Land is a free gift of nature where we plant our crops and build our houses. A farmer is advised to select land with fertile soil to ensure good yields for his crops. Good soil management practices help to guarantee high crop yields and profitable farming.
Features of Land:
(i) Land is a free gift of nature.
(ii) Land is limited in size.
(iii) Land is permanent.
(iv) Land is immobile.
(v) It is subject to the law of diminishing returns.
(vi) Land is a factor of agricultural production.
Uses of Land:
(i) Uses of Agricultural land include the following;
- Land for crop production.
- Livestock production.
- Forestry and wildlife conservation.
- Grazing land.
(ii) Uses of Non-Agricultural land include the following;
Recreation purpose eg. Parks
Commercial purposes e.g. banks and offices.