First Agriculture Revolution
The first agriculture revolution was the transition from hunting and gathering to growing and raising plants and animals. It occurred from 10,000 BC to 2000 BC in the Middle East when humans started to settle and plant crops and domesticate animals. Humans domesticated plants 14,000 years ago. 8,000 years ago they started animal domestication to eat and to use for work around the farm. When this transition happened it allowed people to start permanent settlement and establish social classes.
Second agriculture revolution
The second agriculture revolution went hand in hand with the industrial revolution to increase production and distribution of products. This occurred in the late 1700s to the late 1800s. It allowed farms to double or triple in size with all of the industrial advantages. With these advantages they did not need more workers on the farms and the workers could move to cities to work in factories. With the increase in production of crops it allowed the population to grow locally and globally.
Third agriculture revolution
The third agriculture revolution is the use of fertilizer and other chemicals to increase production of crops so countries could feed all their people. This revolution rapidly diffused in 1970-1980 but in still affect today. Scientists can alter crops to grow faster and stronger in certain environmental conditions or regions. With the use of these new fertilizers, the goal is to reduce hunger around the world.