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How is trade and agriculture techniques different between buddhism hinduism and...

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Posted June 13, 2008 at 2:10 AM via web

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How is trade and agriculture techniques different between buddhism hinduism and islam societies?

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revolution | College Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted August 13, 2010 at 1:08 AM (Answer #1)

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Buddhism societies apply techniques like drudgery for sowing the seeds for crop cultivation, and also harvesting and dredging and other arigultural techniques. Buddhims always hold a strong respect to the essence of life in the world, which includes"food" being one of the spiritual gifts, so agriculture to limit food production was very important at that time. Trading was very common but was seen as the battle between rich and the poor as the rich would want to exploit the poor by hoarding grains and rising the prices of each of them to gain more profit, so trading was only beneficial to the higher ranking people in the society, and the lower class people have to suffer.

Hinduism society's agricultural and trading techniques were used to rear cattles, a work of the Vaishya. They place more emphasis on poultry farming by using intensive farming techniques like yarding or free-range styles to rear more cattle. Trading also takes place to earn more money from the sale

As for Islam, they placed more emphasis of four different methods of agriculture, like animal husbandry, cultivation, aquaculture, and also horticulture. They can use two different types of farming methods like intensive and organic ways. Ranching and herding are used to boost agricultural production. After that, trading would begun with products like fuels, fibres and ornamental plants and other type of goods out in the market.

All these societies have different styles in dealing with trade and agriculture.

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