THE IMPORTANCE OF IMPROVING AGRICULTURE PRODUCTION THROUGH CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETIES

ABSTRACT

Agriculture is a science or practice of cultivating the land the keeping or breeding animal for food and for the promotion of the countries economy.

The importance of improving Agricultural production through Co-operative Society especially in Anambra State, is their source of earning food and money for their survival, both man and animal around. It is also provision of raw materials for the Agro-based Industries, which helps in the production facilities programmes.

Co-operative society is the coming together of different people in order to achieve a common goals and objectives of the society. They teamed up in Anambra State to cultivate and supply masses with food and also to feed themselves with their families.

CHAPTER ONE

1.0 INTRODUCTION

In Anambra State, most inhabitants survive through Agriculture and their main occupation is subsistence farming which attracted the interest of many co-operative societies both the old and new ones. Improving the Agricultural production was their main target and at the same time lifting the level of it size and qualities. Most of the crop couldn’t grow well in order to produce as expected. The product that were several affected were yam tubers, cocoa yam, vegetable, cassava stem and tubers.

In the sixties, Anambra State economy had a mono-sectorial dependency on Agriculture as the main source of earning, and also the main source of employment. Then we took one leaf from this dependency on agriculture to a higher dependency on trade and white collar jobs.