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1 AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM AND FOOD PRODUCTION:

AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM:

-Agriculture as a system –input, output and processes.

Factors affecting agricultural land use and practises


Main factors to be covered are physical (land/relief, soil, climate, hazards), social
(e.g. population pressure, cultural practices, inheritance laws, education, health),
economic (e.g. motive, money/capital, labour force, distance from market), and
political (e.g. government policy, NGO assistance, aid, debt). Think about positive
and negative factors.

INTENSIVE AND EXTENSIVE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION:

TWO CASE STUDIES: wet rice cultivation and Dairying.

THE MANAGEMENT OF AGRICULTURAL CHANGE

-INTENSIFICATION AND EXTENSIFICATION

-CHANGE BECAUSE OF GOVERNMENT POLICY, EXTERNAL FACTORS;


POPULATION PRESSURE, PROFIT MOTIVATION OR CLIMATIC
CHANGE.

0RGANIC FARMING

NEED OF CHANGE, DIFFICULTIES FACE, MANAGEMENT ISSUES AND


EVALUATE ATTEMPTED SOLUTION.

CASE STUDY SOUTH AFRICA.


AGRICULTURE:

June 2009 Question 1


June 2010 Question 1

June 2011 Question 1(b)

November 2011 Question 1(b)