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Farming in Japan

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  • 1. Farming in Japan
  • 2. Key ideas.
    • Competition for space – only 1/5 th of Japan has land suitable for farming.
    • Loss of workers – other industries more appealing.
    • Pressure from other countries – cheaper food from other countries .
  • 3. Labour Intensive
    • Farming is very labour intensive, almost all work needed to be done involves labour E.g. Digging, ploughing e.t.c
    • People don’t want to spend all day digging up ground.
  • 4. Technology
    • Due to the lack of free land, specific machines and equipment have been developed to help make farming more efficient.
  • 5. Small scale machinery
    • Down sized farm vehicles have been made to work better in the fields.
    • Easier to use and operate, work more efficiently than a big machine in the given environment.
  • 6. Hydroponics
    • Vegetables grown without soil – efficient and very quick.
    • Very efficient – up to 600 lettuces can be grown in 24 hours.
    • Light, food and water controlled- specific amounts let in to the plants to grow them optimally.
  • 7. Mind Map
    • Draw a mind map on how you think Japanese farming has changed in the last 100 years.
    • You have 10 minutes to complete this.
    • Use pages 118-119 to help you.
  • 8. Task
    • Answer questions 1 & 3 on page 119
  • 9. IL
    • Create a case study on how farming has changed in a country of your choice. Include some techniques used and how they benefit the country.

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