Since the first plants were domesticated, irrigation has played a vital role in the development of agriculture worldwide. Take a whirlwind tour of the history of agriculture and irrigation from ancient times to present day.
Infographic: Charting the history of agriculture and climate change. The infographic was created by Farming First, a coalition of farmers associations, engineers and scientists, in partnership with the CGIAR Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security research program (CCAFS) and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT).
During both World Wars, many civilian women took up jobs in agriculture, replacing those men who went to war. The women who worked for the Women's Land Army (WLA) were commonly known as Land Girls. In forestry, Women's Timber Corps were known as Lumber Jills. At the height of the First World War the Land Army had a full-time membership of 23,000 members. The number exceeded 80,000 during the Second World War.
The traditional understanding of the history of agriculture begins in the ancient Near East and Southwest Asia, about 10,000 years ago, but it has its roots in the climatic changes at the tail end of the Upper Paleolithic, called the Epipaleolithic, about 10,000 years earlier.
I pinned this to my Americana board because I think this represents American culture and history because America was the one to pioneer into the fashion world and come up with jeans for the working man and its also funny to see how much jeans have evolved in America back then they were for working men like farmers, miners, ect and they were so cheap, you could get them for a dollar and some cents but now famous people wear them now and now they can cost up to hundreds of dollars.