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Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Primary Sector*

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An economy is divided into Primary, Secondary and Tertiary sectors.Primary sector can be defined as the sector that includes industries involved in primary production, that is the extraction and collection of natural resources without any value addition from humans.In under developed economies, the primary sector will comprise the biggest part of the economy. Typically as an economy develops, increased labour productivity will enable workers to leave the primary sector and move to other sectors such as manufacturing and the service sector. In developed countries like U.S. only about 1.8% of the labor force was engaged in primary sector activity as of 2018. This is a dramatic decrease from 1880 when roughly half of the population worked in the agriculture and mining industries.

Primary sector is composed of industries such as Farming, Forestry, Fishing and Mining.

Out of 226 countries, In nine countries, Primary sector is the dominant sector of their economy. Sierra Leone has 60.7% of their GDP from the agricultural sector. Three countries receive more than 50% of their GDP from the agricultural sector. Gibraltar, Macau, Monaco and Singapore has no agricultural output. World's largest countries United States has only 0.9% of GDP in Primary Sector. India accounts for 7.39 percent of total global agricultural output. India is behind china which has $991 billion GDP in agriculture sector. Share of primary sectors in India comprising of Farming, Forestry, Fishing and Mining have been estimated as 18.57 per cent.

The following are the list of industry specific compendium of Standard Operating Procedures.
1. Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) manual for Surface Mining Industry.
2. Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) manual for Underground Mining Industry
3. Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) manual for Fishing Industry
4. Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) manual for Forestry
5. Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) manual for Farming Industry (Silviculture)
6. Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) manual for Farming Industry (Horticulture)
7. Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) manual for Farming Industry (Sericulture)
8. Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) manual for Farming Industry (Vermiculture)
9. Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) manual for Farming Industry (Apiculture)
10. Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) manual for Farming Industry (Olericulture)
11. Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) manual for Farming Industry (Viticulture)
12. Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) manual for Farming Industry (Pomology)
13. Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) manual for Farming Industry (Floriculture)
14. Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) manual for Farming Industry (Arboriculture)
15. Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) manual for Farming Industry (Pisciculture)
16. Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) manual for Farming Industry (Tissue culture)
17. Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) manual for Farming Industry (Aqua culture)
18. Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) manual for Farming Industry (Apiculture)
19. Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) manual for Farming Industry (Moriculture)

Silviculture - Cultivating forest trees; Horticulture - Cultivation of vegetables, fruits, flowers, ornamental plants; Sericulture - Rearing of silkworms; Vermiculture - Earthworms; Apiculture - Honey bee colonies; Olericulture - Vegetables; Viticulture - Grapes; Pomology - Fruits; Floriculture - Flowering and ornamental plants; Arboriculture - Cultivation, management, study of individual trees, shrubs, vines and other woody plants; Pisciculture - Fish; Tissue culture - propagation of cells;  Aqua culture - Shrimp farming/fish production; Apiculture - Honeybee rearing;  Moriculture - Cultivation of mulberry

 

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Written by Venkadesh Narayanan

Venkadesh is a Mechanical Engineer and an MBA with 30 years of experience in the domains of supply chain management, business analysis, new product development, business plan and standard operating procedures. He is currently working as Principal Consultant at Fhyzics Business Consultants. He is also serving as President, PDMA-India (an Indian affiliate of PDMA, USA) and Recognised Instructor of APICS, USA and CIPS, UK. He is a former member of Indian Civil Services (IRAS). Fhyzics offers consulting, certification, and executive development programs in the domains of supply chain management, business analysis and new product development.

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