Explain six factors that promoted plantation farming in Europe during the agrarian revolution

  • The Invention of machines for extensive farming e.g seedling horse drawn plough, iron hoe.




  • Discovery of fertilizers which led to high yields/ manure
  • Discovery of pesticides and fungicides which facilitate control of crops Diseases.
  • Improvement in transport especially the railway which facilitates transportation of bulky goods/ farm products and farm workers
  • High demand for food by rapidly growing urban population.
  • Demand for agricultural and industrial raw materials
  • Development of new breads of crops as a result of research in agriculture




  • The enclosure acts/ system pushed people out of the rural areas and created room for plantation agriculture.