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  • Pastoral Farming
    • Nomadic Farming
    • Ranching
  • Arable Farming
  • Ley Farming
  • Mixed Farming
  • Taungya Farming
  • Apiculture or Bee Farming
  • Heliculture
  • Horticulture

1. Pastoral Farming:

Pastoral Farming

This branch of agriculture deals with the raising or grazing of livestock, such as; cows, sheep, goats, etc. Livestock farming involves the raising of animals for human benefit.

Types of Pastoral Farming:

Pastoral farming includes nomadic herding and ranching.

Let’s take a look at the types of Pastoral farming.

a. Nomadic Farming:

This involves the herdsman moving from place to place, with his animals, in search of greener pastures and water supply. It is practised by the Fulani tribe of Northern Nigeria.

Normadic Herdsmen
Nomadic Farming.

b. Ranching:

Here, animals are kept on a large but enclosed expanse of land, where food, water, maintenance, and drugs are provided for the animals.


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