Agriculture & Farming concerns itself with the development of quality of land, breeding of animals and the growth of plants in order to provide food, fibre and medicine to sustain and enhance human life.
The study of agriculture is known as agricultural science, which is a broad field of biology that surrounds the parts of natural and economic social sciences, both used in the practice and understanding of agriculture.
Agricultural science has helped to greatly improve modern agronomy, plant breeding and agrochemicals (pesticides and fertilizers). Cultivation has caused technological developments, but consequently, have also caused ecological and environmental damage.
Agriculture and farming are constantly raising concerns surrounding animal welfare, especially since selective breeding and modern practices in animal husbandry have increased the output of meat onto shop shelves. Contributions to global warming, deforestation and industrially produced meat continue to raise these concerns for both animal welfare and contributions to global warming!
Major agricultural products can ultimately be divided into fibres, fuels, food and raw materials. Cereals, vegetables, fruits, oils, meat, milk and eggs are all produced as food through agriculture and farming. Did you know over one-third of the world’s workers are employed in agriculture?! You do now!
Browse our digital library, containing over 500,000 ebooks and digital textbooks. We’re certain you’ll find what you’re looking for, just search by author, title or topic. Enjoy reading with Kortext!