Kultureline INTL
on June 6, 2014 422 views
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Agriculture is one of the most popular traditional occupations across the world. It is also called farming or husbandry. There are many types of Agric. It can be subsistence, commercial, livestock, cash crops, Tree crops, etc. But generally, Agric is said to include cultivation of various things like: food, fiber, animals, plants, fungi and other life sustaining products. Historically, farming activities in the world is dated back to thousands of years.

Traditionally, Agriculture played key role in the development of sedentary human civilization in which domesticated species farming created nurturing abundant or surpluses for the development of civilization. Factors like: climates, cultures, land availability, rivers, irrigation etc, contributed immensely to the growth and development of agriculture worldwide. Irrigation is particularly important for plants, especially: dry-land farming, pastoral herding, livestock etc. Agricultural practices in the early days were subsistence until the arrival of industrial Revolution. Subsistence agriculture includes raising crops for consumption on farm with little or nothing remaining or left for paying: taxes, dues, or trade. During the industrial revolution, technique, product and scope of harvests in agriculture changed and improved tremendously.

Modern agriculture applies: modern agronomy, plant breeding, pesticides, fertilizers, Selective breeding, etc, which has technological improved the yields from cultivations across board.Major agricultural products known to humanity can be broadly grouped into: foods, fibers, fuels, and raw materials. Foods products include: cereals, fruits, vegetables, and meat. And Fibers include: cotton, hemp, silk, wool, and flax. Raw materials on the other way round includes: lumber, bamboo, etc. The study of agriculture is known as agricultural science. It has contributed in many ways, in converting natural products in farming to products like: bio- fuels, biomass, biodiesel, etc.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oACGGFPrnZg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agriculture
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