Dahabo Abdi (Sweetwaters)

Hey everyone,still am going on with the factors influencing agriculture and today am going to take you through the biotic factors.The biotic factors influences agriculture differently.They include the following: 1. Pests Feed on crops therefore the plant lowers the quantity of agricultural produce. Feed on grains thus affect viability of the seeds Lower palatability of crop produce Increase cost of production when control methods are applied Create entry points for disease causing organisms...Read More...
Last Reply By Sophie Holland (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone,as i told you before my next post would be on human factors that influence sustainable farming.So here are the factors: Land tenure In the developed world a large percentage of farmers occupy their own land. They have a large incentive to become more efficient and improve land and buildings. Their investment and success will depend on the market place and political systems.In the world farmers are less likely to be owner-occupiers. Instead they will probably be tenants or...Read More...
Last Reply By Angela Mukami (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone, today am going to discuss on the factors influencing sustainable farming.Some of these factors include the physical factors and human factors.But today i have discussed the physical factors only. Physical factors Climate Climatic factors include... 1. Temperature: Most plants cannot grow if the temperature falls below 6°C or the soil is frozen for five months. As a consequence many areas are unsuitable for crop cultivation. 2. The growing season: The number of days between the...Read More...
Last Reply By Priscilla Muthoni (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone, in my today's post is about the importance of sustainable farming.I have listed them for you below; 1. Contributes to Environmental Conservation: The environment act's a big role in sustaining life. It is our duty to take care of the environment so that in future generations are not deprived of their needs. Sustainable agriculture helps to replenish the land and other natural resources . This replenishment ensures that these natural resources will be able to sustain life in...Read More...
Last Reply By Rosemary Makena (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone,as i told you before am going to post again very soon.So today i have posted again on the methods or practices of sustainable farming. The methods include the following: 1. Make use of Renewable Energy Sources: The most important practice is the use of the alternate source of energy. Use of solar, hydro power is ecologically friendly. Farmers can use solar panels in different ways including the electrical fencing and pumping of water. Running river can be source of...Read More...
Last Reply By Moses Muchiri (Tigithi) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone,it has been a long time since i posted but today am back and ready to work as usually.Today am going to post about sustainable farming and it's benefits.It is part of my enquiry question if you try to look where i started.I have decided to follow each step of my topic,so don't get confused. Sustainable farming is ecologically enhancing better methods of farming that are environmentally friendly and protect health. It does not only deal with the economic aspect of farming, but...Read More...
Last Reply By Cynthia Mwahu · First Unread Post
Hey everyone,not so long but today i'll be posting on the factors considered when practicing agriculture.These are some of the factors considered: 1.Soil,topographic and climate requirements of the crop. The first part in the planning stage before site selection is to learn about crop to be grown.This involves identification and adaptation of the crop.Mostly it's soil,topographic and climatic requirements, with such information one can select a suitable location and farming can...Read More...
Last Reply By Brian Gichuki (Tigithi) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone, today am going to take you through some of the types of farming practiced in some parts of the world.They include: pastoralism,shifting cultivation,subsistence farming and intensive farming. Pastoralism involves keeping domesticated animals. In nomadic pastoralism , livestock are moved from place to place in search of pasture and water. This type of farming is practiced in arid and semi-arid regions of Sahara, Central Asia and some parts of Africa. In shifting cultivation , a...Read More...
Last Reply By Jackline Nyaga (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone,today i am going to take you through the importance of practicing agriculture.The importance that am going to take you through are: Source of livelihood Agriculture is the main source of livelihood of people, most of the developed countries is due to agricultural activities. contribution national revenue The main source of national income for the most of the developing countries is agriculture.For the developed ones agriculture contributes a smaller percentage to their income.Read More...
Last Reply By Angela Mukami (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone today, I will be looking at the history of agriculture. In 2008, the united Nations referred to e-agriculture as"an emerging field" with the expectation that it's slope would change and evolve as our understanding of the area grows. The e-agriculture community (and the term e-agriculture)came into being after the world summit on the information society(WSIS) in 2003 and 2005. The participants identified and named e-agriculture as key action line to address the development...Read More...
Last Reply By Angela Mukami (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
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