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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

Agriculture Holding Website Interactions
Agriculture Holding Website Interactions
Everything You Should Know About Regenerative Agriculture?
Everything You Should Know About Regenerative Agriculture?
Regenerative Agriculture - The Farming Practice That Could Save The World - The Chalkboard
What is Biodynamic farming? - The Picky Eater
What is Biodynamic farming? - The Picky Eater
What is Biodynamic farming?
Fight poverty with urban agriculture
Fight poverty with urban agriculture
Urban agriculture, Urban farming, Urban garden, Community gardening, Vegetable garden, Rooftop garden - Fight poverty with urban agriculture - #Urbanagriculture
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: Infographics Details | INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF WATER COOPERATION 2013
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: Infographics Details | INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF WATER COOPERATION 2013
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: Infographics Details
The Urban Agriculture Startup
The Urban Agriculture Startup
The Urban Agriculture Startup – The Startup – Medium
Vertical gardening isn't only productive its also beautifulLike and tag a friend its a great cure for winter blues!#verticalfarming #urbanfarming #organicfarming #food #agriculture
Vertical gardening isn't only productive its also beautifulLike and tag a friend its a great cure for winter blues!#verticalfarming #urbanfarming #organicfarming #food #agriculture
Natural Farming: Everything You Need To Know - NomList
Natural Farming: Everything You Need To Know - NomList
Some believe that human intervention is detrimental to farming. That's why natural farming is gaining popularity in the agriculture community. Here’s everything you need to know about natural farming and why it’s changing the way we eat. #naturalfarming #farming #farm #farmtotable #naturalfoods #organic #organicfoods #healthyliving #healthyeating
Taking Organic to the Next Level
Taking Organic to the Next Level
Regenerative Agriculture Principles + Why Different Than Organic - Dr. Axe
Modular triangular modules form Precht's Farmhouse that connects architecture with agriculture
Modular triangular modules form Precht's Farmhouse that connects architecture with agriculture
Modular triangular modules form Precht's Farmhouse that connects architecture with agriculture
Agriculture urbaine : potager urbain en bambou
Agriculture urbaine : potager urbain en bambou
Agriculture urbaine : potager urbain en bambou - Jardins de Babylone
2018 - Daily Dose - January - June
2018 - Daily Dose - January - June
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
Can We Fix Topsoil Through Regenerative Agriculture? | Eco Anouk
Can We Fix Topsoil Through Regenerative Agriculture? | Eco Anouk
What is so-called Regenerative Agriculture and why are environmentalists so bullish on it? #agriculture #climatechange #environment #farming
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.
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.
How Organic Agriculture Benefits Mother Earth: Learn how using sustainable farming methods and organic practices will help to limit the effects of climate change by reducing the use of pesticides, herbicides, and chemical fertilizers. Reducing the carbon footprint within agriculture increases the wellness and livelihood of a community.
How Organic Agriculture Benefits Mother Earth: Learn how using sustainable farming methods and organic practices will help to limit the effects of climate change by reducing the use of pesticides, herbicides, and chemical fertilizers. Reducing the carbon footprint within agriculture increases the wellness and livelihood of a community.
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
Agronomist Using a Tablet in an Agricultural FieldAgronomist Using a Tablet in an Agricultural Field
Digging for Gould
Digging for Gould
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Farms for the Future – What is Permaculture?
Farms for the Future – What is Permaculture?
Permaculture is an approach to designing human settlements and perennial agricultural systems that mimics the relationships found in natural ecosystems. Click to learn more...#garden #gardening #organicgarden #permaculture #homesteading #urbangarden
When Agriculture Tests Your Faith - My Farmhouse Table
When Agriculture Tests Your Faith - My Farmhouse Table
When Agriculture Tests Your Faith National Ag Day National Agriculture Week Faith Family Farming My Farmhouse Table
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.
Les régions de France et leurs spécialités agricoles
Les régions de France et leurs spécialités agricoles
Agriculture Photography! | Amazing Photos
Agriculture Photography! | Amazing Photos