Farming (Primary Activity)



Economic activities
are ways that people make their living. They can  divided into three types (Primary, Secondary and Tertiary).

Primary activity consists of the extraction of raw materials from the ground or sea (from nature). This includes mining, quarrying, fishing, forestry and farming.

Farming is the growing of crops and the rearing of animals. The location  and success of farming is determined by a combination of human and physical factors.

    
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arming systems are determined by the type of farm.
Farms can be classified as being arable, pastoral, mixed and market gardening.
  • Arable farms grow crops.
  • Pastoral farms specialise in rearing animals.
  • Mixed farms are both pastoral and arable.

    On subsistence farms the produce is consumed by the farmer. Any surplus  is usually sold to buy other goods. Farms that sell the majority of their produce are known as commercial farms.

    What is the CAP? The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) was introduced after the Second World War in EU. Europe wanted to be self sufficient in its provision of food. The CAP guaranteed farmers a price for their produce. This protected farmers from cheaper imports from outside of Europe.
The CAP led to a huge surplus of food in Europe,but also has had a significant impact on the environment.

         
        
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   SOME FARM ANIMALS (READ & LISTEN)


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Introdución al impacto ambiental de las explotaciones agropecuarias   6 may. 2012 11:55 belen pena
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Breve historia de la agricultura y la ganadería  6 may. 2012 11:53 belen pena
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FUNDAMENTAL, una revisión del tema (not for beginners)    14 may. 2012 9:40 belen pena
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Muy buen resumen sobre la aparición de la nueva agricultura de mercado    14 may. 2012 9:40 belen pena
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Apoyo para el cuestionario del video  6 may. 2012 11:46 belen pena
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Breve historia de la industria alimentaria, hasta hoy  6 may. 2012 11:51 belen pena
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si quieres pasar un rato, eres curioso o te gusta la cocina...   6 may. 2012 11:50 belen pena
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