This book provides a historical summary of agricultural development and representative ways in which agricultural production is undertaken in different social, economic and physical environments. It describes concepts and methodology for understanding any area or type of farming.
Introduction Part I:· The Physical & Social Environment 1. The Origins and Development of Agriculture 2. Physical Factors influencing Agriculture 3. Social and Economic Factors influencing Agriculture Part II: Systems of Exploitation 4. Agricultural Enterprises and Systems 5. Mixed Agriculture - the United Kingdom and New Zealand 6. Plantation Agriculture in Malaysia 7. State and Collective Farming in the U.S.S.R. 8. Subsistence Agriculture Part III: Concepts & Methodology 9. Systematic and Regional Analysis 10. Land Use and Land Potential 11. Conclusions