Branches And Areas Of Specialization In Agriculture

1.   CROP PRODUCTION




2.   ANIMAL PRODUCTION

3.   SOIL SCIENCE

4.   AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING

5.   AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION






6.   FISHERY

7.   FORESTRY

8.   AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS

9.   HORTICULTURE


 











TYPES OF AGRICULTURE

There are two types of agriculture:

1. SUBSISTENCE AGRICULTURE

Subsistence agriculture is a form of agriculture where the farmer cultivates mainly for the consumption of himself and his immediate family with little or nothing for sale.

CHARACTERISTICS OF SUBSISTENCE AGRICULTURE

1.   Small area/size of land is required

2.   Labour is supplied by farmer and his family

3.   It involves little capital

4.   Simple farm tools are used for cultivation

5.   The yield/harvest is low






2. COMMERCIAL AGRICULTURE

This is a type of agriculture where the farmer cultivates mainly for sale and to make profit








CHARACTERISTICS OF COMMERCIAL AGRICULTURE

1.   It requires large areas /size of farm land

2.   The farmer makes use of hired and skilled labour

3.   Output /yield is very high

4.   It involves a lot of money

5.   Modern implements are used.

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