Agriculture Around the World

McKensie Marshall 2B

Definition of Agriculture

The science or practice of farming, including cultivation of the soil for the growing of crops and the rearing of animals to provide food, wool, and other products.

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Purpose of USDA

The USDA stands for The United States Department of Agriculture. This is a government organization best known for its role in farming.The primary purpose of the USDA is to make sure that all American food that is manufactured and consumed is safe, nutritious and sustainable.

Agriculture in Pakistan

Location: Southern Asia, between India on the east and Iran and Afghanistan on the west and China in the north.

Population: 179.2 million

Type of Government: Federal Republic

Poverty Level: 37.5%

Pakistan does not have an agency similar to the USDA but the USDA is working with Pakistan officials to improve agriculture productivity

Education rate: 57%

Household Income: uneven; differs between rural and urban

Average Family Size: 4 children, 2 adults

Religion: Islam

Pakistan has an organization called PAWS (Pakistan Animal Welfare Society) this organization raises money for animal shelters to help animals

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Pakistan vs. America

The most common types of crops are wheat, sugarcane, cotton, and rice, which together account for more than 75% of the value of total crop output. While the most common types of animals include goats, sheep, and cattle. chicken tandoori and Dahl, Aaloo Burkhary Ki Chutney are all very common and popular dishes in Pakistan.

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