The Agricultural Revolution ushered in an explosion of growth in food production. This started in the UK in the 18-19th centuries, which introduced new management techniques to increase production, along with the Haber-Bosch process, which developed a method for producing synthetic ammonia. But this has come at the cost of biodiversity, nutrition and soil health. Healthy soil is central to a sustainable and healthy food production system and also represents one of the largest opportunities related to carbon in farming.
Key learning objectives:
Learn how agricultural production has developed
Identify the impact of agricultural production on climate and biodiversity
Understand the importance of soil