The essence of organic farming is that only natural processes are utilized in the growth of food.
The earliest known farming has been found to have derived from Southeast Asia almost 10,000 years ago.
There has been increased activity against certain farming practices like factory farms.
The widening sphere of influence held by large seed and chemical companies, meat packers, and food processors has been a source of concern both within the farming community and for the general public.
Such farming involves large fields and/or numbers of animals, large resource inputs (pesticides and fertilizers), and a high level of mechanization.
The demand for such alternative energy sources significantly impacted farming priorities in the early twenty-first century.
By 6000 B.C.E., farming was entrenched on the banks of the Nile River.
Farming refers to a wide range agricultural production work, covering a large spectrum of operation scales (acreage, output, and so forth), practices, and commercial inclination.
Middle Eastern farmers wrote location-specific farming manuals, and were instrumental in the wider adoption of crops including sugar cane, rice, apricots, cotton, artichokes, aubergines, and saffron.
By the 1990s, the retail market for organic farming in developed economies had grown about 20 percent due to increasing consumer demand.
Graduated terrace steps are commonly used to farm on hilly or mountainous terrain. Terraced fields decrease both erosion and surface runoff, and may be used to support growing crops that require irrigation, such as rice.
Inspired by recent archaeological research, they are rebuilding terraces and irrigation systems and reclaiming traditional crops and methods of planting. They do this in part because Incan agricultural techniques are more productive and more efficient in terms of water use.Sep 7, 2011