Synopses & Reviews
The study of agriculture is central to all A-level geography syllabuses. Ian Bowler examines a number of important topics related to agricultural change including the characteristics of developed agriculture; changes in crops, livestock and farm enterprises; causal factors in agricultural change; state intervention; agricultural marketing systems; agricultural trade; farm size and changes to the rural environment. Each topic is treated on two levels, with theoretical concepts supported by empirical case studies. Interactive questions are included in each section.
This book examines a number of important topics related to agricultural change in developed countries.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction; 2. Demand, supply and agricultural change; 3. New technology and agricultural change; 4. State intervention and agricultural change; 5. Farming systems and agricultural regions; 6. Changes in production within individual farm businesses; 7. Changes in farm size and land occupancy; 8. Changes in the marketing system for farm products; 9. Changes in agricultural trade and food aid; 10. Agricultural change and the natural environment; 11. Conclusion.