What is Agrarian Revolution ?


The agrarian revolution is a process of social and economic changes that occurred in Europe from the eleventh century through to the nineteenth century. It began as a series of less technologically advanced farming techniques which replaced the feudal system of farming, where large landholders had complete control over who farmed their land, with smaller farms each having their own individual owner. The agrarian revolution led to a sharp decline in the death rate, and a rapid increase in life expectancy. This was due to better crop rotation with fallow fields and more efficient use of farm animals. This lasted for centuries, until industrialization began to take off after 1750.