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Urban land use reflects the location and level of spatial accumulation of activities such as retailing, management, manufacturing, or residence. They generate flows supported by transport systems. Urban areas are characterized by social, cultural, and economic activities taking place at separate locations forming an activity system.
Agricultural economics , study of the allocation, distribution, and utilization of the resources used, along with the commodities produced, by farming. Agricultural economics plays a role in the economics of development , for a continuous level of farm surplus is one of the wellsprings of technological and commercial growth. That does not mean that a country is poor because most of its population is engaged in agriculture; it is closer to the truth to say that because a country is poor, most of its people must rely upon agriculture for a living. As a country develops economically, the relative importance of agriculture declines. The primary reason for that was shown by the 19th-century German statistician Ernst Engel , who discovered that as incomes increase, the proportion of income spent on food declines.
Not a MyNAP member yet? Register for a free account to start saving and receiving special member only perks. In this chapter, we identify and clarify definitions and concepts used in the measurement of the farm economy and propose alternatives that may be more useful for measuring the activities of complex operations. The material here bridges the discussions of complexity in the previous chapter and proposals for the statistical framework in the next chapter. Observing the complexity of modern farms raises the basic question: What makes a farm a farm?
Farm management , making and implementing of the decisions involved in organizing and operating a farm for maximum production and profit. Farm management draws on agricultural economics for information on prices, markets, agricultural policy, and economic institutions such as leasing and credit. It also draws on plant and animal sciences for information on soils, seed, and fertilizer, on control of weeds, insects, and disease, and on rations and breeding; on agricultural engineering for information on farm buildings, machinery, irrigation, crop drying, drainage, and erosion control systems; and on psychology and sociology for information on human behaviour. In making his decisions, a farm manager thus integrates information from the biological, physical, and social sciences. Because farms differ widely, the significant concern in farm management is the specific individual farm; the plan most satisfactory for one farm may be most unsatisfactory for another.
Unfortunately, it requires a bit more work than that, and understanding the basics of land use is one of the most important factors when purchasing land. Land use is the characterization of land based on what can be built on it and what the land can be used for. Where land use is the way that people adapt land to suit their needs, zoning is how the government regulates the land. Understanding land use has many benefits, but there are two that directly affect a land buyer.
This paper discusses the influences on food and farming of an increasingly urbanized world and a declining ratio of food producers to food consumers.
Any policy of coastal zone protection and land use planning would benefit from a better idea of the benefits and costs associated with different patterns of land use. The pressure on the coasts is coming from individuals who derive benefits from living near the sea. Yet the same actions are causing external costs in the form of reduced visual benefits and reduced access to others who enjoyed these environmental services before.
Major land—use changes have occurred in the United States during the past 25 years.