Agricultural production regions
are defined by the extent to which they reflect subsistence or commercial practices, or intensive or extensive use of land.
the majority of farmers in the developing world are subsistence farmers.
the farmers only grow enough food to feed themselves and their families
mostly for local requirements with little or no surplus for economic opportunities or trade
are usually very small with diverse types of food raised.
farming for the purpose of excess
they are usually very large and specialized on one type of product
participating in commerce
the full circle of food production which includes the farmers, processors, distributors and retailers
when one company owns all the parts to agribusiness,
Tyson chicken controls the hatcheries, coops, and even oversees housing and transportation incentives for employees.
Second Agricultural Revolution
shift from small-scale to mass-production and a rapid increase of inventions from the 1800s to the 1900s
one of the three main paradigm shifts (revolutions) in agriculture.
Before the Second Agricultural Revolution, most people farmed the same way - very labor intensive and mostly subsistence (just enough for their own family)
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