Oil and Gas may be on the front page of your newspaper, and The Stock Market maybe the most prominent news on TV, but the fact still remains that Agriculture is the sector that runs the world.
We run the world!
This is a big claim to make and if we still can’t convince you that Onyeka Akumah will not be able to read the day’s news without having lunch, then the points outlined here will.
First, the basic need of man is food, clothing and shelter; these three solely rest on Agriculture.
Love me some pounded yam and egusi
Agriculture doesn’t just help you survive (e.g you need to eat before you can solve new challenges), it’s also a part of fun and entertainment.
You may not know it, but Manchester United and Swansea wouldn’t have played on Saturday if not for Agriculture. In fact, the English Premier League (EPL) wouldn’t still be on if not for Agriculture!
Below is an infographic that explains how:
Insight from our farm sponsors also shows that part of the reason for sponsoring a farm, apart from empowering rural farmers, is to grow food that is healthy for consumption. That is the reason why our birds are grown organically without any hormonal inducement.
Yes, food is that important and we have not even touched on the role agriculture plays in medicine.
Agriculture also solves the second basic need of man which is clothing.
Your towels, bed sheet and a lot of clothing items you wear are either cotton or wool, that’s aside from its role in skin care products and home items.
According to Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), agriculture (through forestry) contributes shelter to 1.3 billion people or 18% of the world’s population.
Your shelter, that is your home is not just a place to shield you from the rain. Your shelter is a place of security, comfort, laughter and most importantly family.
Agriculture makes it possible for you to say “Home Sweet Home”
Read also: 7 Benefits of Agriculture in Nigeria
We couldn’t end this post without mentioning employment.
“Man must survive” and Agriculture is the champion of this statement.
We see firsthand how Farmcrowdy’s mission of empowering farmers together has resulted in hundreds of testimonials from farmers and farm sponsors – these testimonials are our driving force.
Agriculture – Helping man survive since B.C
Agriculture employs over 1.3 billion people or close to 40% of the global workforce (FAO), and according to the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), agriculture employs half of the population in about 50 countries. These are statistics that cannot be ignored.
In our opinion, a sector that influences our health provides the largest source of employment and has an impact on every other sector runs the world and we are proud that that is the sector we are in.
If you are not yet farming with us, you are missing out. As a matter of fact, Farmcrowdy is coming up with something revolutionary that will make farming even easier than it already is, so watch this space.
We are so excited, we can’t wait to make this announcement!
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