#agriculture
Agriculture is the science and art of cultivating plants and livestock. Agriculture was the key development in the rise of sedentary human civilization, whereby farming of domesticated species created food surpluses that enabled people to live in cities. The history of agriculture began thousands of years ago. After gathering wild grains beginning at least 105,000 years ago, nascent farmers began to plant them around 11,500 years ago. Pigs, sheep and cattle were domesticated over 10,000 years ago. Plants were independently cultivated in at least 11 regions of the world. Industrial agriculture based on large-scale monoculture in the twentieth century came to dominate agricultural output, though about 2 billion people still depended on subsistence agriculture into the twenty-first.
Modern agronomy, plant breeding, agrochemicals such as pesticides and fertilizers, and technological developments have sharply increased yields, while causing widespread ecological and environmental damage. Selective breeding and modern practices in animal husbandry have similarly increased the output of meat, but have raised concerns about animal welfare and environmental damage. Environmental issues include contributions to global warming, depletion of aquifers, deforestation, antibiotic resistance, and growth hormones in industrial meat production. Genetically modified organisms are widely used, although some are banned in certain countries.
The major agricultural products can be broadly grouped into foods, fibers, fuels and raw materials (such as rubber). Food classes include cereals (grains), vegetables, fruits, oils, meat, milk, fungi and eggs. Over one-third of the world's workers are employed in agriculture, second only to the service sector, although the number of agricultural workers in developed countries has decreased significantly over the centuries.

List of Pinterest Agriculture images & Agriculture pictures

List of all Pinterest Agriculture images and pictures. Browse Pinterest Agriculture ideas

Regenerative Agriculture - The Farming Practice That Could Save The World
Regenerative Agriculture - The Farming Practice That Could Save The World
Regenerative Agriculture - The Farming Practice That Could Save The World - The Chalkboard
Vegetable Agricultural Tool Picker Thumb Knife
Vegetable Agricultural Tool Picker Thumb Knife
SIZE Women Size S Men Size L Knife width: 19.81mm 19.88mm Thickness: 0.52mm 0.52mm Total length of the finger 53.18mm 53.18mm Applicable index 20.22mm 22.67mm
How To Teach Children About Sustainable Agriculture
How To Teach Children About Sustainable Agriculture
How To Teach Children About Sustainable Agriculture • SimplyOnEden
Learning About Sustainable Agriculture - Farm & Garden - GRIT Magazine
Learning About Sustainable Agriculture - Farm & Garden - GRIT Magazine
If you want to broaden (or start) your homesteading adventure, consider farm school to learn more about sustainable agriculture and build your skills as a leader.
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6 Powerful Life Lessons Farming Taught Me
6 Powerful Life Lessons Farming Taught Me
6 life lessons for women to live by as told by a woman in agriculture. In this post, I share the important ways that dairy farming and growing up a farm kid shaped me into the woman that I am today. This post is meant to inspire and encourage all women to fearlessly live a life you love! via @msfitfarmer
Wondering what all the hype with organic is all about? Organic food is better for you in many cases - but not always. Learn the facts here.   #organic #organicfarming #sustainable #sustainablefarming #agriculture #freshproduce #eatingright #eatinghealthy #healthyeatingtips
Wondering what all the hype with organic is all about? Organic food is better for you in many cases - but not always. Learn the facts here. #organic #organicfarming #sustainable #sustainablefarming #agriculture #freshproduce #eatingright #eatinghealthy #healthyeatingtips
Know the endless supply of free food with these 20 cut and come veggies
Know the endless supply of free food with these 20 cut and come veggies
Succession planting is a method that increases crop availability during a growing season by making efficient use of space and timing. “Cut and grow once more” agriculture offers a standardized boost to yields as succession planting but with none extra planning....! #veggies #food
Millionaire Farmers: Top 10 Families That Made Millions from Agriculture
Millionaire Farmers: Top 10 Families That Made Millions from Agriculture
Farming is an outstanding investment. Here are 10 families that became millionaire farmers by investing in their agriculture business.
Taking Organic to the Next Level
Taking Organic to the Next Level
Regenerative Agriculture Principles + Why Different Than Organic - Dr. Axe
Can We Fix Topsoil Through Regenerative Agriculture
Can We Fix Topsoil Through Regenerative Agriculture
What is so-called Regenerative Agriculture and why are environmentalists so bullish on it? #agriculture #climatechange #environment #farming
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How to Grow Vanilla Beans: Vanilla Bean Plant Info
How to Grow Vanilla Beans: Vanilla Bean Plant Info
How to Grow Vanilla Beans – Plant Instructions
How to Grow Microgreens in 7 Steps - Thistle Downs Farm
How to Grow Microgreens in 7 Steps - Thistle Downs Farm
Learn how to grow microgreens quickly and easily with this free 7-step guide! Microgreens are incredible superfoods and are a great addition to any meal!
Taking Organic to the Next Level
Taking Organic to the Next Level
Regenerative Agriculture: Principles, Pioneers + Does It Really Work? by @draxe
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There’s an App for That: How Mobile Agriculture Apps Can Help Farmers
There’s an App for That: How Mobile Agriculture Apps Can Help Farmers
Mobile agriculture apps let farmers work smarter.
Six Ways Drones Are Revolutionizing Agriculture
Six Ways Drones Are Revolutionizing Agriculture
Drones aren’t new technology by any means. Now, however, thanks to robust investments and a somewhat more relaxed regulatory environment, it appears their time has arrived—especially in agriculture.
There’s an App for That: How Mobile Agriculture Apps Can Help Farmers
There’s an App for That: How Mobile Agriculture Apps Can Help Farmers
There's an app for that! See how farmers use mobile apps to farm smarter.
Common IELTS Speaking Topics: Agriculture
Common IELTS Speaking Topics: Agriculture
Common IELTS Speaking Topics: Agriculture – IELTS Speaking Course
JULES & JENN - mode responsable en toute transparence // Le temps d'un Automne • www.julesjenn.com
JULES & JENN - mode responsable en toute transparence // Le temps d'un Automne • www.julesjenn.com
2018 - Daily Dose - January - June
2018 - Daily Dose - January - June
Photographer Barbara O'Brien Daily Dose
Smart Agriculture Is Bringing Some Changes You May Touch
Smart Agriculture Is Bringing Some Changes You May Touch
Smart farming, an extension of precision agriculture, can increase total yield by up to 5% and total profits by up to 20%.
When Agriculture Tests Your Faith - My Farmhouse Table
When Agriculture Tests Your Faith - My Farmhouse Table
As much as I love being involved in farming and ranching there are just days When Agriculture Tests Your Faith. So many factors of agriculture are out of producers control and it's at that time to turn to God and his blessings.
ilimelgo's vertical farm introduces urban agriculture in grand paris
ilimelgo's vertical farm introduces urban agriculture in grand paris
ilimelgo's vertical farm introduces urban agriculture in grand paris
Reminds me of my granddaddy's hands. He generously fed his family and his neighbors. Looks very different from our local grocery stores.
Reminds me of my granddaddy's hands. He generously fed his family and his neighbors. Looks very different from our local grocery stores.