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100 Innovations - Tekniska museet

An exhibition at the National Museum of Science and Technology in Stockholm, 2012 – 2018

Agriculture

Agriculture

Ingress för att beskriva innovationen

Agriculture

This special massage brush developed by De Laval improves cows’ health. Photo: Björn Qvarfordt, De Laval International AB.

Agriculture

Drawing of a plow from “Farmer’s support” by J. P. Wolfschmidt, printed in Gävle, Sweden, in 1783. Photo: Anna Gerdén.

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Agriculture

Using land to produce food and fuel is regarded as being one of the greatest innovations in the history of mankind. The roots of agriculture are more than 10,000 years old and it is believed that it started up in several places in the world independently of each other. Thanks to agriculture humans settled down and started to discover things like towns, roads, architecture, the written word and reality show. Today 10 % of the Earth´s surface is agricultural land.

In the Western World agriculture has become mechanised, computerised and efficient. A modern harvester does the work of 100 people. Harvests are bigger, cows produce more milk than 50 years ago. In developing countries agriculture has unfortunately had to wrestle with climate problems and lack of efficient technologies.

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