Compare the primitive subsistence farming and commercial farming.
|Subsistence Agriculture||Commercial Farming|
|• Subsistence agriculture is practised on small patches of land with the help of primitive tools like dao, hoe and digging sticks.||• Commercial farming is done on large scale with the use of huge doses of modern inputs e.g. HYV seeds, chemical fertilizers, insecticides and pesticides.|
|• Farmer and Lis family produce cereals for themselves and for the local market. It is labour intensive where most of the activities are done by family/community labour.||• Crops are grown with a view to export them to other countries. It is capital intensive where much of the work is done with the help of machines.|
|• It is practised in thickly populated areas.||• It is practised in sparsely populated areas.|
|• Cereals like wheat, rice, millets are mainly raised.||• Coffee, cotton, sugarcane etc are mainly raised.|