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HISTORY OF THE PHILIPPINE AGRICULTURE

l. Objectives:
At the end of the lesson, the student will be able to;
a.) define the characteristics of agriculture;
b.) discuss the meaning of agriculture
c.) identify and explain the importance of agriculture and its
contributions
HISTORY OF THE PHILIPPINE AGRICULTURE

On June 12, 1898 the first Philippine Republic was created under the
leadership of Pres. Emilio Aguinaldo, several offices and agencies was
established.

The then Department of Agriculture and Manufacturing was created


through a Presidential Proclamation on June 23,1898
WHAT IS AGRICULTURE?
Agriculture = Is the basis of all civilization. It is part of everything from the
food we eat to the clothing we wear.

= It is the science, art, and occupation of of producing crops,


raising livestock and cultivating soil.

= Not only provides food and raw materials but also


employment opportunities to a very large proportion of
population.
= Employ 39.8 % of the labor force and contributes 20 % GDP
or Gross Domestic Product.
The country ‘s agriculture is made up of 4 sub-sectors, such as;
• Farming
• Fisheries
• Livestock
• Forestry
FARMING
FISHING
FOULTRY
FORESTRY
IMPORTANCE OF FARMING
• Major source of food
The agriculture sector fulfills the basic food requirements of the growing population. It
provides various kinds of staple food crops, cash crop, fruits products, vegetables, etc.

• Source of industrial raw materials


Various types of industries are based on agricultural inputs such as furniture, paper and
paper product, textiles, handicrafts, medicine, etc.

• Source of employment
Agriculture sector provides employment opportunities to about 78% of the total
working population of the country.

• Major source of national income


Agriculture is the major source of national income, which contributes more than 34% of
the total product of the country.
• Major sources of export
The agricultural products are crucial to the development of foreign export
based on agricultural products including animal and forests products.

• Major source of government revenue


Agriculture is the major source of government revenue. Land tax,
registration and other payments from part of the government.

• Increase in living standard of the rural people


Other sectors of the economy i.e., industry, trade and commerce develop
with the development of agriculture sector.
QUIZ
ASSIGNMENT
1. What are the advantages and disadvantages
of Modern Agriculture?
Thank you ^_^