Meaning and History of Agriculture

Agricultural Science JSS1 First Term

WEEK 1

Meaning and History of Agriculture

Performance Objectives

Student should be able to:

1. Explain the meaning of Agriculture

      2.  List  the stages of agricultural development to date

Content

The term agriculture is derived from two Latin words: the first is Ager which means field or land, and the second being Cultura meaning to cultivate. Literally, agriculture is referred to as field cultivation.

Today, agriculture can be defined as the art and science of cultivating the soil to grow crops and the rearing of animals for man's use or consumption. It can also be regarded as the production of crops and the rearing of animals with all its inclusions for human and animal needs. Agriculture is.... View More

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