Microsoft PowerPoint - Intensive Agriculture

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Intensive Agriculture : Feeding the cities May 27, 2009 Anth2430
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Meaning of Intensification Production of more food in using technology in a single ecosystem. Concentration of flow of energy and materials to human Through technology Trough human organization Social stratification
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Through technology Water and temperature control, ploughs, storage facilities, fertilizers, seeds improvement, domestication of crops and animals, pest and competitors controlled. Irrigation, Fertilizers, animal traction, efficient transportation and distribution.
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Development of Intensive Agriculture Most intensification involved increasing the yields from land or labor (Bates 2005:145). Europe and America : Capital intensive’ Labor Intensive : Asia,
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Variation: Progress in labor –saving technology: plow, seed drills, cultivators, threshers Due to shortage of labor South Asia: It is land not labor is the limiting factor (Bray1994:3 in Bates 2005).
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Reasons Extreme circumstances (Boserup 1970) Growth of population, market, and
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This note was uploaded on 01/08/2010 for the course ANT 2390 taught by Professor Halder during the Summer '09 term at University College Cayman Islands.

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