Types of Agriculture

Agricultural Science JSS1 First Term


Types of Agriculture

Performance Objectives

Student should be able to:

     1. Explain the types of agriculture

     2. List the characteristics of both types of agriculture

     3. List and differentiate between the various areas of specialization in agriculture


All over the world, there are basically two types of agriculture. These are:

1. Subsistence Agriculture:  This is a type of agriculture whereby the farmer produces food just enough for his self and his family to eat. In a time of good harvest, the surplus is sold by the farmer. The aim of the subsistent farmer is to produce enough food for his family.  In this type of agriculture, simple/crude tools like the cutlass, axe, hoes and others are used by the farmer. This can also.... View More

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