Explain six factors which promoted plantation farming in Europe during the agrarian revolution.

Explain six factors which promoted plantation farming in Europe during the agrarian revolution.    (12mks)

  • The invention of machines for extensive farming e.g. seedrill, iron hoe etc.
  • Discovery of fertilizers which led to high yields / manure.
  • Discovery of pesticides and fungicides which facilitated control of crops diseases.
  • Improvement in transport especially the railway which facilitated transportation of bulky goods / farm products
  • and farm workers.
  • High demand for food by rapidly growing urban population.
  • Demand for agricultural and industrial raw materials.
  • Development of new breeds of crops as a result of research in agriculture.
  • The enclosure acts / system pushed people out of rural areas and created room for plantation agriculture.   

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