Are farmers truly better than doctors? This is one of the debate topics usually given to primary or secondary school students to discuss. All professions are important to the development of human beings and the overall growth of the nation.
However, for the debate purpose, I will list some of the reasons why a farmer is better than a doctor. In order to win the contest, there are points to give to convince the judges that you have done proper research on the topic. It is how convincing your points are that will give you an edge in the debate.
Who is a Farmer?
A farmer engages in agriculture, producing various food products for human and animal consumption. There are several kinds of farmers, ranging from farmers who raise animals to farmers who grow crops.
Farmers are responsible for all crops and livestock that are needed for us to survive. Without food, the world would slowly die, and farmers work hard every day to keep plenty of crops and animal products in the market to keep that from happening.
Who is a Doctor?
A doctor helps to diagnose and treat injury and disease typically through medication, surgery, or some other form of therapy. They are licensed health professionals who maintain and restore human health through the practice of medicine.
Why are Farmers better than Doctors?
Most of the Drugs are made from plant extract
Farmers are the ones that engage in the cultivation of the soil for the growing of crops and the rearing of animals to provide food, wool, and other products. In essence, most of the drugs prescribed by the doctors are an extract from the plants grown by farmers. No wonder medical practitioners do encourage people to eat a balanced diet for healthy living. If there are no farmers, people won’t have access to food that will make them healthy and some drugs won’t come into the limelight because there won’t be anything to research on.
Farmers improve the quality of life by sustain the huge population’s nutritional needs and healthy lifestyle.
In some countries, farmers through their farm produce contribute up to 35% of the gross domestic product (GDP) and constitute 40% of the export earnings i.e. It generates foreign currency through the export process of agricultural products
Farmers make their contribution to economic development in the following ways:
- By providing food and raw material to non-agricultural sectors of the economy.
- By creating demand for goods produced in non-agricultural sectors, by the rural people on the strength of the purchasing power, earned by them on selling the marketable surplus.
- By earning valuable foreign exchange through the export of agricultural products.
World Bank in 2005 report stated that about two-thirds of the world population is mainly concentrated in rural areas, which are predominantly agriculture-oriented areas. In this area, agricultural activities have helped in poverty eradication and raising the welfare standards of the population. There is no way a doctor can contribute immensely in these areas to eradicate poverty. Agriculture in the same vein creates a source of employment for the population through farming, business, and research activities, therefore, raising the standard of living of individuals.