Principles of farmstead planning.

Agricultural science for S.S.S 2 First Term.

Week 7

Principles of farmstead planning.

Performance objectives.

Students should be able to;

  1. Determine where to locate a farmstead and building.
  2. Draw out a farm layout.


Principles of farmstead planning.

  1. Plant crops on the best soil within the farm.
  2. Livestock buildings should be located on the poorest soil within the farm.
  3. Buildings should be located in easily accessible areas.
  4. Farm buildings should not be located on slopes to avoid erosion.
  5. Residential and office buildings should be located far away from livestock building to avoid the noise and unpleasant odour from farm animals’ waste and dungs.

Calculation of area of farmland and plant population.

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