Farm Tractors are widely used equipment.

ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes:Agriculture:Human Farm Inputs: Farm machinery

Farm machinery

  • This is a very crucial human input in that it determines the productive capacity of a farming system.
  • The machinery used depends on the technological advancements of that community.
  • Machinery helps in making work light in processing such as land clearance, ploughing, planting, harvesting and even transport and storage.
  • Farm machinery may be divided into two categories.
  • These are the traditional machinery and the modern machinery.
  • Example of traditional machinery are hoes, plough, wheel barrow and scotch cart.
  • Examples of modern machinery are tractor, seed-drill, cultivator and combine harvester.

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