list the differences between a US farmer and an indian farmer?
Have small plots land upto 1.5 hect. than compared to US farmer.
Use poor machinery and most of the work is done manually.
Do not have proper storage facility.
Works like a peasant farmer.
Have very large plots of land about 250 hect.
Use rich machinery and don 't need more man to do work.
Have vast storage compounds.
Works like a business man not like a peasant farmer.
indian farming :
Both countries give subsidies t their farmers but US subsidies are way more than Indias (hence the Doha round dipute)
(1) In India farmers live very far away from there farms so it takes time to get to there farm and in the USA farmers stay very near to there farm.
(2) In India land is very less land is available with the farmers and in the USA large amount on land is available with farmers.
(3) In India electricity is not easily available in villages whereas in the USA there is no problem of electricity.
(4) In India farmers don 't have additional income from dairies and piggery 's whereas USA farmers have additional income from these fields.
(5) In India easy loan is not available which effects the life of the farmers whereas in the USA easy loan is available.
(6) In India the connectivity of food grain market is poor whereas In the USA connectivity of food grain market much better.
(7) In India farming is treated as livelihood by farmers whereas in the USA it is treated as business.
These are the reasons of difference in lifestyle of Indian farmers as compare to the American farmers.
The difference between the Indian farmers and USA farmers is that Indian farmers use traditional method while USA farmers use modern methods. They even use modern machinary while we copy from them
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A Farm in IndiaThere is a small village Adilabad in Ghazipur district ofUttar Pradesh. Munna Lal is a small farmer in this villagewho has farmland of about 1.5 hectares. His house is inthe main village. He purchases high yielding varieties ofseeds from the market every alternate year. Theland is fertile and he grows atleast two cropsin a year which are normally wheat or rice andpulses. The farmer takes advice of his friendsand elders as well as government agriculturalofficers regarding farming practices. He takesa tractor on rent for ploughing his field, thoughsome of his friends still use traditional methodof using bullocks for ploughing. There is atubewell in the nearby field which he takes onrent to irrigate his field.Agriculture 47Munna Lal also has two buffaloes and few hens. Hesells milk in the cooperative store located in the nearbytown. He is a member of the co-operative society whichalso advises him on the type of fodder for his animals,safety measures to protect the health of the livestockand artificial insemination.All the members of the family help himin various farm activities. Sometimes, hetakes credit from a bank or the agriculturalco-operative society to buy HYV seeds andimplements.He sells his produce in the mandi locatedin the nearby town. Since majority of thefarmers do not have lack storage facilities,they are forced to sell the produce evenwhen the market is not favourable to them.In recent years, the government has takensome steps to develop storage facilites.
A Farm in the USAThe average size of a farm in the USA is muchlarger than that of an Indian farm. A typicalfarm size in the USA is about 250 hectares.The farmer generally resides in the farm.Some of the major crops grown are corn,soyabean, wheat, cotton and sugarbeet.Joe Horan, a farmer in the Midwest USA, inIowa State owns about 300 hectares of land.He grows corn on his field after making surethat soil and water resources meet the needsof this crop. Adequate measures are taken to controlpests that can damage the crop. From time to timehe sends the soil samples to a soil testing laboratoryto check whether thenutrients are sufficient ornot. The results help JoeHoran to plan a scientificfertiliser programme. Hiscomputer is linked to thesatellite which gives hima precise picture of hisfield. This helps him toFig 4.17: Spray of Pesticides use chemical fertilisersFig 4.16: A Farm in the USAFig 4.15: An Agricultural Field in India48 resources And developmentExercises1. Answer the following questions.(i) What is agriculture?(ii) Name the factors influencing agriculture?(iii) What is shifting cultivation? What are its disadvantages?(iv) What is plantation agriculture?(v) Name the fibre crops and name the climatic conditions required for theirgrowth.2. Tick the correct answer.(i) Horticulture means(a) growing of fruits and vegetables (b) primitive farming(c) growing of wheat(ii) Golden fibre refers to(a) tea (b) cotton (c) jute(iii) Leading producers of coffee(a) Brazil (b) India (c) Russia3. Give reasons.(i) In India agriculture is a primary activity.(ii) Different crops are grown in different regions.4. Distinguish between the followings.(i) Primary activites and tertiary activities(ii) Subsistence farming and intenstive farming.5. Activity(i) Collect seeds of wheat, rice, jowar, bajra, ragi, maize, oilseeds and pulsesavailable in the market. Bring them to the class and find out in which typeof soil they grow.(ii) Find out the difference between the life style of farmers in the USA andIndia on the basis of pictures collected from magazines, books, newspapersand the internet.Fig 4.18: Mechanised Harvesting in the USAand pesticides wherever they are required.He uses tractors, seed drills, leveller, combined harvester and thresher to performvarious agricultural operations. A grains arestored in the automated grain storage ordespatched to market agencies. The farmerin USA works like a businessman and notlike a peasant farmer.
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