Open Access Opinion

The Importance of Agriculture in COVID-19 Pandemic Times in Puerto Rico

Javier E Pérez-Lafont*

Professor and Agricultural Economist, University of Puerto Rico at Utuado, USA

Corresponding Author

Received Date: March 22, 2021;  Published Date: March 26, 2021


Agriculture is a fundamental activity for all economies. It is distinguished by being a supplier of food and fiber to society. The World Bank [1] states that this occupation is one of the most significant vehicles to reduce poverty and boost the well-being and food of a global population expected to reach 9.7 billion people by 2050. Another unique fact shared by the World Bank on the importance of agriculture is that it accounts for one third of the world’s gross domestic product.

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