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Harshith Belagur from Our Own English High School, asked a question
Subject: Social Science , asked on 26/11/12

advantages and disadvantages of traditional agriculture

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Shushrita Das , Meritnation Expert added an answer, on 27/11/12

Advantages

  • Traditional farming grew many different crops per acre prevented a reliance on one type of 'staple' crop
  • prevented a reliance on one type of 'staple' crop
  • employment for many
  • natural and healthier

Disadvantages

  • highly reliant on rainfall
  • quantity of food produced was less per acre

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Rising Star........alicia , added an answer, on 27/11/12
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 Traditional farming methods: 
BENEFITS : Traditional farming grew many different crops per acre, which replenished the soil, and prevented a reliance on one type of 'staple ' crop. Many people were needed to farm, so there was more people at work. The farmers and society in general were not reliant upon synthetically produced planting which was healthier.

disadvantages : Traditional farming was more reliant upon rainfall to water the plants, so dought was a common issue. The quantity of food produced was less per acre, which, when combined with drought, caused starvation. The quality of the food produced was lower than the quality of today.

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