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Commuting
the daily movement of people travelling between home and work and back again
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Rural-urban Fringe
an area around a town or city where urban and rural land uses mix and compete
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Suburbanised village
a village within the communting range of a large area
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Counter Urbanisation
people leaving towns and cities to live in the more rural areas
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Marginal land
land that is only just god enough to be worth farming
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Rural-depopulation
people leaving a rural area to live elsewhere
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Diversification
moving into new activites to try and make a better living
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Second Home
a home bought to stay in for only weekends and holidays
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Living standards
people's quality of life, mostly measured economically but also socially, culturally ad environmentally
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Common Adricultural Policy (C.A.P)
a policy to support and control farming in the EU
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Intensive Farming
high inputs of capital and/or labour to achieve maximum productivity
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Livestock famring
rearing animals
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Mixed farming
farming both plants and animals
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Arable farming
growing crops
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Inputs
anything entering the farming system eg. climate, soil, seed, labour
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Processes
jobs done on the farm to produce outputs
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Outputs
products leaving the famring system, usually for sale
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Agribusiness
running an agricultural operation like an industry. Inputs and outputs are both high
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Capital intensive
farming to achieve maximum production via inputs of money
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Organic Farming
a farm that does not use chemicals in the production of crops or livestock
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Eutrophication
pollution of fresh water from agricultural waste or excess fertiliser runn-off
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Habitat
the home of a community of plants and animals
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Gentically modified (GM)
involves putting genes from other species (sometimes animals) into a crop to increase yield
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Crop rotation
changing the use of a field regulary to help maintain the fertility
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Fallow
land that has been left unseeded to recover its fertility
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Deforestation
the removal of tress and undergrowth
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Irrigation
watering of farmland by artificial means
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an area around a town or city where urban and rural land uses mix and compete

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Rural-urban Fringe

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a village within the communting range of a large area

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people leaving towns and cities to live in the more rural areas

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land that is only just god enough to be worth farming

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