Why Is Farming (Farmer) Important To Humankind?

Introduction

As I woke up today and heard on the radio, Class 91.3 FM morning show to be precisely talking about farming and how these farmers (agriculture) don’t get appreciated enough. I wondered what would have been the survival of humanity if there are no farmers to plant the crops, rear the animals and do the fish farming?

Have you ever wondered what would happen if every student becomes lawyers, doctors, engineers, nurses, teachers and so on, with no one to be a farmer?

It’s so easy to disregard farming and the farmer, but not so easy to make it through a day with no food. The produce of the farm (for example, cassava, yam, rice, plantain, tomatoes, peppers, apples, grapes, fowl, cow, goat, milk, eggs, etc.), provide all the nutrients that the body needs to develop.

The farmer’s end products furnish the human body with carbohydrates, which gives us energy, without which the ability to work and function well is impossible. I say ayeekoo (means thank you) to all the farmers in Ghana and the world at large. Thank you.

Let’s not forget the protein, vitamins, fats, minerals and dietary fibre are all the end products of the farmer. Lack of all these nutrients in our bodies leads to diseases and malnutrition. Learn to appreciate the farmer and encourage the younger generation to venture into agriculture, also I pray for our people in power to make grants, soft loans, farming equipment to help the farmers here in Ghana.

What is the importance of farming?

When farmers prioritize biodiversity, – Biodiversity in agriculture is essential to satisfy human needs for food and security of livelihood. Biodiversity interacts with food and nutrition to deal with several issues. It helps to provide food security, nutrition, and well-being for a variety of animals and plants both domesticated and wild, on the land, it benefits the earth. Having more biodiversity results in healthier soil, less erosion, better water pollinators. This is all good news to the environment, making agriculture an important part of the life cycle. To know more about biodiversity in agriculture visit. https://www.environmentbuddy.com/farming/importance-biodiversity-in-agriculture/

Explanation – local farming practices consume less energy and recycle carbon dioxide, nitrogen and other nutrients. The diversity of plants and livestock on a farm is mutually sustainable, and good farmers conserve and preserve water and soil as if their lives depend on it. Farming offers amazing opportunities.

However, the importance of agriculture goes above and beyond gaming. It’s developed into forestry, fruit cultivation, beekeeping, mushroom, dairy farm, etc. Today, the processing, distribution, and marketing of crops and livestock products are all acknowledged as a part of farming.

Farming creates opportunities to lift people out of poverty in developing nations. Over seventy per cent (70%) of the world’s poor works in agriculture. Farming creates more jobs, especially for farmers, to farming equipment manufactures, food processing plants, transportation, infrastructure and manufacturing.

Agriculture plays a critical role in the economy. It is the backbone of the economic system of every country. Besides providing raw materials and food, farming also gives employment opportunities to the largest part of the population.

Conclusively, farmers are the backbone of our society. They are the ones who furnish us with food to eat, hence the entire humankind depends on farmers for survival. Farmers, we say akpe (thank you in Ewe, a tribe in Ghana).

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