Economic and Social

What are the Social and Economic Impacts on Agriculture

Social and economic impacts are scarcely less significant in determining the type and methods of farm production in any area and the spatial patterns of agricultural activity. It is these factors which are examined next. 1. Land tenure Land tenure is one of the most fundamental influences on agriculture. Among primitive peoples, the land is …

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What are the factors physical influences on agriculture?

The physical influences on agricultural activity can be divided into three main groups; climate, soils and relief. Of these, the climate is the chief determinant of agricultural patterns. Soil properties are largely the product of past and present climates, while relief effects are largely expressed through climate changes. Influence of Climate on Agriculture All plants …

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Rural Planning

In the past, most attention has been given to urban planning in Britain, reflecting the fact that 77 per cent of the population live in towns. However, 90 per cent of the land area of Britain is rural, and this must also be carefully planned, especially since the countryside is now changing rapidly under the …

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Urban Planning

The geographer is not only concerned with past and present distributions and interactions, but also with the future. Because of the resource problems arising from population growth, and the complexity of modern urbanised and industrialised societies, it is becoming increasingly necessary to plan. Planning has been described as ‘an ordered sequence of operations, designed to …

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