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Agricultural Geography - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
The world may run on energy, but people run on food. In this chapter, you will examine agriculture at the societal and global level, how it is impacted by economics and climate and compare and contrast the approaches to farming taken across the globe. You will study the following material:
- Features of agricultural societies, types of agricultural practices and rural settlement patterns
- Forces of economics that affect farming methods
- How the world's most and least developed countries practice agriculture
- Effect of bioclimatic zones on agricultural production
- Definition and explanation of Von Thünen's model and land use
- Relationship between food production and food consumption
|Agricultural Societies: Definition, History & Distinguishing Features||Analyze and explain intensive agriculture.|
|Types of Agriculture: Industrialized and Subsistence Agriculture||Compare and contrast subsistence vs. industrialized agriculture.|
|Economic Forces That Influence Agricultural Practices||Explore how economics impacts farming practices.|
|Farming, Ranching & Gardening in Most-Developed Countries||Examine modern countries' approach to agriculture.|
|Agricultural Regions in Least-Developed Countries||Discuss farming methods in less developed countries.|
|Agricultural Production Regions Associated With Bioclimatic Zones||Evaluate impact of bioclimatic zones on agriculture.|
|Von Thünen's Model & Land Use: Definition & Application||Explain and analyze land use under Von Thünen's model.|
|Interdependence of Food Consumption & Production||Assess the role of food in world trade.|
1. Agricultural Societies: Definition, History & Distinguishing Features
This lesson will seek to define intensive agriculture. In doing so, it will highlight the concepts of subsistence versus commercialization. It will also define cash crops and agribusinesses.
2. Types of Agriculture: Industrialized and Subsistence Agriculture
In recent history, agriculture has been the main source of the food we consume on a daily basis. In this lesson, we will explore the difference between industrialized and subsistence agriculture. We will also investigate the different kinds of subsistence agriculture that are practiced.
3. Farming, Ranching & Gardening in Most-Developed Countries
This lesson will seek to explain agriculture in the modernized world. In doing so, it will highlight most-developed countries as well as intensive agriculture, gardening, and ranching.
4. Agricultural Regions in Least-Developed Countries
This lesson will seek to explain agriculture in some of the world's least-developed countries. It will highlight subsistence farming, shifting cultivation, intensive agriculture, and nomadic pastoralism.
5. Agricultural Production Regions Associated With Bioclimatic Zones
In this lesson, explore the influence of climate on plants and animal production. Learn about the different agricultural regions, found throughout the world, and examine how they are related to climatic patterns.
6. Von Thunen's Model & Land Use: Definition & Application
Take your average piece of land. People could choose to use it in a dozen different ways. Can you guess which way they'll choose? Von Thünen believed he could, and he developed a model to do so, which we'll explore in this lesson.
7. Interdependence of Food Consumption & Production
In this lesson, learn about interdependence in the food supply chain. Examine how some globally-consumed products often come from specific regions. Also, explore the impact of political systems, infrastructure and trade on global food distribution.
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