The Geography of Agriculture

A. Development and diffusion of Agriculture

B. Major agricultural production regions

  • Agricultural systems associated with major bioclimatic zones
  • Variations within major zones and effects of markets
  • Linkages and flows among regions of food production and consumption

C. Rural land use and settlement patterns

  • Models of agricultural land use, including von Thünen’s model
  • Settlement patterns associated with major agriculture types
  • Land use/land cover change, irrigation, conservation (desertification, deforestation)

D. Modern commercial agriculture

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