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Agriculture is defined as the art of cultivating, favoring and making the land productive. Agriculture is considered an essential and indispensable economic activity at a general level.
The beginnings of agriculture date back to the Neolithic period, when human societies evolved from gathering, fishing and hunting to animal husbandry and agriculture. The first plants to be cultivated were barley and wheat.
Its origins are estimated in prehistoric times and its development was due to the independent practice of various cultures, such as those of the Fertile Crescent (area from Mesopotamia to Ancient Egypt), the Chinese cultures in East Asia, and the pre-Columbian cultures of Central America, among others.
There was a gradual transition from the economy of gathering agricultural products and hunting. The reasons for the evolution of agriculture could have been climatic changes towards more temperate temperatures, the scarcity of game or gathering products, or the desertification of many regions.
We have compiled more than 25 books on Agriculture in PDF format so that you can learn everything you want to know about this activity. From our list we have included books in Spanish and Portuguese.
All the texts were given for free publication or are in the public domain.
Basic Agriculture Books
2) Farmer’s Handbook on Basic Agriculture
Chandra Shekara, Ajit Kumar, N. Balasubramani, Bakul C. Chaudhary, Rajeev Sharma, Max Baumann and Chitra Shukla
7) Hydroponic Green Fodder Production
Rachel Jemimah, P. Tensingh Gnanaraj, T. Muthuramalingam and T. Devi
9) Understanding Farming. Facts and figures about German farming
Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL)
12) Seed Germination and Sowing Options
Tara Luna, Kim M. Wilkinson and R. Kasten Dumroese
Organic Agriculture Books
Organic agriculture is also known as ecological or biological agriculture, and consists of a cultivation methodology that does not use chemical products and optimizes the use of natural resources.
If you want to learn about this autonomous system in which meticulous care is applied to the environment, you can consult the texts that we offer about it.
With the Organic Agriculture books you will have the opportunity to know the necessary details to put this mechanism into practice, and obtain completely organic products.
Sustainable Agriculture Books
Sustainable agriculture is agriculture that manages to meet society’s food and textile needs without compromising resources or the ability of present or future generations to meet their needs.
It is a type of agriculture that seeks to make the most of what nature provides us, without harming it. The idea is to maintain and conserve all current resources, so that agriculture can be sustained for many years to come.
Each concept, methodology and practical advice can be found in the Sustainable Agriculture books that we offer in this section.
21) Building Resilience for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Agriculture Sector
Alexandre Meybeck, Jussi Lankoski, Suzanne Redfern, Nadine Azzu and Vincent Gitz
24) Farming Systems and Sustainable Agriculture
V. Praveen Rao, R. Veeraraghavaiah, S. Hemalatha and B. Joseph
27) The 10 Elements of Agroecology
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Here ends our selection of free Agriculture books in PDF format. We hope you liked it and already have your next book!
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