EARLY AGRICULTURE IN ASIA

EARLY AGRICULTURE IN ASIA

places associated with early agriculture in Asia.

The Yellow River valley,
The Middle East,
The Indus River valley.




animals that were domesticated in Asia.

  • Zebu cattle,
  • Water buffaloes,
  • Elephants,
  • Horses,
  • Goats,
  • Sheep,
  • Pigs.

Assessment of early agriculture in Asia.

  • In Asia, intensive irrigation was practised along river valleys in the Indus plain, where food supply was adequate. Cattle keepers from central Asia gradually settled down to farming in India.
  • Garden cultivators of southeast Asia grew rice, which boosted productivity at the Ganges valley.
  • Zebu cattle, water buffaloes, elephants, horses, goats, sheep and pigs were domesticated in the Ganges region.




  • However, because early farmers had not yet mastered weather patterns, they were victims to long periods of drought and floods. Their crop yields were low due to lack of scientific knowledge.
  • In spite of these and other problems, the positive agricultural outcome in Asia was unhindered

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