Chap 10 - Agriculture

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In contrast to practitioners of agriculture, hunters and gatherers

travel frequently.

Hunters and gatherers probably began practicing agriculture because of

a combination of environmental and cultural factors.

Farming varies around the world because of ________ across space.

cultural and environmental factors

Hunting and gathering is still practiced by some societies today.

True

The largest use of land near the Equator is

shifting cultivation.

Subsistence agriculture is designed mainly to generate products for sale off the farm.

False

All but which of the following are true of commercial agriculture compared to subsistence agriculture?

output consumed on the farm

Shifting cultivation is most commonly found in which climate region?

humid low-latitude

Which of the following is a typical practice in growing rice in Asia?

all of the above

Pastoral nomads

occupy only their own territory, moving with the seasons to find forage and water.

If darker shades mean higher values, this is most likely a map of (China, India dark).

rice production.

The agricultural practice most dependent on being close to consumers is

dairy farming.

The different areas of the world where Mediterranean agriculture predominates have similar

climate.

Based on knowledge acquired previously in this course, this chart indicates that

far more people in the developing world are employed in fishing both as a percentage of that population and overall.

This figure helps to explain that for the last half century most increase in food production has come from

increasing agricultural productivity.

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