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1- What is agriculture?
Answer: Growing crops, fruits, vegetables, flowers and rearing livestock are together called agriculture.
2 - Name the factors influencing agriculture?
Answer: Climate, type of soil, population density and technology
3 - What is shifting cultivation? What are its disadvantages?
Answer: When cultivation is done on small patches of land and the patch of land is changed frequently, it is called shifting cultivation. Shifting cultivation is ideal for forest dwellers who mainly depend on various forest produce for their survival. Shifting cultivation is environment friendly as there is no use of synthetic fertilisers or pesticides. Moreover, exploitation of water is not done in this type of agriculture. Natural vegetation is least disturbed by way of shifting cultivation.
4 - What is plantation agriculture?
Answer: Plantation is a type of commercial farming. A single crop; like tea, coffee, rubber, etc. is grown on a large tract of land in case of plantation.
5 - Name the fibre crops and name the climatic conditions required for their growth.
Answer: Cotton: Cotton needs high temperature, light rainfall and bright sunshine. It also needs two hundred and ten frost-free days.
Jute: Jute needs high temperature, heavy rainfall and high humidity.