Types of agriculture

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Types of agriculture

  1. 1. Types of Agriculture
  2. 2. Types of Agriculture <ul><li>I. Industrialized agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>II. Traditional agriculture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Subsistence Farming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Human labor and draft animals are used to produce enough food to feed oneself and family members. In good years, there may be enough food left over to sell or put aside for hard times. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Interplanting <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Growing several crops simultaneously on same plot </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Polyvarietal Cultivation <ul><ul><li>Several varieties of same crop </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Agroforestry <ul><li>Crops and trees planted together </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce erosion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide fuelwood </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nitrogen fixation </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Polyculture <ul><li>Complex intercropping </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mixed ages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mixed species </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Terracing <ul><li>Using land forms to slow erosion </li></ul><ul><li>Increases available land for crop growth </li></ul><ul><li>Decreases </li></ul><ul><li>water loss </li></ul>
  8. 8. Hydroponics <ul><ul><ul><li>Method of growing plants in a nutrient saturated water solution </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Genetically Engineered Food <ul><li>Crops or animals that have been given desirable gene(s) by an artificial means </li></ul><ul><li>This is a very contraversial topic. Here is an example of an ad against this idea. </li></ul>

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