Farming in the bahamas

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Question 1:
Identify the two types of farming in The Bahamas. [Explain]

There are two (2) main types of farming they are:
Subsistence Farming – the practice of self-sufficiency, in the way of the farmer, farming on a small scale, so that it is enough for their own personal usage. The process of subsistence farming takes place when a piece of land is cleared using the slash and burn method which is to cut all greenery on the land down, dry it for a few days or so ,then burn it to ashes. Use the hoe to mix the soil with the ashes, you then supply water to the land and then start planting. Attend to the crops from time to time to maintain its readiness. When the crop is ready to be harvest, you pick it and tame it to its specific needs. In order to do this you will need the following farming tools: A Hoe, A Cutlass, A Bucket or Buckets, A shovel.
(ii)Commercial Farming- The Practice of farming on a large scale of crops, fruits (banana), vegetables (carrots, lettuce) and livestock (taming cows, pigs, chicken etc.) and selling to make a profit. The process is carried out first by clearing a large piece of land with either a tractor or a bulldozer then the slash and burn method is used when the process of slash and burn is finished the land is cultivated into rows. The farmers\Farmer attends to the crops to ensure that they are all healthy and supplies the crops with fertilizers. When the crops are ready to be harvested they are picked and carried usually by tractors or wheel barrows to a particular place normally in sheds or farm houses to be washed, cleaned, and waxed. They are then packed into boxes to be sent to packing houses.

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