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Things You Should Know About B.S. Agriculture

Pao P

The Philippines is one of the countries that are richest in natural resources and often export products such as rice, sugar, coconuts, and even metals and minerals, which has made our nation thrive for centuries. Despite the Philippines being an agricultural country, many students are often uninterested in taking up the course of B. S. Agriculture. 

This is borne out of the misconception that the course is mainly just about farming and animal husbandry. But there is more to this than that, as this is just a few out of the countless other career choices that await a graduate of Agriculture. 

As being one of the most in-demand courses in the country as of this time, there is no shortage of opportunities to one that engages in such a rewarding course. Here are some more things that you should know about the importance of  B. S. Agriculture:

Things You Should Know About B.S. Agriculture

A Country’s Successful Economy Depends Heavily on Agriculturists

From the very beginning of history, much of a civilization’s survival depended on the skills of its agriculture experts. Not much has changed in recent times, since recent studies show that 20% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product comes from outputs of agribusinesses. This constitutes mainly of crop cultivation, chicken broiler production, operation of chicken hatcheries, hog farming, and different agricultural services. 

Things You Should Know About B.S. Agriculture

There is a Great Demand for Agriculturist for the Next Three Decades

The amount of specializations postgraduates can choose during study is substantial. From coastal change to natural resource economics, the list is diverse and fascinating. At the same time, the shortage of agriculture experts in the country has led to high demand and a much bigger budget allotment for the government. 

Efforts of Science and Technology Throughout the Country is 80% Focused on Agricultural Innovations

Agriculture has now moved on from the farmer-and-carabao cliche that first comes into mind when mentioned, since recent advancement in technology has improved the processes in which we manufacture our farm produce. Most of the research funded in the country are often directed to the improvement of these machineries, while some others are for crop development and discovering different plant strains that can survive varied weather conditions. 

AgriBusiness: A Great Way to Enter Entrepreneurship

Many successful businessmen, like Senen Bacani of  La Fuerta Inc. and Joseph Calata of Calata Corp., contribute their success to their extensive knowledge in agriculture. Not only does it serve as a gateway to business, agriculture is also one of the many untouched areas that are definitely blooming with opportunity. Agripreneurship is now becoming a hit for those who pioneered in this line of expertise and business. Many got their success because of their passion to do it. Today, many of our countrymen are enjoying the fruits of their labor and harvesting their success from their agribusiness’s success.

A Chance to Work in a Wider Range of Environments Compared to Other Courses

Whether you work on the other side of the world or stay in the Philippines, a job within the Agriculture & Forestry sector allows your office to be indoors, outdoors, or a mixture of both. From practical work to working with data on a computer, the options are boundless. 

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By Pao P
Works as Customer Service Representative/Technical at Sykes Asia Inc.