Types of Farming

Summary • Farming involves rearing of animals and crop cultivation; it is an important part of agriculture. • Farmers aim at providing enough, healthy food to feed the ever-increasing population worldwide. • Different types of farming practices are practised in different regions across the world based on various factors. • Factors such as climate and … Read more

Agricultural Change

Summary Agriculture has changed over the years since its inception. Modern agriculture is way better than traditional agriculture in many ways, including increased productivity. Improved technology, better equipment and housing, different ways of rearing animals and biotechnology are driving agricultural change. The future of agricultural change is bright with technology expected to drive the industry … Read more

Different Types of Agricultural Activity

Summary Agriculture involves rearing of animals and crop cultivation Agriculture aims at providing enough, healthy food to feed the population worldwide Different types of agricultural activities are practiced in different regions across the world Factors such as climate affect the type of agricultural activity a farmer can practice Types of agricultural activities include subsistence farming, … Read more

Factors Affecting Farming

Summary • Economic factors such as subsidies, commodity prices, labour and immigration laws, cost of land, transport, capital and markets, etc. affect farming. • Climatic factors such as light, water and rainfall, temperature, air, relative humidity and wind also affect farming. • Physical factors such as topography/relief, soil and climate affect farming. • Technology affects … Read more

Distribution of Farming Types in the UK

Summary • The world has 570 million farms • The UK has about 212,000 farms • Arable farming, pastoral farming, mixed farming and market gardening are farming types distributed in various regions across the UK • Arable farming is highly distributed in the south east areas of the United Kingdom • Pastoral farming is distribute … Read more