Many people confuse on the difference between agriculture and agribusiness. What is your opinion on that? What are the main factors that brought development in agribusiness in your coutry? (25 marks)
Agriculture or farming and sometimes may be called husbandry may include cultivating the soil, growing and harvesting crops, and raising livestock. While Agribusiness is defined as the business activities involved in
(i) supplying of inputs needed for farming and
(ii) Marketing of the products grown from farm.
Agribusiness encompass from production to consumption, it includes provision of all the goods and services required to produce farm commodities and get them to consumers.
This definition implies an interdependence, or blend, between agriculture and related business.
What were the major contributors to the development of agribusiness?
– Major contributors
• Quality and use of natural resources
• Rapid industrial development
• Development of transportation and communication systems
• Regional specialization
• Research and education
• Work ethics of people
Discuss why Globalization and increased vigorous competition spurs innovation which results in highly dynamic environment in which business firms operate. (25 marks)