Agricultural Geography

By Dr V Krishna Kumar   |   University of Mysore
Learners enrolled: 2479
Agriculture is a broad term encompassing all aspects crop production, horticulture, livestock farming and forestry etc. Agriculture Geography is concerned with the spatial variation, distribution and location of agricultural activities on the earth surface and factors responsible for them. It is dominated by the interaction and effects of both physical and socio-economic factors on spatial farm enterprises and farm operations.

Agricultural Geography addresses bio-physical determinants of agricultural pattern and productivity, socio-cultural and economic determinants of agricultural pattern and spatial organization. In recent years agriculture trade in many countries remains as an important part of overall economic activities. It also plays an important role in domestic agriculture production and employment and trading system plays a major role in global food security.

In all the above aspects the study of agriculture Geography is more relevant useful branch of human Geography.

Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit Points : 4
Level : Undergraduate
Start Date : 09 Jan 2023
End Date : 30 Apr 2023
Enrollment Ends : 15 Mar 2023
Exam Date :

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Course layout

Week I - 1. Agricultural geography-an outline | 2. Origin and Dispersal of Agriculture | 3. Approaches to agricultural geography |
Week II - 4. Physical Factors in Agriculture | 5. Socio-economic factors of agriculture | 6.Technological know-how |
Week III - 7. Role of irrigation | 8. Horticulture in India | 9. Occupational health and agricultural activities |
Week IV - 10. Agriculture Systems of the World |11. Whittlesey’s  classification of agricultural regions | 12. Specific problems in Indian agriculture and their management and planning |
Week V - 13. Employment in the agricultural sector | 14. Agricultural Policy | 15. Land use and land capability |
Week VI - 16. Land holding | 17. Fertilizers | 18. Pesticides & Insecticides |
Week VII - 19. Land reforms, land use policy and planning | 20. Land use and shifting cropping pattern in India | 21. Landless  laborers, woman, children |
Week VIII - 22. Food | 23. Nutrition and Food | 24. Food aid programmes |
Week IX - 25. Eradication of hunger | 26. Food deficit and food surplus regions; nutritional index | 27. Agricultural marketing in India |
Week X - 28. Agricultural statistics and sampling | 29. Impact of Green Revolution | 30. Theories of agricultural location based on several multi-dimensioned factors |
Week XI - 31. VenThunen’s theory of agricultural location and its recent modifications | 32. Crop combination regions and agricultural development | 33. Regional pattern of productivity in India |
Week XII - 34. Crop efficiency and productivity | 35. Diversification and specialization | 36. Contemporary issue-I | 37. Contemporary issue-II |

Books and references

Reading material


Type of publication (article/notes)

Systematic Agricultural Geography

Majid Hssain, (2002)

Book  -

 Rawat Publication, Jaipur & New  Delhi.

Perspectives in Agricultural Geography Vol. I to IV

Noor Mohammed

Book –

Concept publishing company, New Delhi

Agricultural Geography

Sing and Dhillin, (2000)


Tata Mcgrow – Hill publishing company ltd, New Delhi

Agricultural Geography

Jasbir Sing


Tata Mcgrow – Hill publishing company ltd, New Delhi.

Agricultural Geography



Dorling Kindersly (India) pvt, ltd, Licensees of Pearson Education in South Asia. New Delhi.

Location Analysis in Human Geography

Hagget. P. (1965)


London Edward Arnold (publisher) Ltd.


Models, paradigms and new geography in Socio-economic Models in Geography

Chorley Richard J. (1970)


Peter, London, Methuen & Co. Ltd.

Agricultural Geography

Husain M. (1979)


New Delhi, Inter India Publications

Instructor bio

Dr V Krishna Kumar

University of Mysore
Dr.V. Krishna Kumar obtained his M.A in Geograplıy securing first class from the University of Mysore. Mysuru. He was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph D) from the University of Mysore, Mysuru, for his research work entitled "Changing Land Use Pattern and its Impact on Environs of Mysore City’’ under the guidance of Prof. Subash Sanna Siddannanavar. He has more than 15 years of teaching experience at the University level. He has comprehensive and vast experience in coaching students appearing for various competitive examinations. He has participated in several conferences/seminars and has published more than 15 research articles in reputed international and national journals. He has already published 3 notable books in Geography, which have been commended both by the teaching and the student fraternity. His research insights are frequently published in numerous nationally recognized newspapers and magazines. He successfully serves as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Geography, Maharaja's College University of Mysore Mysuru.

Course certificate

Assessment/Assignment marks will be considered for Internal Marks and will carry 30 percent for overall Result.

End Term Exam- will have 100 questions and will carry 70 percent of  overall Result.

*All students, who obtain 40% marks in in-course assessment and 40% marks in end-term proctored exam separately, will be eligible for certificate and credit transfer.

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