Agriculture Project Aaron Knutson

First Agricultural Revolution

The First Agricultural Revolution, also known as the Neolithic Revolution, is the transformation of human societies from hunting and gathering to farming. This transition occurred worldwide between 10,000 BC and 2,000 BC, with the earliest known developments taking place in the Middle East. It made possible an increasingly larger population. These settled communities permitted humans to observe and experiment with plants to learn how they grew and developed. This new knowledge led to the domestication of plants.

Second Agricultural Revolution

The second agricultural revolution is generally said to have occurred along with the Industrial Revolution. It came about in part because of the Industrial Revolution and it helped allow the Industrial Revolution to happen. The second agricultural revolution was based on a greater use of technology. It was a revolution that would move agriculture beyond subsistence to generate the kinds of surpluses needed to feed thousands of people working in factories instead of in agricultural fields.

Third Agricultural Revolution

The third agricultural revolution is also called the green revolution. It occurred during the 1970's and the 1980's. It was a period in time when new agricultural practices were created to help farmers all over the world. Includes new advances with crops allowing further production, better performance, and land efficiency. It was the beginning of GMO's and the manipulations in the crop yields for each crop. Hybrid seeds were used to help stop world hunger by modifying the production rate.

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