#agriculture
Agriculture is the science and art of cultivating plants and livestock. Agriculture was the key development in the rise of sedentary human civilization, whereby farming of domesticated species created food surpluses that enabled people to live in cities. The history of agriculture began thousands of years ago. After gathering wild grains beginning at least 105,000 years ago, nascent farmers began to plant them around 11,500 years ago. Pigs, sheep and cattle were domesticated over 10,000 years ago. Plants were independently cultivated in at least 11 regions of the world. Industrial agriculture based on large-scale monoculture in the twentieth century came to dominate agricultural output, though about 2 billion people still depended on subsistence agriculture into the twenty-first.
Modern agronomy, plant breeding, agrochemicals such as pesticides and fertilizers, and technological developments have sharply increased yields, while causing widespread ecological and environmental damage. Selective breeding and modern practices in animal husbandry have similarly increased the output of meat, but have raised concerns about animal welfare and environmental damage. Environmental issues include contributions to global warming, depletion of aquifers, deforestation, antibiotic resistance, and growth hormones in industrial meat production. Genetically modified organisms are widely used, although some are banned in certain countries.
The major agricultural products can be broadly grouped into foods, fibers, fuels and raw materials (such as rubber). Food classes include cereals (grains), vegetables, fruits, oils, meat, milk, fungi and eggs. Over one-third of the world's workers are employed in agriculture, second only to the service sector, although the number of agricultural workers in developed countries has decreased significantly over the centuries.

List of Pinterest Agriculture images & Agriculture pictures

List of all Pinterest Agriculture images and pictures. Browse Pinterest Agriculture ideas

