First Agricultural Revolution
The first agricultural revolution began some 11,000 years ago. People were hunting and gathering up to the point where they discovered crops in many different areas ofthe world.
Crops where mainly grown/founded in only certain areas at the time of the revolution including corn in South America, rice in China, wheat barley and peas in the Near East Region, and squash in Mexico.
The 5 agricultural hearths are where the first domesticated plants were found. In Mexico and Northern South America there were things such as squash and pepper. In Africa there was mainly yam that was domesticated. In areas like Iraq there was barley, wheats, and rye. In China they domesticated rice, which is now used greatly there. Lastly, around the Philippines there were mangos.
The first agricultural revolution was mainly about the domestication of plants and animals. Sometimes you may hear it being called the Neolithic Revolution as well. This revolution changed our world in a big way, without it things wouldn't be the same. It help create cities, economies, and governments. During the Revolution people began settling and cultivating crops. These crops became domesticated as did animals that were farmed and used as food. People started to change how they got their food and they began setting in areas with good soil for farming. With all the changes made to agriculture, it radically changed the environment of our country.
Second Agricultural Revolution
The second agricultural revolution was around the same time as the industrial revolution, meaning there was new machinery founded/created. This all took place around the 1900's. This revolution improved the efficiency of farming with the use of the new found tools. This revolution was based on the greater use of technology.
During this revolution, farming changed quite a bit. Things didn't change as drastically very quickly, as you would think, these advancements took time. They started as horse pulled equipment and slowly changed into big technically advanced tractors, plows, and seed drills. Like what was mentioned earlier, this took place around the same time as the industrial revolution so that is the main reason for the technological advancements made.
Third Industrial Revolution
The third industrial revolution was/is the time where there are technological innovations and new scientific farming methods. This can be heard of as the "green revolution." This occurred starting in the early to late 1900's up to it still partially going on now. This revolution helped with the discovering of biotechnology and mechanization. This is when the big huge tractors were made and used more and more.
This revolution was also called the green revolution and that was the increase in grain production with the goal to get rid of hunger. This including miracle rice in Latin America and India. This was something that was created and is still gonging on. It was all meant for a good cause.