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Question

Distinguish between the following.

(i) Primary activities and tertiary activities

(ii) Subsistence farming and intensive farming


Solution

(i)

Primary activities

Tertiaryactivities

Connected with the extraction and production of natural resources

Provide support to the primary and secondary sectors

Example: Agriculture, fishing

Example: Services such as banking and transport

(ii)

Subsistence farming

Intensive farming

Practised to meet the needs of the farmer’s family; involves the use of low levels of technology and household labour for producing a small output

Intensive agriculture is anything that really works the land hard. The inputs cost money, so it is generally only done for profit.


Social Science
Resources and Development
Standard VIII

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