Land and its uses.

Agricultural science  SSS1 First Term.

Week 6

Land and its uses.

Performance objectives

Students should be able to:

  1. State the meaning of land.
  2. State the characteristics of the land.
  3. Mention the use of land.
  4. Identify physical, economic and social factors affecting land availability for agricultural purposes.


Definition of land.

Land may be defined as the uppermost layer of the earth’s crust on which agricultural and non- agricultural activities are carried out.

In other words, Land can also be defined as the solid part of the earth’s surface which has as its component water, air, soil, rock, minerals, natural vegetation, and animal life, and it is suitable for agricultural production.

Characteristics of land.

  1. The land is a natural gift.... View More

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