Question

Explain any three physical factors influencing the agricultural development in an area.

Answer

Three physical factors influencing the agricultural development in an area are:

(i) Relief: Plains are more suitable for agriculture than the highlands. Density of population is generally high in plains. This helps in providing cheap labour and market for farm products. Also, it is easier to use modern equipment on plain regions.

(ii) Climate: It influences the agricultural development in an area. Each crop has its own requirement of temperature and rainfall. The variation in climatic conditions supports different crop patterns.

(iii) Soil: It influences the agricultural development. Each crop has its own requirement of soil. According to the soil type, a large variety of crops are grown in different part of the world.