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 Form 4 History and Government Paper 2 Exam Questions and Answers Set 3

Discuss the disadvantages of open field system of farming in Western Europe.

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-Under-utilization of land as it was left fallow.
-Cart tracks and paths led to wastage of land.
-The practice of ploughing fields and leaving them fallow wasted time and labour.
-The common grazing fields for livestock led to spread of diseases.
-Pieces of land for families and individuals were scattered everywhere, hence forcing families to travel long distances to reach other fields.