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  Module 3 - Theses on the themes of the third sub-module                                       Content

RESOURCES OF THE FARM

Rada Angelova - Higher School “Agricultural College”

      The resources of a farm are natural and human ones.
1. Natural resources of the farm
      - Land ones: arable land, natural meadows, pastures, etc., forests.
      - Water ones: surface: rivers, lakes, streams and underground water.
      - Plant ones: natural meadows, pastures, wild varieties, forests, etc.
      - Animal ones: game, entomological fauna, arachnid fauna, etc.
2. Human resources:
      - health
      - education
      - household labor
      - abilities
      - farmer’s behavior

         -- generation of incomes
         -- consumption
         -- investment
         -- migration
         -- birth-rate – growth
      
      - Building stock: housing area, warehouses, cattle-sheds, barns, poultry-yards, pigsties and other farm buildings.
      - Farm yard
      - Infrastructure
: roads, irrigation and drainage systems and facilities, etc.
      - Farm machinery
      
3. Farm crops, orchards, vineyards, greenhouses, etc.
4. Domestic animals
5. Miscellaneous
6. The main specific features of the farm are, as follows:

      - A lot of factors acting make it unstable, such as:
         -- abiotic ones (meteorological) – temperature, rainfalls, winds, sunshine, etc.
         -- biotic ones (living) – plant (cultures, weeds), animal (domestic animals, game, useful,
         predatory and parasitic insects, arachnids and other microorganisms)
         -- Soil structural ones – (mechanical content, humus, etc.)
         -- Anthropogenic ones (human) – State policy, economic activities.