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Unit 5 Agriculture

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Define "agriculture" Purposely raising an animal or crop for human use
Purposely raising an animal or crop for human use agriculture
Explain the nature and significance of the agricultural revolution people began raising animals for food and other purposes
define "cultivation" preparing, planting, caring for, and harvesting crops
define "domestication modifying a plant or animal species through selective breeding so that it becomes dependent on humans
What are the major hearths for crops? Latin America, Southwest Asia, SubSaharan Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia
Where is the hearth for wheat? Southwest Asia
Where is the hearth for rice? East Asia
Where is the hearth for coconuts? Southeast Asia
Where is the hearth for potatoes? Latin America
Where is the hearth for coffee? Sub-Saharan Africa
Describe major differences between subsistence and commercial agriculture subsistence is when farmers farm to support themselves and their family commercial is farming for money
Discuss reasons why agriculture differs so much in developed and developing countries In developing countries, they need cash to buy equipment, mainly use subsistence farming, and have to manage population growth In developed countries, they deal with overproduction, maximizing profit, and making food cheap and environmentally safe
Describe the key change associated with the second agricultural revolution and identify the time period in which it occurred caused by the industrial revolution occurred around 1800-1900
Created by: anthonyisgro