Agricultural Revolution Effects

By: Bryan Flores & Sandro Baiza

17th Century Agricultural Revolution

The Agricultural Revolution started at around the year 1701. The revolution was needed due to the fact that starvation was a big issue in Great Britain during the 17th century.


  • Jerthro Tull - First scientific farmer
  • Robert Bakewell - Selective Breeding
  • Thomas Coke - Selective Breeding

Effects of the Agricultural Revolution

  • Social Impacts

-The agricultural revolution caused bigger crop yields and it increased the population throughout Great Britain.

  • Economic Effects

- New farming systems like Selective Breeding was created by Robert Bakewell causing more meat to be produced by his animals which caused him to sell his meats in a new national market that was created making sellers more profit but at a price.

- Farmers were eventually forced to move towards the city because their farm land was being taken.

  • Political

-The agricultural industry caused the upper class to buy out farmers land and since the industry was growing rapidly more of the rich politicians were joining in also buying land from poor farmers.

Modern Day Agricultural Revolution

Now in the modern days scientist focus on the new so called agricultural revolution which involves genetic modification. Scientist are using genetic modification to also produce bigger crop yields as well and its also use to keep produce from being destroyed by pests, and crop diseases. Genetic modification is almost like a modern day counterpart of the original agricultural revolution because its a new breakthrough in modern times, just like how new systems were created like selective breeding it helps produce better more healthier crops.
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