Agriculture is defined as the active production of useful plants or animals in ecosystems that have been created by people. The agricultural industry is the biggest and perhaps the most important sector in the world, keeping 300-350 million people employed and food stocked on shelves. It is also responsible for 30% of global emissions from farm to fork. Agriculture’s main drivers - maximising output, maintaining price stability and generating ever-cheaper food - have affected the climate significantly.
Key learning objectives:
Learn what agriculture is
Identify the 3 main drivers of agriculture
Understand how these 3 main drivers have led to significant climate costs