Week 1 Topic: MEANING AND IMPORTANCE OFAGRICULTURE Contents:*.What is Agriculture?*.
Branches of Agriculture*.Importance of Agriculture to man and natural economy
A. What is Agriculture?
Agriculture means all the activities involved in rearing of animals and cultivation of crops for man’s and the nation’s benefits. The word agriculture was derived from two Latin words which are ‘agar’ and ‘culture’ meaning ‘land’ and ‘cultivation’. Agriculture is often defined by many people as the cultivation of land. As a science, it deals with the systematic study of plants and animal lives in their environment and seeks to provide natural conditions for them so as to produce the best quality which are used directly or indirectly by man