- Types of farming systems
You should understand that there are many different types of farming system around the world
You should have case studies of how different farm systems around the world function and vary
You should use and apply the human and physical factors in a located context
- Types of farming – some case studies
You are to conduct some research into the following farming types for a short (3 minute!) presentation to the rest of the group. Your presentation should be accompanied by a hand out for everybody to use to revise from.
Tropical commercial Plantation agriculture in Malaysia
Extensive commercial pastoralism in the Pampas
Irrigation agriculture in the Nile Valley
Intensive subsistence farming in the Ganges Valley
Intensive commercial mixed agriculture in the Netherlands
For each you will need not more than 3 slides on where it is, how the farming functions as a system, and which major human and physical factors affect the systems, how it affects food supply and production. – Time allowed 25 Minutes
- What limitations or problems are there with this map?
- The factors affecting farming types.
Farming types – what types are there?
Around the world agriculture maps - For each type of farming in Waugh pages 438 to 447:
How does it work?
What technology is available?
What are the major influences? – diamond ranking.
Case study and location.
- Odd One Out review
Temperature, Inheritance, Slope
Arable, Commercial, Pastoral
Technology, Government, farm size
Ploughing, GM crops, Nitrate fertiliser
Lots of labour, capital intensive, extensive