As in any country, agriculture plays a very important role for the country. Not merely to realize its vision of achieving overall development and growth, but especially in terms of boosting the economic productivity of a nation. I am certain no one would refute that agriculture is a very indispensable aspect of a country since it brings food to the tables of thousands of our citizens and countrymen. Obviously, if a country will solely rely on agriculture as its main source of food; its people would naturally depend on agriculture for their livelihood as well.
Really, without agriculture, life will just be more difficult especially for nations which have rice as their staple food. Indeed, we can say that a stable agriculture without doubt, can ensure a country of its food supply. This only means that the primary requirement of its citizen food is regularly delivered to their homes and into their tables.
Rising Dilemma of Food Shortage
However, with the onset of a rising population in a global sense, it then becomes more difficult for the industry of agriculture to sustain the food supply to people; hence, the crisis of food shortage is introduced. The demand for food and the supply of food simply do not meet both ends of their trade and so inequality becomes an issue with agriculture.
Therefore, it is truly important that through agriculture, food security is successfully met to prevent the further growth of the number of people getting hungry. And since most countries especially the developing ones solely relies on agriculture, it becomes more of a challenge to them to meet the demands of the people.
Less Products from Agriculture
At present, the agricultural lands that we have do not equate to the agricultural land that we have had in the past. In the past, it is easy to produce tons of products from agriculture since we have an abundance of arable land. However, as the decades pass, these lands are slowly degrading and becoming less productive triggered by the different human interventions and practices that have been implemented in these lands.
These include excessive tillage that results to soil erosion, usage of bad chemicals as fertilizers which then results to a long term degradation of the land, and even the development of the industrial sector that took over the lands that are once used for agriculture. These things result to unproductive lands and decreased quality of food. In turn, as more and more lands become commercialized, what happens is more and more farmers lose their jobs. Also, as the quality of the crops become increasingly negative, its economical value also decreases.
The Magnitude Of Agriculture Goes Beyond Food Production
It is important that agriculture should be sustained if people still want the future generation to have food to eat on their tables. It is important to fund various researches and developmental projects in order to solve the main root of food shortage: degradation of agriculture. And so, with the development of different technologies, it is then possible that agriculture can truly save the global population. And what’s even more important is that with the goal of making farmers much more competent and knowledgeable on the different methods which they can use in farming, it is still possible that the agricultural sector can rise from below.
Truly, although some may not have realized yet the importance of agriculture, it is still apparent that we have to take action for the development of every nation in the globe. It is imperative that we make agriculture one of the top priorities of governments and international agencies to aid in the rising problem of food shortage all over the globe.