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AGRICULTURE

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Angela Salvato

on 22 April 2016

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Transcript of AGRICULTURE

AGRICULTURE
Techniques have changed!
Agriculture
is
the science and industry
of managing
the growth of plants
In agriculture, nowadays, farmers are still doing the
same activities

as in the ancient ages.


What has changed over the years?


Module 1
What 's Agriculture?
raising animals
for human use
tilling
planting
harvesting
raising livestock
marketing
Agriculture in the European Union
six million people are employed in agriculture, forestry and fishing.
Let's have a look at the pictures
more specialization
amalgamation/fusion of small farms into bigger holdings.
the farmers get more and more conscious of the costs, profits, efficiency and business/marketing rules.
production methods are refined/improved and standardised/regulated.
Average crops yields
have increased
by more than 55%
since the 1950s
they are 2% of the Union's GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT
The economy of scales
increasing of production
extensive use of mechanization
Modern agriculture

relies on

*engineering
*technology
*biology
*physics
*chemistry



drainage
conservation
irrigation
sanitation

took to a reduction of the labour force.
Modern production methods
reduce the costs
give
several kinds of food
selective breeding techniques
fertilizer
herbicides
pesticides
fungicides
influence
packing
processing
marketing
made possible
quick-freezing
dehydration techniques
which increase
markets for farm
FAO
Food and Agricultural Organization
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