The history of agriculture is essential to give to the future agronomist a full awareness of his role in the socio-economic context. Indeed the role of agriculture is increasingly crucial in order to guarantee food and a variety of goods (clothes, wood, etc.) essential for a humanity that has crossed the threshold the 7 billion inhabitants of which over 50% lives in urban areas. Agriculture is one of the oldest human activities and has always benefited from the many innovations implemented by our ingenious ancestors. It follows that the today agriculture can be seen not only as the product of a long sequence of technological revolutions but also as the history of the agronomic thought and as the history of the fight of the communities against the food shortage. The course focuses on 13 general topics and 4 thematic analysis.
Expected learning outcomes
The course aims to provide a key useful to place in an evolutionary historical context the skills acquired in relation to crops and livestock productions.