Written by: Mégane Sinnapen
Agriculture contributes economic development by providing food and raw material to non-agricultural sectors of the economy Agriculture creates demand for goods produced in non-agricultural sectors, by the rural people. Agricultural sector plays a strategic role in the process of economic development of a country. It has already made an important contribution to the economic success of advanced countries and its role in the economic development of less developed countries is of essential importance.
The agriculture sector is the resolution of an economy which provides the basic elements to mankind and now raw material for industrialisation. Agriculture has always played a crucial role in growing the economy of countries. Since it satisfies the needs of the people, all nations across the globe make special provision to improve the productivity. Even the ancient civilization has given it due importance. The agriculture sector not only provides food but also a means of employment to millions. It contributes to building a civilized society. Countries where the real capital income is less, more importance is given on developing the agricultural sector and its related industries since it can become the driving force to support the economy. Whether under developing or developed, agriculture is still the basic occupation of the world.