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Agriculture

 HISTORY OF INDIAN AGRICULTURE Early history Barley and wheat cultivation—along with the domestication of cattle, primarily sheep and goat—was visible in Mehrgarh by 9000 BCE. Vedic period – Post Maha Janapadas period (1500 BCE – 200 CE) The Mauryan Empire (322–185 BCE) categorised soils and made meteorological observations for agricultural use. Early Common Era – High Middle Ages (200–1200 CE) Water storage systems were designed during this period. Kallanai, a dam...

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Agriculture

Agriculture, also called farming or husbandry, is the cultivation of animals, plants, fungi, and other life forms for food, fiber, biofuel,drugs and other products used to sustain and enhance human life.[1] Agriculture was the key development in the rise of sedentary human civilization, whereby farming of domesticated species created food surpluses that nurtured the development of civilization. The study of agriculture is known as agricultural science. The history of agriculture dates back thousands...

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agriculture

is consumed by the farmers and their families. Where facilities like irrigation and electricity are available, farming has improved. Important cash crops like sugarcane, oilseeds, cotton and jute are grown. The subsistence agriculture has given way to commercial agriculture to some extent. Dry land farming is practised in areas where the rainfall is low and irrigation facilities are inadequate. Here, emphasis is laid on conservation of moisture, and on crops like jowar, bajra and pulses, which need...

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Project on Agriculture

Agriculture in the Bhutanese economy The economy of Bhutan, one of the world’s smallest and least developed countries, is based on agriculture and forestry, which provide the main livelihood for more than 60% of the population.  Agriculture is the primary source of livelihood for the majority of the people in Bhutan. Approximately 80% of the populations in Bhutan are involved in the agriculture sector and over 95% of the earning women in the country work in the agricultural sector. Agriculture...

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The Origins of Agriculture

Archaeology 103 12/10/12 The Origins of Agriculture As the last Ice Age came to an end, the environment presented its self in a new manner. The temperature was becoming warmer, promoting more plant life, resulting in a better quality of life. Many scholars argue why farming was invented. Palaeopathological studies, or studies of diseases in ancient man and fossil animals, have shown that in populations where cereal farming was practiced the health had diminished. Also because of intensive cereal...

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Agriculture Essay

Cultural Anthropology 12 March 2014 Mrs. Booth Did human life improve because of agriculture? Many discussions have been sparked on the topic of whether or not agriculture was beneficial or detrimental to human life. Hypothetically, agriculture, if cultivated correctly, will never allow any part of a group to go hungry. There is no stress about moving because every resource you need is in your back yard. Realistically, agriculture does cause a lot of issues. Problems such as increased population, non cooperative...

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Transition to Agriculture

Transition to Agriculture: Human Improvement or Not? History 103 World Civilizations I Instructor: Paul Toro February 13, 2012 The transition that humans made from hunting and gathering to foraging was quite a transformation around 13,000 years ago. Man had man a big change when deciding to domesticate animals and plants. Man had discovered that the wild animals that they once hunted could be tamed and could be domesticated livestock for reproduction. With plants, they found the ones that...

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role of agriculture

played by agriculture to economic development Agriculture is the dominant activity of poor countries such as Zimbabwe, which enhance our understanding of the dualistic. In the amplification of agriculture in economic development, a leading question is how agriculture contributes to economic growth and there seems to be a paradox in the role of agriculture in economic development. A well- known economist Simon Kuznets played an imperative role in coming up with the roles of agriculture to economic...

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Agriculture in the Bahamas

after year there are ringing calls for the Bahamas to invest more and do more to develop agriculture. In 2001, former Central Bank researcher Gabriella Fraser observed that Bahamian agriculture had "hardly evolved" over time, and asked whether enough effort was being made to achieve food security. Environmental advocate Sam Duncombe argued in a recent online exchange that If we don't invest in agriculture and manufacturing, Bahamians will be condemned to "a life of servitude and dependence." Dr...

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aztec agriculture

Aztec Agriculture - Rich and Varied In the days of the empire, Aztec agriculture was a lot more complex that growing a few stalks of maize.  The remarkable farming practices of the peoples in central Mexico has been studied and admired ever since. Prior to the Spanish conquest of Mexico, Aztec society ruled the central Mexico, built on the foundations of Mesoamerica.  Aztec society was highly structured and complex, and the political emphasis was working as a larger unit with smaller parts...

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