Factors considered when planning a farm layout

planning a farm layout

Size of the farm; Bigger farms can have more enterprises than smaller farm.

Topography of the area; this will help the farmer to identify the area that are suitable for different activities.

Type and size of the enterprise; this is necessary because some enterprises require more land or area than others.

Type and fertility of the soil; this will help the farms to decide correctly on which part of the farm to establish different enterprises and to erect different farm structures.

Accessibility; different farm structures should be located in such a way that they are easily accessible.

Water source: the farm layout should put more emphasis on the source of water for the farm use; therefore, there should be nearby water source.

Climatic factors; factors e.g. rainfall, wind direction etc that can affect activities and structures on the farm.

Security: There should be good security in terms of supervision and protection against theft, wild animals, pests and diseases.

The government policies and regulations about land utilization should also be put into consideration.

The farmer’s objectives or interests.