Although taking care of our edible garden is becoming quite popular, many of us still get our food from the supermarket. It’s easy and convenient to go over to a grocery store, grab a few items and cook a meal. But do you ever stop and think about where fresh food comes from?
Although their journey may stop at the store, it began on a farm. Since the beginning of time, farming has been crucial for culture and economy. Here are some reasons why farms are vitally important.
Agriculture Helps in the Food Supply
Agriculture is the most basic source of food products and livestock all over the world. Agriculture produces all the proteins, carbohydrates, and oils our bodies need.
Carbohydrates are the main energy supplier of all living beings. Carbohydrates are obtained from grains and cereals like wheat and rice and are present in potatoes, yams, and mandioca roots.
Proteins help us build our bodies and are present in grains and leguminous products like beans, seeds, and corn.
Other sources of protein, like meat or fish, also rely on agriculture. Plant-based sources of protein are cheap and easy to find, making it easy to include in our diets without a problem. Relying on agriculture and helping the industry improve is mandatory if you are vegetarian, but meat-eaters also benefit from it daily.
Farmers Contribute To both Society and Nature
Farmers already provide food and therefore, directly impact the health of society as a whole. When it comes to the environmental side of things, people who practice farming following nature’s laws, contribute to enriching their environment.
They’re A Source of Livelihood
The main source of livelihood for many people is agriculture. Approximately 70% of the population directly rely on agriculture as a way of living. This high percentage of agricultural activities is a result of little to no advancement and development from the world’s population in non-agricultural activities.
In conclusion, the farm sector is the backbone of the economy, providing the basic ingredients to humankind and now, even raw materials for industrialization.