Just imagine, what would we do without agriculture?

"Agriculture is certainly life".

What does agriculture mean to you? Do share your comments!

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