“Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field.” — President Dwight D. Eisenhower
In other expressions, you really do not know as much as you believe you do it unless you’ve experience it. Farming has been linked to the production of key food crops for decades. Agriculture is a major source of income in most countries worldwide. This requires a lot of effort, but it benefits the nation’s food safety and health. Prior to the industrial revolution, agriculture was the major source of income. With a plethora of trade opportunities on the horizon, many people are reliant on their agricultural income. Agriculture is the most peaceful and eco-friendly form of production. It is one of mankind’s most reliable sources of life as well as one of the most honest sources of money. Agriculture provides a living for many people in underdeveloped nations. Farming is still a side business for some people who have other enterprises or employment. Agriculture encompasses more than simply farming and planting. Dairy, poultry, forestry, beekeeping, and sericulture are among the other industries represented.
Farming is the action of cultivating land, sowing seeds, and cultivating edible plants. Farming may also refer to the rearing of animals for milk or meat. Farming is an excellent way to describe the livelihood and work of those employed in the agricultural business.
Individuals in developing nations can overcome poverty by working in farming. Agriculture contributes over 60% of the world’s working population. Farming contributes to the production of new jobs through farmers, agricultural system integrators, food processing industries, transportation, infrastructures, and manufacturing.
Farmers are the agricultural system’s foundation. Farming is an important aspect of a country’s growth since, as everyone knows, the economic output must be acceptable. The farmer guarantees that these harvests are well-cared for in order for them to yield a significant return for the region. Farmland and crops cover over half of the Earth’s livable territory and offer food and habitat for a wide range of animals. When agricultural activities are properly managed, they may assist to protect watersheds, maintain and restore vital ecosystems, and enhance soil quality and quality of water.
Farming has been the backbone of the Indian economy ever since independence, as well as throughout colonial times. Farming generates 14.1 percent of the country’s gross domestic output (GDP). India has seen a month-long wave of farmer demonstrations around the country, notably in the national capital, in opposition to the federal government’s recently enacted agriculture policies. One of several main causes for these protests, including requests to abolish the legislation, is that producers were not actively included in the policymaking cycle of these regulations, which they consider unfair and exclusively catered to giant business entities.
Farming, despite its diminishing percentage of the Nation’s GDP, plays a critical part in the nation’s overall social and economic well-being. Farming continues to be a major source of revenue, jobs, and national food security, accounting for around 59 percent of the country’s working population. This group comprises not just farmers, but also farm workers and people
engaged in agriculture-related industries and services, such as the textile and sugar processing sectors. Farming cannot be understood only as farming in such a framework. This should instead be understood as a comprehensive agricultural value-chain (AVC) system that comprises farming, aggregation, processing, and retailing.
Process and marketing, such as the canning and dairying sectors, as well as the sorting of eggs and oranges, are given a lot of attention in Indian farming, and if feasible, simple equipment tailored to Conditions are detailed in order to enhance the quality.
Although India has attained grain self-sufficiency, agriculture in the country is wealthy, cereal centric, and geographically imbalanced. Indian agriculture’s resource-intensive methods have also sparked severe sustainability concerns. Increased pressure on the country’s water resources will necessitate policy realignment and reassessment. Agriculture in the nation is also threatened by drought and soil degradation.
Agriculture’s cultural aspects have been undergoing changes as well. Rising rural-urban mobility by males, the increasing of women-headed families, and expansion in the output of labor intensive cash crops are all contributing to the growing feminization of farming. Women undertake important roles on the farm and in non-farm operations, and their involvement in the field is growing. However, their labor is seen as an expansion of their domestic chores, adding a double load of domestic obligations.
India must also enhance its agriculture management on a variety of fronts. Although advancements in agricultural effectiveness have a weak link to improved nutrition, the farming industry can still improve nutrition in a variety of ways, including raising farm family incomes, trying to diversify crop yields, empower people, improving farmland diversity and efficiency,
and designing careful cost and income support policies that should motivate the production and consumption of nutrient-rich crops. Diversification of farming livelihoods through agriculture and Agri industries such as livestock farming, forestry, and fisheries has improved livelihood prospects, increased resilience, and resulted in a significant rise in workforce participation in the area.
India is expanding rapidly, and so is the usage of technology in the nation’s expanding industries. A large portion of the population still is dependent upon agriculture as their main source of income. Since independence, India has been at odds with its agricultural infrastructure, practices, and associated communities.
Here is a short Ode to farmers of India
Dear farmer, you are the backbone of our civilization
Without you, the world would die of starvation,
You work in the harsher conditions under the sky
Becoming the most significant source of our food supply,
You provide us organic food which ensures no harm to
We treasure all of it and you are out of wealth,
You are the reason for a sustainable environment
And the need of you is our greatest requirement,
Dear farmer, you shape the world and meet our need
You are incredible and that is indeed!
Whenever it refers to climatic change, the environment and farming
bear the brunt of the consequences the earliest and most visibly.
Climate change’s influence on farming would ruin a country’s
economy and finally wipe out the food supply unless significant
measures are done. Look at farming to get a better picture of where humans will end up. What steps are being taken to prepare for a rapidly changing climate? What will the state of our food supply be like? Agriculture’s current state acts as a reliable predictor of what tomorrow may bring. And let us join hands to make the lives of people who labor in the fields and in agriculture a little brighter.