The British Agrarian Revolution

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WHY CHANGES IN THE ENGLISH AGRICULTURE WERE REFERRED TO AS THE AGRICULTURAL REVOLUTION HIS 214 ASSIGNMENT

CECILIA BONTLE MOKGABO 201103525

18.03.2013
MISS C MOKGABO
UB
3/10/2013

Question: Why the changes in the English agriculture were referred to as an ‘Agricultural Revolution’? The British Agricultural revolution describes a period of agricultural developments that took place in Britain between the 15th and the end of the 19th century. These changes saw an increase in food productivity and net output that broke the historical scarcity cycles. From way back, society has suffered from periods of agricultural retardations which limited the population which local territories could sustain over a long period. Due to changes that took place in the English Agriculture the problem of food scarcity was alleviated. These changes were so major, took place over many years and had a great impact on the English society thus deserving the term “Agricultural Revolution”. ‘Their origins are complex; their progress involves a variety of activities which interact and which vary in pace’Before the agrarian revolution occurred there was food scarcity as locals produced less and could not import from others due to lack transport and poor transport systems. On the contrary, society could now trade what they have for what they did not have (barter trade) as what they produced could now feed the family and outsiders. This was due to the innovations and inventions which helped them become better farmers. The bringing about of the agrarian revolution changed the lives of the English society completely. Before, they lived a nomadic life in order to get food but now they could stay in one place as they were farmers who kept livestock and grew crops. Their lives were static due to the fact that the crops needed care until harvest time and livestock needed stable shelter for security from predators. Staying in one place also helped them develop a more efficient way to develop...
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