Topic: Mixed Farming

Content

  1. Meaning of Mixed Farming
  2. Advantages of Mixed Farming
  3. Disadvantages of Mixed Farming

Mixed farming is an agricultural system in which a farmer conducts different agricultural practice together, such as cash crops and livestock.

When on a farm along-with crop production, some other agriculture based practice like poultry, dairy farming or bee keeping etc. is adopted, then this system of farming is known as mixed farming.

It is the dominant system in Europe and now in parts of India, where most farms have a mixture of fields and pastures.It was first mainly used for self-consumption, but now in Advanced countries like USA, Japan, etc., this is done for a commercial purpose.

For example, the same farm may grow cereal crops, and keep cattle, sheep, pigs or poultry

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