The Role of Agriculture in Economic Development

Adama J. Adama
2 min readJan 29, 2021
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Agriculture plays an important role in every nation’s economy.

In my previous post, I mentioned that agriculture is not only the basket that feeds a nation but also one of the avenues of employment.

I also listed the different ways in which agriculture has provided jobs for many people across the globe.

One of the things that greatly affect the sanity of any country is unemployment; it breeds violence.

But agricultural employment has been of great help in that regard.

There are people who have their means of livelihood revolve around agriculture and do not have to venture into crime.

Beyond the few benefits I mentioned earlier, I would also add that agriculture plays a big role in economic development.

It increases the Gross Domestic Product of a country through exportation.

Countries generate up to billions of dollars through the exportation of agricultural products to countries with advanced industrialization.

Secondly, agricultural products do not only refer to crops, but other raw materials used to produce other things.

Africa is a major exporting continent when it comes to agricultural products, which in turn generates more revenue for its nations’ development.

Lastly, agricultural products are used for the development and production of our basic needs.

From the clothes we wear, house furniture, and other needs, agriculture provides almost all the important needs of a country.

The role and benefits of agriculture in every nation’s economy cannot be quantified.

No country on the globe can survive without agriculture.

The survival of the human race depends on it.



Adama J. Adama

The Chairman of Enadama Group. The Founder and CEO of Farm4Me Agriculture Limited.