Mar 09

Wheat crops in Australia Stock Images by Alf Manciagli

Alf Manciagli has just published a new set of stock images. Wheat was a key factor enabling the emergence of city-based societies at the start of civilization because it was one of the first crops that could be easily cultivated on a large scale, and had the additional advantage of yielding a harvest that provides long-term storage of food. Wheat contributed to the emergence of city-states, today China is the biggest producer with India second and the USA in third place. View the complete Agriculture photo set here