difference between subsistence and commercial agriculture

TWENTY (20) DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SUBSISTENCE AND AGRICULTURE

THERE A LOT OF difference between subsistence and commercial agriculture and they are listed in the following order. Although these differences can be very negligible but can be feasible to recognize. You can also read my article:

1. characteristics of commercial agriculture
2. Characteristics of subsistence agriculture
3. Advantages and disadvantages of mechanized agriculture or
4. cropping system

commercial agriculture
plantain bunch
fruit

22. SIMPLE FARM TOOLS
23. AGRICULTURAL MECHANIZATION
24. THE CONCEPT OF MECHANIZATION
25. PROBLEMS OF MECHANIZATION
26. SURVEYING AND PLANNING OF FARMSTEAD
27. IMPORTANCE OF FARM SURVEY
28. SURVEY EQUIPMENT
29. PRINCIPLES OF FARM OUTLAY
30. SUMMARY OF FARM SURVEYING
31. CROP HUSBANDRY PRACTICES
32. PESTS AND DISEASE OF MAIZE- ZEA MAYS
33. CULTIVATION OF MAIZE CROP
34. OIL PALM
35. USES OF PALM OIL
36. MAINTENANCE OF PALM PLANTATION
37. COCOA
38.
39. PROCESSES IN COCOA CULTIVATION
HOLING AND LINING
40. YAM
41. LAND PREPARATION FOR YAM
42. DEPT OF PLANTING
43. SPACING OF YAM
44. PLANTING DEPT OF YAM
45. STORAGE OF YAM
46. STAKING OF YAM
47. HARVESTING OF YAM
48. COWPEA
JUTE
49. FORAGE CROP AND PASTURE
50. FORAGE GRASSES
51. SILAGE
52. PASTURE
53. TYPES OF PASTURE
COMMON GRASSES AND LEGUMES
54. GRASSES
55. LEGUMES
56. ESTABLISHMENT OF PASTURES
57. 201. FORAGE PRESERVATION
58. HAY SILAGE
59. FORESTRY IMPORTANCE OF FORESTRY 206. FOREST MANAGEMENT FOREST REGULATION DEFORESTATION AFFORESTATION
60. DISEASES AND PESTS OF CROPS
61. MAIZE SMUT
62. RICE BLAST
63. MAIZE RUST
64. LEAF SPOT OF GROUNDNUT
65. COW-PEA MOSAIC

How to identify subsistence agriculture

1. one of the characters of subsistence agriculture is that small land area is required

2. the sole purpose of a subsistence agriculture is to produce food mainly for the family consumption

3. in subsistence agriculture, crude tools are majorly used due to the fact that advanced implement are very expensive to buy

4. unskilled or manual labour are largely employed

5. in subsistence agriculture, returns or yield are very low

6. subsistence agriculture requires very small capital to start

7. subsistence agriculture does not require any strategic marketing ability

8. there are no use of advanced pest and disease control methods in subsistence agriculture

commercial agriculture
citrus farm
citrus orange

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. subsistence agriculture does require any formal education to embark on it

10. building of any large storage facility is not needed in subsistence agriculture

11. subsistence agriculture are mostly practiced in developing countries with lots of peasant farmers

12. the practice of subsistence agriculture usually leaves the environment free of pollution

13. there is low environmental degradation in subsistence agriculture

14. the use of agro-allied chemicals such as herbicide and fertilizers are very minimal i

n subsistence agriculture
15. subsistence agriculture usually involves the mixed cropping system agriculture

16. most often in subsistence agriculture, the use of farm records are absent

17. specialization in subsistence agriculture is absent
Now much

has been said about subsistence agriculture, so let us look into how to clinically identify commercial agriculture.

These

are

 difference  between agriculture and subsistence agriculture

1. in commercial agriculture, large areas of land is usually cultivated and mechanized
2. commercial agriculture is mainly engaged for the purpose of sales and export
3. complex modern tools and implements are used in the practice of commercial agriculture
4. skilled labour are largely employed in commercial agriculture
5. Commercial agriculture requires huge capital investment
6. Commercial agriculture requires high marketing strategies

7. Pest and disease control methods are largely employed in commercial agriculture
8. Commercial agriculture requires special skill, education and technical know-how

9. In commercial agriculture, storage and specialized facilities are needed
they create more jobs and stimulate rural economies more than either big plantations or small holder contract farmers. Yet cumulatively, such farms may threaten to dispossess small holders,

commercial agriculture
the leopard character
leopard proverbs

10. Return on investment in commercial agriculture is very high
11. Commercial agriculture is mostly practiced by companies or rich farmers
12. Commercial agriculture causes pollution
13. Commercial agriculture most often leads to environmental degradation due to use of heavy machinery
14. In commercial agriculture, farming activities are usually accomplished through the use of agro-chemicals
15. In commercial agriculture, mono-cropping system of farming is usually practiced
16. Farm records are kept to every detail in commercial agriculture
17. Farmers usually specialize in crop or animal production in commercial agriculture

CONCLUSION
The practise of any of the above type of agriculture is largely dependent on the purpose of going into farm activity. If the purpose is for sales and export, then the person involve will likely go into commercial agriculture but if the purpose is to produce food enough for family consumption, then subsistence agriculture is likely to be engaged.

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HERE YOU WILL FIND EVERY AVAILABLE TOPIC ABOUT AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE AND BIOLOGY AND LINK TO THEIR 114. APPLICATION OF ORGANIC MANURES

113. MATING
114. PARTURITION
115. MAMMARY GLAND
116. LACTATION
117. EGG FORMATION IN POULTRY
118. LIVESTOCK MANAGEMENT
119. MANAGEMENT OF GOATS
120. REPRODUCTION IN GOAT
121. POULTRY
122. POULTRY MANAGEMENT
123. BATTERY CAGE SYSTEM
124. INTENSIVE SYSTEM
125. . SEMI-INTENSIVE EXTENSIVE SYSTEM

PROODING AND REARING IN POULTRY
126. POULTRY SANITATION

127. ANIMAL NUTRITION
128. RATION
129. CONCENTRATE
130. ROUGHAGE
131. NUTRIENT SOURCES AND FUNCTIONS
132. CARBOHYDRATES
133. PROTEIN FATS
134. MINERALS
135. VITAMINS
136. FEEDING MECHANISMS IN HOLOZOIC ORGANISMS
137. TYPES OF DIETS
138. FATTENING OR FINISHING DIETS
139. LAYER DIETS
140. BALANCED DIETS
141. LACTATION DIETS
142. MALNUTRITION
143. DISEASE, CAUSES, SYMPTOM CORRECTION
144. RANGE MANAGEMENT AND IMPROVEMENT
145. LIVESTOCK DISEASES
146. VIRAL DISEASES
147. RINDER PESTS
148. NEWCASTLE DISEASE
149. BACTERIA DISEASES
150. ANTHRAX
151. BRUCELLOSIS
142. FIELD MACHINES
157. PLANTERS
164. SIMPLE FARM TOOLS
165. AGRICULTURAL
166. THE CONCEPT OF

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