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Impact Of Industrial Revolution In Great Britain On Agriculture

by aditya abhishek

Industrial revolution started in Great Britain during late 1700's and later on spread to United States and rest part of the world. 

Industrial Revolution

British Empire during those days ruled on nearly 25% of the world's population. So they had control over banks of rich raw materials extracted from its colonies. 

Why In Great Britain

In addition to this, between 16th and 17th centuries, scientific revolution happened in Europe which led series of innovations and aspirations. 

Scientific Revolution

Strong and well developed banking system in Britain acted as a fuel for large scale businesses to invest in industrialization. 

Banking System

Industrial revolution not only led to change in living standards of urban population but due to advancements in agriculture it also impacted living standards of rural population. 

Impact On Agriculture

It was impossible to cultivate large farm lands due to limitation of humans and animals labour, but development of new tools such as seed drill opened doorways for large scale production. 

Due to development and use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, treated seeds and better farming technologies agriculture food production increased. 

Food Production

Due to development of machinery, tools, and implements cost of labour decreased which led to increased production at low cost. 

Input Price

These developments in agriculture paved the way for food industries to dive into food production which transformed agriculture completely. 


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