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Farming distribution in the UK Aim: To discover how farming is spread across the UK. Resources New Connections – P.34-35 Outline map of the UK Growing.

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1 Farming distribution in the UK Aim: To discover how farming is spread across the UK. Resources New Connections – P Outline map of the UK Growing Season Worksheet

2 What is the distribution of farming? Study fig A on page 34, then complete the following activity: Task A - On the outline map provided complete the map, shade in the zones and add the information from the boxes.Task A - On the outline map provided complete the map, shade in the zones and add the information from the boxes.

3 CROFTING ~ small farms in the highlands of Scotland worked at subsistence level (now rarely found) SUSBSISTENCE ~ farming food to support the family rather than to sell INTENSIVE ~ farms with a big input of eg. labour, capital (money), fertilisers, technology to give high yields from a small area EXTENSIVE ~ low input using a large area of land to get high yields YIELD ~ how much a farmer gets from each hectare (10,000 sq. metres)

4 The crop - Oilseed Why do farmers want to grow this crop? 1.Give 5 reasons why many farmers grow oilseed. 2. Why do some people not like fields of oilseed rape? Click on the photo for a short film on farming oilseed in Scotland 3:53

5 Set Aside & Farm Woodland Protection Scheme. Set Aside & Farm Woodland Protection Scheme. Read the information on fig c & d p.35 and then for either Set Aside or Woodland Scheme, complete the following: Read the information on fig c & d p.35 and then for either Set Aside or Woodland Scheme, complete the following: 1.Explain what it means 2.Give reasons for it 3.Say whether you think that it is good idea – explain your answer. Click on the title to see a short film about set aside policy in Scotland 2:33

6 Farm Subsidies Most hill farms depend on Government subsidies for their survival. What the subsidies pay for or whether they are paid at all changes the face of the countryside.Most hill farms depend on Government subsidies for their survival. What the subsidies pay for or whether they are paid at all changes the face of the countryside. Hill farmers in Snowdonia have depended on subsidies for many years. Today grants are now being paid to farmers to set aside land and restore the landscape and its buildings.Hill farmers in Snowdonia have depended on subsidies for many years. Today grants are now being paid to farmers to set aside land and restore the landscape and its buildings. Click here for a short film about farm subsidies in SnowdoniaClick here for a short film about farm subsidies in Snowdoniahere

7 Food Surplus


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