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Department
Geography
Course
GGR107H1
Professor
charleslevkoe
Semester
Summer

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rd Thursday May 23 , 2013 Lecture 4: Agricultural Systems Magnitude of Agriculture • Less than 15% of land mass cultivated (Robinson – Ch.3) • Agriculture currently covers 38% of earth’s land surface (Withgott and Brennan – Ch.4) Possible Criteria for Identifying Agricultural System Types (Ch.3) • Crop and livestock associations • Intensity of land use • Processing and disposal of farm produce • Methods and degree of farm mechanisation • Types of on-farm buildings • Degree of specialization • Labour vs. capital • Sedentary vs. migratory • Scale of operation • Land tenure Human-Environment Relations (Ch.4) • Hunter-gathering – “Wild” collection of food and fibre – Nomadic • Traditional agriculture – Domesticated plants and animals (animals provide on-farm labour) – Sedentary; some specialization • Industrial agriculture – Highly mechanized; many external inputs; large-scale monoculture – Most farm product for commercial sale Part 2: Issues in modern agriculture Main issues • Monoculture and crop diversity • High-input agriculture (fertilizer, mechanizat
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