Farming

Farming

Farming

Farming is growing crops or keeping animals by people for food and raw materials. Farming is a part of agriculture. A farm is an area of land that is devoted primarily to agricultural processes with the primary objective of producing food and other crops; it is the basic facility in food production. The name is used for specialized units such as arable farms, vegetable farms, fruit farms, dairy, pig and poultry farms, and land used for the production of natural fibers, biofuel and other commodities. It includes ranches, feedlots, orchards, plantations and estates, smallholdings and hobby farms, and includes the farmhouse and agricultural buildings as well as the land. In modern times the term has been extended so as to include such industrial operations as wind farms and fish farms, both of which can operate on land or sea.

Farming originated independently in different parts of the world, as hunter gatherer societies transitioned to food production rather than food capture. It may have started about 12,000 years ago with the domestication of livestock in the Fertile Crescent in western Asia, soon to be followed by the cultivation of crops. Modern units tend to specialise in the crops or livestock best suited to the region, with their finished products being sold for the retail market or for further processing, with farm products being traded around the world. Agriculture is not only growing food for people and animals, but also growing other things like flowers and nursery plants, manure or dung, animal hides (skins or furs), leather, animals, fungi, fibers (cotton, wool, hemp, and flax), biofuel , and drugs (biopharmaceuticals, marijuana, opium).

  • Farming involves rearing of animals and crop cultivation; it is an important part of agriculture.
  • Farmers aim at providing enough, healthy food to feed the ever-increasing population worldwide.
  • Different types of farming practices are practiced in different regions across the world based on various factors.
  • Factors such as climate and soil fertility affect the type of farming practices a farmer can adopt.
  • Types of farming include subsistence farming, mixed farming, nomadic herding, commercial plantation, livestock rearing, etc.
  • Arable Farming
  • Pastoral Farming
  • Mixed Farming
  • Subsistence Farming
  • Commercial Farming
  • Extensive and Intensive Farming
  • Nomadic Farming
  • Sedentary Farming
  • Poultry Farming
  • Fish Farming
  • Dry and Wetland Farming
  • organic farming
  • industrial farming
  • animal farming
  • Irrigation farming
  • Plantation farming
  • Dairy Farming
  • Terrace Farming

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