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Chp 10 sec 5. Comparing Subsistence and Commercial Agriculture. Terms/Concepts. Subsistence and Commercial differences Farm size Percentage of farmers in society Use of machinery. Commercial vs. Subsistence. Farm size Commercial agriculture Larger Smaller number of farms Mechanization

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terms concepts
Terms/Concepts
  • Subsistence and Commercial differences
    • Farm size
    • Percentage of farmers in society
    • Use of machinery
commercial vs subsistence
Commercial vs. Subsistence
  • Farm size
    • Commercial agriculture
      • Larger
      • Smaller number of farms
      • Mechanization
      • Largest amounts of capital
commercial vs subsistence1
Commercial vs. Subsistence
  • Percentage of farmers in society
    • Developed countries
      • ~5 percent engaged in agriculture
    • Developing countries
      • ~50 percent engaged in agriculture
commercial vs subsistence2
Commercial vs. Subsistence
  • Use of machinery
    • Developed countries
      • Heavy reliance on machinery rather than people or animals
      • Mass-produced farm machinery
      • Transportation aids commercial food distributions
      • Scientific advances to increase productivity
      • Electronics
        • GPS
terms concepts1
Terms/Concepts
  • Subsistence and Commercial differences
    • Farm size
    • Percentage of farmers in society
    • Use of machinery
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