Sedentary farming is a method of agriculture in which the same land is farmed every year. This is in contrast to nomadic farming, in which new areas are farmed as the soil becomes less nutrient-rich from extensive planting, and shifting cultivation, which uses controlled forest fires to produce arable land.Continue Reading
Sedentary farming was developed independently in Eurasia and the Americas. On the Eurasian continent, sedentary agriculture was practiced by 10,000 B.C.E.
America was first populated in 20,000 B.C.E., and the first people in America were foragers and hunters. By 7,000 B.C.E., agriculture was also practiced in South America. The development of sedentary farming on both continents allowed civilization to develop.Learn more about Agriculture
Branches of agriculture include aqua farming, farming, apiculture or beekeeping, fishing, forestry, ranching and whaling. Forestry is further divided into the four categories of agroforestry, analog forestry, forest gardening and forest farming. Agronomy is the science of producing plants for uses such as food, fuels, fiber and feed. Animal husbandry refers to raising and breeding livestock.Full Answer >
Traditional agriculture is a type of farming that uses techniques developed over decades or centuries to ensure good, sustainable yield over time in a specific area or region. Traditional farms are based around mixed crops that complement one another.Full Answer >
Community supported agriculture is a farming model that involves community members in all stages of production, sharing the risks and sometimes the work involved in agricultural production. It typically involves purchasing of a share of the farm's harvest in advance and sometimes volunteering some time working on the farm.Full Answer >
The benefits of intensive crop farming are high crop yields, a reduction in the price of farm produce and use of less land. Intensive crop farming is very economical. Furthermore, the Environmental Protection Agency has rules that farmers must follow, making this type of farming healthy and safe.Full Answer >