Agriculture has long been the foundation of economy and society, especially during the time as early as in the Middle Ages. As the foundation of agriculture, corn production was the most important agricultural activity at the time.
Agriculture is the main reason we have civilization today, for without food surplus people would spend their days finding food and water constantly. Native Americans started like all other people in the world, doing just that, until over time they turned food production into an art. Without the elaborate specialization of crops over time, people would not have reached the point that they had before the Europeans had arrived. The allowance of food surplus led to the ability to advance culturally, scientifically, and economically.
Agriculture, the base of civilization is one of the most important part of our lifestyle today. It includes cultivating plants to produce food, fabrics, fuel, medicines and other many things. Agriculture has small and gradual changes to reach the point where it is now. In many parts of the world, agriculture served as a backbone of the regional economy. However, the history of agriculture includes the story of the development of humans and cultivation processes to produce foods and other items by the systematic raising of plants and animals. Agriculture has always been the major source for the world’s food and fabrics. A crucial science that gave rise to the earliest settlements, agriculture allowed humans to grow. The development of agriculture is considered as the most important turning point in the world history that gave rise of new world from typical nomadic-people who depend upon hunting and gathering for their survival to well advanced societies.
Agricultural societies allow for a greater population density, than hunter-gatherer societies. With a greater population of people, not everyone has to farm; therefore people can ‘specialize’ in other areas such as political organization. Also, people can focus on gun, steels, and ships other than just
Humanity adapted to agriculture in the Neolithic Era; man began to plant crops instead wandering around and gathering. Farming made it easier for humans to control their food supply. Another impact to adapting to agriculture, was that it made people decide to settling down permanently, which led to the creation of villages. Furthermore,
The two books " A History of the World I Six Glasses," by Tom Standage and " A People's History of the World," by Chris Harman both talked about ancient world history. Agriculture was a big party in ancient civilization. Before agriculture civilization started with hunters and gatherers. But, after the domestication of plants and animals it helped with the economy. This period was called the Neolithic Era. After that human society began to evolve, creating an easier life style.
Civilization would have developed differently without agriculture. With the hunter gathers they have to follow the food, and so could only support so many people before they had to split up to survive. Kind of like the Indians of America you need vast amount of land to be a hunter gather. With agriculture civilization was developed it brought the need for specialized skills or cities since everyone didn’t have to worry about food. When mass amounts of people could live it was called Civilization with it came the need for taxes, an army, and food storage on a massive level. Taxes where paid with food which was distributed to the mass, with hunter gathers the food could not have been distributed of the Egyptian level because they meat would
With this new mode of production, people were able to stay in one place. With the hunter-gatherer way of life, one was always going after their food. If the animals that they were hunting migrated so did they. This means that there was no settling and people had to rely on nature in order to survive, something that would have been very dangerous if nature was not on their side. By being able to stay in one place there was not the need to constantly be moving around. Everything that one needed in terms of survival was right where they lived. There would be crops and domesticated livestock for food, and local water supplies to provide them with plenty of food and water.
The agriculture revolution had a big impact. It is known for the technological advancement that took over during that time. It helped with the agriculture by creating equipment that was more efficient and convenient. It allowed the people to produce more and have more supply of food. WIth all of these improvements it lead to fewer works needed and having people focus on something else other than farm work. It changed the way of living, production, culture, government, and later on societies.
The sort of changes that farming brought were: people benefiting from a further steady and dependable food source, settling down and building vaster communities, concentrating on contemporary skills (architecture, arts and crafts, social organization), and elaborated societies eventually emerging.
Agriculture is a vital part of society, and Agribusiness is of course the business behind it. While agricultural needs were different in ancient times, farming was always necessary. With agriculture came the domestication of plants and animals. This domestication allowed the human civilization to flourish. With time, new technologies and lifestyles changed the course of agriculture.
Hunter-gatherers were fine without agriculture, and they lived many years without it. Agriculture may have provided a more effective way of more food, but along with it brought non-nutrient diets, social inequality, and the risk of disease spreading easier because the population is
The first reason of why agriculture is a better way of life, is because according to document 1 farmers were less violent. Hunters and gatherers on the other hand were in constant state of tribal warfare. This resulted in 25-30% of adult males dying from homicide. Warfare was necessary to keep population density low. This was due to the fact that a certain place only had so much food to support one person. Farmers on the other hand could use a small piece of land and plant crops that could support many people. They do not have to fight over food therefore less war and violence.
The first settlers of Mesopotamia learned to cultivate and harvest crops, which would provide a bountiful supply for food. This enabled the people to settle and create villages, which eventually led to larger communities and cities. People no longer had to move throughout the land hunting animals in order to feed but instead could live off the land and in
However, there are those who, like Professor Jared Diamond, believe that, “With agriculture came the gross social inequality, the disease and despotism that curse our existence (WMHHR, line 6).” Many believe that adopting agriculture made life better, however, the diets of surviving hunter-gathers, which is a mix of wild plants and animals, provides more protein and a better equilibrium of other nutrients than the farmers who keep their focus on crops like rice and potatoes. It’s also shown that agriculture is bad for health. While hunter-gatherers diets varied, farmer’s diets mostly consisted of starchy crops and that didn’t allow for many calories therefore, those farmers had a poor nutrition. Agriculture also brought along disease.