Isabelle Estrada-Larson Agriculture Project 2016

A painting of how Agricultural Revolution got started.

The First Agricultural Revolution or also known as "Neolithic Revolution" was the start and transformation of the human race from hunting and gathering to farming. The First Agricultural Revolution started in the Middle East between 10,000 BC and 2000 BC. After that it was worldwide and Agriculture was everywhere. Humans basically found a healthier way to grow food by using the soil on the ground, farming soon became a thing for humans to grow crops and provide for food and other products. It changed how the human race provided for food differently. With animals you can get a disease and die from other natural causes from animals.

Painting of the Second Agricultural Revolution

The Second Agriculture was based on greater use of technology to help with growing crops and made agriculture better. Mostly founded in the western parts of Europe. The inventions that were made back then were:

  • The Plow- a large farming implement with one or more blades fixed in a frame, drawn by a tractor or by animal and used for cutting furrows in the soil and turning it over, especially to prepare for the planting of seeds.
  • Horse Collar- is a part of a horse harness that is used to distribute the load around a horse's neck and shoulders when pulling a wagon or plough.
  • Seed Drill- is a sowing device that positions seeds in the morning and then covers the. The seed drill sows the seeds at equal distance and proper death.
  • Crop Rotation- the action or system of rotating crops.

Back then we did not have tractors or other farming equipment that helped us with our crops and other materials. The equipment that are on the top is what people used. This was their new technology or known as the Industrial Revolution that made a huge difference and changed people's lives as they also helped them know more about manufacturing.

Picture of the Third Agricultural Revolution

The Third Revolution is when we took a huge step in evolving, better machines like tractors and other farming equipment, but people found a way to experiment with crops and other grown foods that's when people had started GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) and Biotechnology. For some people made plants that made a difference with experimenting and helping other countries with crop or food problems. A man named Norman Borlaug was part of something called Green Revolution and created a Miracle Rice and saved over millions of lives and for that he won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Green Revolution increase in grain production with a goal to alleviate world hunger; Example: Latin America and India - Miracle Rice. This is a big step in the third agricultural revolution. The third agriculture was more about experimenting with crops, using technological innovations and scientific farming methods. The third agricultural revolution had mechanization, chemical applications. Reduced members of laborers, increased land, and monoculture.

Organic Agriculture is a production of health of soils, ecosystems and people. The Organic Agriculture had their concerns for the chemicals that GMO and other companies put in the soil. The third agriculture was the biggest evolution in the world, that helped us make crops better or maybe even worse but half of it saved millions of people from starvation.

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Created with images by StateofIsrael - "Agriculture"

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