Agriculture is the production, processing, marketing, and use of foods, fibers and byproducts from plant crops and animals. Agriculture was the key development that led to the rise of human civilization; with the domestication of animals and plants, creating food surpluses that enabled the development of more densely populated and stratified societies. The study of agriculture is known as agricultural science.
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Nutrition Reference Publication
Introduction: At its 15th Session, the Intergovernmental Group on Meat called on the Secretariat to provide, as soon as available, the results of a multi-donor1 study on ?Livestock Production Systems and the environment - Global Perspectives and Prospects?, coordinated by the FAO Animal and Health Division. The study, which is in its final stage, assesses the major positive and negative interactions between livestock production systems and their natural resource base and...