POSITIVE EFFECTS OF AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITIES ON THE ENVIRONMENT IN THE PEARL RIVER BASIN IN CHINA

POSITIVE EFFECTS OF AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITIES ON THE ENVIRONMENT IN THE PEARL RIVER BASIN IN CHINA

The effects of agricultural activities on the environment in the Sikiang river basin are both positive as explained below.




POSITIVE EFFECTS.

  • Foreign exchange is earned from the export of agricultural products which is used to develop other sectors.
  • The farmers get income from the sale of their products which has improved on their living standards.
  • Agriculture has encouraged food production from the farms ensuring food security in china, particularly the Pearl River basin.
  • People have acquired employment opportunities from the agricultural farms such as transporters and farmers earning them income used to improve on their living standards.
  • It has encouraged economic diversification through crop growing which offers an alternative
  • sources of domestic revenue to reduce over dependence.
  • It has generated government revenue through taxes and license collected out of agricultural activities which is used for development.




  • Agriculture has encouraged industrial development through the establishment of agrobased industries which employ a considerable number of people.
  • Agricultural activities have promoted urbanization and development of towns such as
  • Canton and Litang with their associated urban benefits.
  • Agriculture has led to development of international relations between china and her trading partners such as USA and UK hence boasting international trade and inflow of foreign aid.
  • It has led to the development of infrastructure, particularly roads, which improve on transportation of goods and services in the country.




  • Agriculture has provided market for the various agricultural inputs such as pesticides, fertilizers and improved seeds.

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