F&ES 774a/EVST399 / 2017-2018

Agriculture: Origins, Evolution, Crises

Credits: 3
Fall 2017: Th, 3:30-5:20, Kroon 321


Analysis of the societal and environmental causes and effects of plant and animal domestication, the intensification of agro-production, and the crises of agro-production: population pressure, land degradation, societal collapses, technological innovation, transformed social relations of production, sustainability, and biodiversity. From the global field, the best-documented eastern and western hemisphere trajectories are selected for analysis.