The Urban Agriculture Startup
The Urban Agriculture Startup
The Urban Agriculture Startup – The Startup – Medium
Regenerative Agriculture - The Farming Practice That Could Save The World
Regenerative Agriculture - The Farming Practice That Could Save The World
Regenerative Agriculture - The Farming Practice That Could Save The World - The Chalkboard
Vegetable Agricultural Tool Picker Thumb Knife
Vegetable Agricultural Tool Picker Thumb Knife
Vegetable Agricultural Tool Picker Thumb Knife
How To Teach Children About Sustainable Agriculture
How To Teach Children About Sustainable Agriculture
How To Teach Children About Sustainable Agriculture • SimplyOnEden
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Learning About Sustainable Agriculture - Farm & Garden - GRIT Magazine
Learning About Sustainable Agriculture - Farm & Garden - GRIT Magazine
If you want to broaden (or start) your homesteading adventure, consider farm school to learn more about sustainable agriculture and build your skills as a leader.
Planting Potatoes the Grow Biointensive Way
Planting Potatoes the Grow Biointensive Way
Grow Potatoes Intensively with No Hilling: Grow Biointensive is an organic agricultural system that focuses on attaining greatest yields from a small garden area. Growing potatoes using the grow biointensive way allows greater yield in a small space.
Homemade Plant Food to Keep Your Plants Happy
Homemade Plant Food to Keep Your Plants Happy
Wondering what all the hype with organic is all about? Organic food is better for you in many cases - but not always. Learn the facts here.   #organic #organicfarming #sustainable #sustainablefarming #agriculture #freshproduce #eatingright #eatinghealthy #healthyeatingtips
Wondering what all the hype with organic is all about? Organic food is better for you in many cases - but not always. Learn the facts here. #organic #organicfarming #sustainable #sustainablefarming #agriculture #freshproduce #eatingright #eatinghealthy #healthyeatingtips
Regenerative Agriculture: Principles, Pioneers + Does It Really Work?
Regenerative Agriculture: Principles, Pioneers + Does It Really Work?
Regenerative Agriculture: Principles, Pioneers + Does It Really Work?  Organic. Natural. Permaculture. Regenerative agriculture. It’s a great time to get more connected to the farming practices behind our food. But...
Regenerative Agriculture: Principles, Pioneers + Does It Really Work?
Regenerative Agriculture: Principles, Pioneers + Does It Really Work?
Regenerative Agriculture: Principles, Pioneers + Does It Really Work?  Organic. Natural. Permaculture. Regenerative agriculture. It’s a great time to get more connected to the farming practices behind our food. B...
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The amount of U.S. farmland held by foreign investors nearly doubled in a decade
The amount of U.S. farmland held by foreign investors nearly doubled in a decade
At least 26.7 million acres of privately held farmland was held by foreign owners, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's 2015 report.
Millionaire Farmers: Top 10 Families That Made Millions from Agriculture
Millionaire Farmers: Top 10 Families That Made Millions from Agriculture
Farming is an outstanding investment. Here are 10 families that became millionaire farmers by investing in their agriculture business.
Can We Fix Topsoil Through Regenerative Agriculture
Can We Fix Topsoil Through Regenerative Agriculture
What is so-called Regenerative Agriculture and why are environmentalists so bullish on it? #agriculture #climatechange #environment #farming
Glyphosate Levels in Humans
Glyphosate Levels in Humans
A generation of increasing glyphosate use in agriculture is beginning to show more of its effects in the human body.
Smart Farming - Digital Revolution of Agriculture
Smart Farming - Digital Revolution of Agriculture
Infographic: How Smart farming also known as precision agriculture is changing the scope of the agro business. Agrobots and UAV's using sensors like ours are able to take on tasks that make farms more sustainable.
Our theory of change is that new views lead to new actions that create new outcomes. This latest blog series presents a view on regeneration with respect to agriculture, the way we grow our food…
Our theory of change is that new views lead to new actions that create new outcomes. This latest blog series presents a view on regeneration with respect to agriculture, the way we grow our food…
How to Grow Microgreens in 6 Easy Steps!
How to Grow Microgreens in 6 Easy Steps!
Microgreens are a nutritious and fun way to begin your journey into gardening and agriculture. Follow this free 6 step guide and you will be growing your own microgreens in no time! | Growing Microgreens for Beginners | Learn how to grow microgreens at ThistleDownsFarm.com #microgreens #gardeningforbeginners #agriculture
Taking Organic to the Next Level
Taking Organic to the Next Level
Regenerative Agriculture: Principles, Pioneers + Does It Really Work? by @draxe
How Organic Agriculture Benefits Mother Earth: Learn how using sustainable farming methods and organic practices will help to limit the effects of climate change by reducing the use of pesticides, herbicides, and chemical fertilizers. Reducing the carbon footprint within agriculture increases the wellness and livelihood of a community.
How Organic Agriculture Benefits Mother Earth: Learn how using sustainable farming methods and organic practices will help to limit the effects of climate change by reducing the use of pesticides, herbicides, and chemical fertilizers. Reducing the carbon footprint within agriculture increases the wellness and livelihood of a community.
There’s an App for That: How Mobile Agriculture Apps Can Help Farmers
There’s an App for That: How Mobile Agriculture Apps Can Help Farmers
Mobile agriculture apps let farmers work smarter.
Daily Dose - June 4, 2018 - Sweet Corn Start     2018©Barbara O'Brien Photography - All Rights Reserved     #originalphotography #plantphotography #agriculture #sweetcorm #organic #farm #seedling #stockholm #wisconsin #crop
Daily Dose - June 4, 2018 - Sweet Corn Start 2018©Barbara O'Brien Photography - All Rights Reserved #originalphotography #plantphotography #agriculture #sweetcorm #organic #farm #seedling #stockholm #wisconsin #crop
Smart Agriculture Is Bringing Some Changes You May Touch
Smart Agriculture Is Bringing Some Changes You May Touch
Smart farming, an extension of precision agriculture, can increase total yield by up to 5% and total profits by up to 20%.
When Agriculture Tests Your Faith - My Farmhouse Table
When Agriculture Tests Your Faith - My Farmhouse Table
As much as I love being involved in farming and ranching there are just days When Agriculture Tests Your Faith. So many factors of agriculture are out of producers control and it's at that time to turn to God and his blessings.
Illustrations on nutrient deficiencies on plant leaves.
Illustrations on nutrient deficiencies on plant leaves.
Plant nutrient deficiencies visual symptoms on leaves.
Plant nutrient deficiencies visual symptoms on leaves.
ilimelgo's vertical farm introduces urban agriculture in grand paris
ilimelgo's vertical farm introduces urban agriculture in grand paris
ilimelgo's vertical farm introduces urban agriculture in grand paris
Reminds me of my granddaddy's hands. He generously fed his family and his neighbors. Looks very different from our local grocery stores.
Reminds me of my granddaddy's hands. He generously fed his family and his neighbors. Looks very different from our local grocery stores.