Question 1 Report
Which of the following statements about agricultural development is true? It leads to I. increased processing of produce II. increased food production III. high productivity IV. increased agricultural labour force
The correct answer is option A, which is "I, II and III only". Agricultural development is the process of improving and increasing the agricultural production, productivity, and profitability of the agricultural sector. It involves the application of modern technologies, methods, and practices to improve the efficiency of agricultural production. Increased processing of produce (I) is one of the outcomes of agricultural development. This is because the development of the agricultural sector results in increased production, which in turn creates a demand for processing and preservation of agricultural produce. Increased food production (II) is also a key outcome of agricultural development. Through the use of modern farming methods, such as the use of improved seed varieties, irrigation, and mechanization, agricultural production can be significantly increased, leading to a surplus of food. High productivity (III) is another outcome of agricultural development. When modern farming practices and technologies are used, the efficiency of the agricultural sector is improved, leading to increased yields and reduced wastage. However, agricultural development does not necessarily lead to an increased agricultural labour force (IV). In fact, with the adoption of modern technologies and practices, it is possible to reduce the amount of labor required for agricultural production while increasing productivity. Therefore, option D is incorrect. In summary, the correct answer is option A, which includes increased processing of produce, increased food production, and high productivity as the true statements about agricultural development.