The aim of this essay is to discuss why it is vital to have strong linkages between agriculture and industrial in order for sustainable development to occur.
The discussion will also cover definitions of sustainable development, agriculture, agricultural development, industry and industrialisation. The last part of the essay will be a discussion that will shed more light on whether strengthening of linkages between agricultural and industrial sectors is really a vital aspect of sustainable development to occur.
• Sustainable development – is a pattern of resource use that aims to meet human needs while preserving the environment so that these needs can be met not only in the present, but also for generations to come. (Hasna A. M., 2007).
• Agriculture – is the artificial cultivation and processing of animals, plants, fungi and other life forms for food, fibers and other byproducts.
• Agricultural development – is a proven engine of growth that reduces global hunger and poverty.
• Industry – refers to the commercial production and distribution of goods to buyers; the specific category of business activity that encompasses manufacturing and the distribution of manufactured products; an economic sector or industrial sector
• Industrial sector – the industrial sector is a driver of economic growth.
• Industrialisation – is the process of social and economic change that transforms a human group from an agrarian society into an industrial one economy.
• Balanced development – this is the creation of equal opportunities for all people to participate in, contribute to and benefit from development.
2.0 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
The term (sustainable development) was used by the Brundtland Commission which coined what has become the most often-quoted definition of sustainable development as development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own...