Agriculture Across The World

Zoe Fowler 2B

Define Agriculture:

- the science or practice of farming, including cultivation of the soil for the growing of crops and the rearing of animals to provide food, wool, and other products.

Purpose of the USDA

The USDA is also known as the United States Department of Agriculture.  The primary purpose of the USDA is to make sure that all American food that is manufactured and consumed is safe, nutritious and sustainable.

Kenya v. United States

Agriculture remains as the most importnant economic activity in Kenya. About 80% of the work force engages in agriculture or food prosessing. Their main foreign exchange earner is Coffee which is behind Tourism and Tea. Kenya's agriculture is different to the United States in that the types of food grown in Kenya is very different to those grown in America, allowing a strong contrast between them.

All about Kenya ...

-Population: 33,830,000-Government Type: Representative Democracy-Poverty Level: 45.9%-Literary Percent: 85-Average Family Size: 5-Religion: mostly Protestant-Animal welfare issues: Animal abuse in Kenya results from: neglect; starvation-Technology: Kenyas technology is advancing-common animals: warthogs,elephants,giraffe,cheetah,lions-common crops: maize,wheat,root-crops,potatoes-strange foods: mursik (milk,ashes) Chapati (wheat,veggie oil, water, corn)

Farming Compare & Contrast

less than 8% of the land is used for crop and feed production. Less that 20% of land is suitable for cultavation and less than 8% is medium potential land. United States has a total of 51% suitable land which is a huge contrast to Kenya. The farming ways in Kenya are different in the fact that the amount of land used to farm is small so there is only so manny crops that can be harvested/planted. Here, we have advanced technology allowing thousands of crops to be harvested every day. In Kenya they have people doing physical labor.
Improving Small Scale Agriculture In Kenya

Work Cited:

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