Type of land use that is efficient
Efficient methods include low technology like terrace farming, slave labor, and irrigation; and high technology like combines, tractors, GPS, and fertilizers.
System of cultivation using large amounts of labor and capital relative to land area.
On the level of theory, the increased productivity of intensive agriculture enables the farmer to use a relatively smaller land area that is located close to market, where land values are high relative to labor and capital, and this is true in many parts of the world. If costs of labor and capital outlays for machinery and chemicals, and costs of storage (where desired or needed) and transportation to market are too high, then farmers may find it more profitable to turn to extensive agriculture.
Self-sufficient, small in scale, low technology (terrace farming, basic irrigation, crop rotation)
Subsistence farming is growing enough food for one person, their family, or local community. Not to make a profit or mass production. Subsistence farms grow a variety of crops like tomatoes, corn, potatoes, cucumbers, and spinach in order to have a wider nutritional value. Some subsistence farms also have livestock.
Food production for local consumption- not for trade or sale
Some are confined to small fields- very likely they do not own the soil they till
Small fields-sharecropper, low-end money pull for agriculture
Can promote cohesiveness within society, share land, food surpluses, personal wealth is restricted
Cultivators are poor but free