Hello, how has agriculture been modernized in Quebec? thank you
Explanation from Alloprof
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During the post-war period, the population living on agriculture was only 11%, which is not much.
By the 1930s, only nearly 10% of farms were electrified. In 1944, the Ministry of Agriculture was created, which was responsible for rural electrification, land drainage and Crédit Agricole, which gave farmers easy access to financing for their business. Between 1945 and 1955, the percentage of electrified farms in Quebec rose from 19% to 90%.
Agriculture then took an industrial turn. The number of farms is decreasing, but they are more productive and specialized, thanks to mechanization and technical innovations.
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