Agriculture Project Ximena A. Cardenas

first agricultural revolution

What was the first agricultural revolution? The first agriculture was the time when the early humans discovered that plants were able to reproduce.

When did it occur? This transition occurred worldwide between 10,000 BC and 2000 BC.earliest known developments taking place in the Middle East. includes most of Iraq (Known as Mesopotamia in the past)

What did humans do? humans domesticated plants and animals.

How did it change the way humans lived? Humans radically changed their behavior, and changes in society in technology without the first agricultural revolution none of this would not of been possible.

wheat was the first crop grown by humans. Wheat is know to be the first cereal made by humans.

second agricultural revolution

What was the second agricultural revolution? the foundation of agriculture from the sun to a new reliance on fossil fuel.

When did it occur? the second revolutions occurred from 1700 to 1900 in developed countries.

What changes happened in farming? technology started to put in farming like the seed trill and mechanical reaper so farming can go faster, fertilizers are starting to be used in farming.

seed trill got invented. So they can reproduce food faster for people.

Third Agricultural Revolution

What was(is) the third agricultural revolution? know as the Green revolution. green revolution improved the production of higher wheat, it helped alot with other crops to.

When did it occur? goes all the way back in 1940's when agricultural scientist started to experiment with technology.

What changes happened in farming? GMO's (Genetically Modified Organisms) and GE"s (Genetically Engineered crops) were developed.

more technology involved in farming.

Genetically Modified Organisms

What are genetically modified organisms? known as GMO. Is the result of a laboratory process where genes from the DNA, of one species are extracted and artificially forced, into the genes of an unrelated plant or animal.

How do they change farming? crops are more sustainable, and less crop failure happens, and cleaning crops.

What are pros and cons of GMO's?

Pro's: Longer shelf life. Easier to ship. Enhanced taste. Resistance to disease, pests, herbicides."green". Food security for growing population.

Con's: Safety-Health risks, some environmental risks. Possible monopolies for businesses. Ethical concerns. ONly rich countries can afford it.


types of farming

Subsistence: farmers focus on growing enough food to feed themselves and their families.

Sustainable: production of food, fiber, or other plant or animal products using farming techniques that protect the environment, public health, human communities, and animal welfare.

Commercial: crops are grown and animals are reared for sale in the market.

commercial farming.

4 fun facts on agriculture

1. Bananas are the number one fruit crop in the world.

2. In Peru and other latin countries, about 65 million guinea pigs are eaten every year.

3. There are around 2.2 million farms in the United States.

4. More than 6,000 different kinds of apples are grown around the world.


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