The meanings of the terms listed. These should
be set in the context of the studies chosen below.
The impact of physical factors (eg, soil quality, relief rainfall), economic
factors (eg cost of land, distance from market), political factors (eg,
quotas andsubsidies) and human factors (eg, perception of
For each study, the relevant physical and human factors influencing
the system, and the relevant changes affecting it (eg, scientific advances
including HYVs and chemicals, and land reform in LEDCs, increase in farm/field
size and the influence of government policies, including diversification,
subsidies and set-aside, in the EU.
Broad factors include transport, labour,
energy, raw materials, government influences and quality of the environment. The
use of OS and sketch maps and photographs to investigate locational factors. The
specific requirements of the high tech industry in relation to these factors.
The differences between the sectors, and typical activities. The
informal sector could include beach sellers and shoe shiners.