What are the differences between substinence and commercial agriculture

What are the differences between substinence and commercial agriculture

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1. What are the differences between substinence and commercial agriculture ? What regions of the world tend to practice these two basic agricultural modes and why? a. Mainly peripheral countries practice subsistence farming. Subsistence is farming for direct consumption by the producers. b. Is declining farmers convert to a cash economy. c. Still in periphery d. Commercial- dominant in the core. 2. Pastoralism- a subsistence activity a. Involves the breeding and herding of animals b. Practices in the cold and dry climates of desserts savannas and steppes. c. Drier regions: unsuitable for other forms of agriculture 3. First agricultural revolution a. Beginning before 10000 BC in Europe and SE asia b. Development of seed agriculture and the use ofplow and draft of animals 4. Second a. Western Europe and North America b. Agricultural surplus c. Commercial agriculture d. Linked to industrial revolution 5. Thrid a. Late 19 th century b. Agriculture as an industry c. Emphasis on profit replaces the emphasis on the agrarian way of life
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course GEOG 1101 taught by Professor Connor during the Spring '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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