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  • AGRICULTURAL ECOLOGY
    AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE

    AGRICULTURAL ECOLOGY

    Agricultural ecology can simply be defined as the study of crop plants and farm animals in relation to their environment. Ecology is derived from a Greek word Oikos which means home or dwelling place. In other words, agricultural ecology can be defined as a field of study which deals with the relationship of living organisms with one another and with the environment in which they live. Agricultural ecology is divided into two main branches: Autecology: Autecology is concerned with the study of an individual organism, or a single species of organism and its environment for example, the study of a single cattle and its environment. Synecology: Synecology is concerned with…

  • THE HISTORICAL ANTECEDENT OF THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT IN WEST AFRICA
    ECONOMIC HISTORY,  WORLD HISTORY

    THE HISTORICAL ANTECEDENT OF THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT IN WEST AFRICA

    The land of West Africa consists of contrasting kinds of physical environment. The forest environment differs from the savanna environment, a mountainous area from a flat lowland area, riverine area from one away from a river, an area with predominantly sandy soils from one with predominantly loamy soils. Each kind of physical environment presents a peculiar set of problems or challenges which must be solved if people are to survive on the land. A farmer, for example, should take the physical characteristics of the land into serious consideration and devise suitable methods to ensure that he gets good results. He would probably perish or live a very simple and miserable…

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