Biotechnology and its use in Agriculture

The Green Revolution accomplished in multiplying the food supply more than three times but yet it was not sufficient to feed the increasing human population. Improved yields have partially been due to the use of enhanced crop species, but mainly due to the adoption of better management methods and application of agrochemicals (fertilisers and pesticides). … Read more

Changes in Agriculture

Change in agriculture is not something that we refer to differences in 100 years ago and today’s modernized techniques. Agriculture is dynamic process. It  is changing everyday. The changes could be in the form of small decisions by a farmers to where, how and when to cultivate the next crop. The change is happening all … Read more

Formation of Coastal Landforms

The waves are one of the most powerful forces involved in the change of coastal areas. These waves are brought about by winds blowing over the surface of the water. Waves are produced by the friction created by the wind. This friction produces a swell in the water. The wind energy makes the particles of … Read more

Landscapes Surrounding Coastal Regions

There are two types of landforms that are formed by different geographical processes. Erosional Landform Depositional Landform Erosional Landforms The erosional process due to the waves of the sea forms erosional landforms along the coastline. What is Coastal erosion? The vanishing of coastal areas due to natural factors like wind or waves is called coastal … Read more

Farming & Its Distribution

The World Census of Agriculture declared that there are 570 million farms all over the world. Out of which 500 million farms come under family farms. More than 90 percent of these farms are less than 2 hectares in size. 69% percent of the land in the United Kingdom is for farming. About 476,000 people … Read more

Factors Affecting Agriculture

Farming is the practice of keeping animals and growing crops for raw materials and food. It is an important aspect of agriculture. Started centuries ago, agriculture is as old mankind, but nobody knows its exact age. Farming in the early century gave rise to the Neolithic Revolution. It was an era when people stopped nomadic … Read more

Three Types of Farming

Based on what are you growing on your farm, farming is categorised into three types: Arable Farming – Arable farming means that only crops are grown on a farm and then used or sold by farmer according to his needs. The arable farming needs slightly sloping land, fertile soil with balanced moisture i.e not too … Read more

Coastal Processes

Summary Various coastal processes lead to the formation of coastal landscapes Landscape processes are mainly grouped into three Erosion, transportation and deposition are the main coastal processes Solution, attrition, hydraulic action and abrasion are the major forms of erosion in coastal landscapes Cliffs, headlands and bays are the major features of coastal landscapes resulting from … Read more

Coastal Transportation and Deposition

Now that you know how erosion affects landforms along the British coast, you need to know how transportation and deposition can also affect them and what they are. In your geography examination, you may be asked about how materials are moved and dropped along the coast. Transportation When we are talking about the transportation of … Read more

Coastal Management Strategies

What is Coastal erosion? The vanishing of coastal areas due to natural factors like wind or waves is called coastal erosion. Look at the diagram below to see how coastal erosion occurs. Coastal Defence Hard engineering Hard engineering strategies are human made structures that are used to defend the coastline. Although quite effective strategies, these … Read more