Agricultural Revolution Impact On Human Society

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Explore the impact of the agricultural revolution on human society

Looking back at the achievements of humans, one that some say has caused the largest impact is the Agricultural Revolution. During the late 18th and 19th centuries as a result of the Industrial Revolution, and its advances came the Agricultural Revolution. Due to the developments in technology, the agricultural system in Britain was completely overhauled. The system had to become more efficient to meet the demands of the growing population, and economy. To meet these demands previous methods of production were replaced with new machinery and new technologies. Leading to great improvements in crop cultivation, and introduced fertilisers to improve crop production. While many
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And agriculture is currently the leading cause of habitat destruction. Globally trees are being cut down, the land is turned into field to grow crops and raise livestock. For the local communities this can be positive, providing more jobs for local people and improving the local economy. However, this does come at a price, agriculture is the leading cause of Amazon rainforest destruction, accounting for 91% of trees cut down so far. As of 2016, half of the world rainforest have been cleared, some of this destruction is due to logging companies cutting down trees, however large areas of trees are cut down to prepare the land for animal grazing. Trees absorb harmful greenhouse gases, they store large amounts of CO2, consequently when large areas of trees are cut down huge levels of CO2 are released back into the atmosphere. Furthermore, due to huge amounts of trees being cut down in rainforests around the world everyday habitats are destroyed. Consequently, the homes of species that reside in these areas are eradicated, which has led to the extinction of many …show more content…
Adapting water management processes could have a huge impact on the consumption of water annually, and result in increased efficiency. “An integrated research approach is required to assess the green house gas and energy balances of different biofuel production chains” (Walls, 2006). For this to succeed, this approach must be supported by quality research and innovative policies, and procedures. (Walls, 2006). “Today’s conventional or industrial agriculture is considered unsustainable because it is similarly eroding natural resources faster than the environment can regenerate them and because it depends heavily on resources that are non-renewable” (Horrigan, 2002). Sustainable agriculture is a relatively new technique of farming, many developed countries have integrated this method into their production of animals and crops. One of the main goals of sustainable agriculture is to decrease the use of unsustainable materials, and replace these with sustainable methods. The overall aim is to eliminate negative effects caused by the agriculture industry, and introduce sustainable, environmentally friendly

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