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in the west of ireland

what percentage of the regions population earn a living through farming 13.6% however in Roscommon 20 per cent of the population is dependent on agriculture
Suggest a reason for this? This is mainly as a result of traditional family practices rather then because of farmings profitability.
Is farming prosperous in the region? Agriculture in the west is subsistant and underdeveloped meaning that farming is less prosperous in this region than in other regions. Farmers in the west are dependant on less-profitable farming practices e.g. sheep and dry stock cattle rearing
what is the main reason farms in the west have low levels of mechanization? Many old farmers are reluctant to spend money to modernise their farms, preffering to stick to traditional methods.
What percentage of farmers are known as "hobby famers" 50% This means that they have jobs outside the farm. hobby farming is typically carried out to maintain a familys tradition of farming rather then income
Many farms in the west are becoming miltifunctional sugest two ways this could be done Using the farmhouse as a bed and breakfast during the summer months and hill-walking paths through the farmland
Created by: Laura_obrien123
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