GEOGRAPHY-Agriculture

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What kind of industry is Agriculture?

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It is in the Primary industry:

(These are industries that make use of the Earth's natural resources - farming, fishing, forestry and mining).

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Farming is a system of inputs, processes and outputs name which each system includes or requires...

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Inputs: these will be physical (land, sun, rain), human (labour) and capital (money for livestock and feed, seeds, equipment, wages).

Processes: these are the activities on the farm that turn inputs into outputs. For example, feeding and caring for the animals or planting and tending to the crops.

Outputs: these are products farmers sell at market or use to feed and clothe their families. Barley, hops, wheat, hay and straw are products from crops and meat, wool, leather and cheese are products from animals.

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