Why did the owners of chaplins farm decide to rely on ‘monkeys’ to sustain their income?
Chaplins farms, fulbourn <ul><li>Have you ever been to Cheeky Monkeys? </li></ul><ul><li>Or the play area and farm shop an...
How can the rural economy survive? What are the problems for the rural economy? How can they cope?
Traditionally, how have people in rural areas made money? <ul><li>Farming: what types of farming are there? </li></ul><ul>...
Why has this primary economic activity been changing over the last few decades? <ul><li>Mechanisation </li></ul><ul><li>Lo...
What are the other challenges in the countryside? <ul><li>Changing rural economy </li></ul><ul><li>Disappearance of rural ...
Changes in farming   <ul><li>Diversification   is the name given to the process where farmers seek alternative income, oth...
 
 
The broadband revolution <ul><li>Why do you think that Broadband has been really important bringing back business to the c...
The broadband revolution <ul><li>What else is happening in the countryside? </li></ul><ul><li>The broadband revolution mea...
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  1. 1. Why did the owners of chaplins farm decide to rely on ‘monkeys’ to sustain their income?
  2. 2. Chaplins farms, fulbourn <ul><li>Have you ever been to Cheeky Monkeys? </li></ul><ul><li>Or the play area and farm shop and tea room at this farm in Fulbourn? </li></ul><ul><li>Did you also know that it has a caravan and tent camping site? </li></ul><ul><li>Or maybe you have been to the car boot sale on a Sunday morning? </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cheekymonkeysltd.co.uk/index.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Do you think that they still farm here? </li></ul><ul><li>Why all the extra then? </li></ul>
  3. 3. How can the rural economy survive? What are the problems for the rural economy? How can they cope?
  4. 4. Traditionally, how have people in rural areas made money? <ul><li>Farming: what types of farming are there? </li></ul><ul><li>Arable (crops) </li></ul><ul><li>Pastoral (animals) </li></ul><ul><li>Mixed (the two above together) </li></ul><ul><li>Dairy </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why has this primary economic activity been changing over the last few decades? <ul><li>Mechanisation </li></ul><ul><li>Low wages </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing imports from overseas, specifically the EU </li></ul><ul><li>Supermarkets driving down prices of produce means that farmers are not making enough money to survive in a lot of cases. </li></ul>
  6. 6. What are the other challenges in the countryside? <ul><li>Changing rural economy </li></ul><ul><li>Disappearance of rural services </li></ul><ul><li>Local depopulation </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of transport infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Agricultural change </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of affordable homes </li></ul><ul><li>Describe these on your diagram in your booklet- put into your own words (from page 194 in the green book) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Changes in farming <ul><li>Diversification is the name given to the process where farmers seek alternative income, other than from growing food crops or conventional livestock keeping. </li></ul><ul><li>There are many reasons why farmers seek this alternative income. One reason might be the decline of subsidies for their traditional produce from the government or EU. This may lead them to develop the farmhouse or outbuildings for bed and breakfast accommodation or to convert another building into a farm shop. </li></ul>
  8. 10. The broadband revolution <ul><li>Why do you think that Broadband has been really important bringing back business to the countryside? </li></ul><ul><li>It allows people to work almost anywhere, in nice rural offices, or even at home. This advert shows an example of an advertised office space in an old farm building near St Neots. </li></ul>SERVICES: Office Facilities Furnished, Shared Space, Unbranded Office Space Reception Admin Support, Telephone Answering Security Alarm Security Comms / IT Broadband Access, Telephone System Amenities Air Conditioning, On Site Café Restaurant, On Site Car Parking
  9. 11. The broadband revolution <ul><li>What else is happening in the countryside? </li></ul><ul><li>The broadband revolution means that some people can work almost anywhere that they have a broadband connection and electricity- even in a really remote area. </li></ul><ul><li>Broadband and the internet can be used to advertise, make bookings and generate more money for the rural economy. </li></ul>

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