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Class : 11
Unit : Economics

Meaning of Agriculture

Ans : Agriculture is the backbone of the entire economic structure of Nepal. Agriculture is an economic activities occupation which involves production of food grains, animal husbandry, horticulture, etc. It is the main source of food for men and raw materials for industry. Around 66% of total active labor forces are engaged in agriculture and about 32% of total GDP is obtained from this sector. However Nepalese farmers carry out their agricultural activities mostly for their livelihood which is known as subsistence farming. Lack of irrigation facilities is one of the major causes of low productivity in agriculture sector of Nepal.
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