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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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Chp 10 sec 5

Chp 10 sec 5

Comparing Subsistence and Commercial Agriculture


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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