In terms of the amount of biomass, the natural vegetation is very luxuriant in tropical
rainforests, but the natural conditions for developing farming in tropical rainforests are
not so favourable.
Factors Unfavourable for Farming in the TRF
Types of Farming in the TRF
There is 2 main types of farming in the TRF.
The first type is Subsistence Farming which is practised by most of the native people. People practising this type of farming grow food in order to satisfied their own needs. For example, shifting agriculture which is practised by the Amerindians in the Amazon Basin, Brazil; native tribes in Papua New Guinea, and intensive subsistence cultivation and small holdings which is practised in Nigeria or Ghana in West Africa. i.e. wet rice cultivation.
The second type is Commercial Farming which crops are grwon or animals are kept for sale in the markets. For example, plantation agriculture such as rubber plantation/ oil palm plantation in West Malaysia, and commercial livestock ranching/ beef cattle brazing which is practised in Amazon Basin in Brazil.
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