What are the facotrs to increased food production during middle ages?
The Agricultural Revolution which allowed for 100% of the land to be used as opposed to the 50% of the Middle Ages.
During the Middle Ages, there were many factors contributing to an increased food supply. The development of new agricultural implements increased production. Some important examples were the horse collar, which made it possible for a horse to plow about twice as much land with about the same effort, the horse shoe, which kept horses working closer to full time, and the deep plow, which increased productivity. The introduction of the three field system of crop…
The Middle Kingdom (1975-1640 BCE) was founded by Mentuhotep II. During the Middle Kingdom upper and lower Egypt were united and Thebes became the capital city of the Pharaohs. During this period the Egyptians also developed block style artwork, they irrigated Faiyum, increased harvests and told stories through writing.
There were a number of discoveries and inventions that improved food production during the Middle Ages. They included the heavy plow, horseshoes, the horse collar, three crop rotation, the wheel barrow, windmills and water wheels that operated pumps for irrigation, the grind stone, windmills for milling grain, and a variety of crops introduced from Africa and Asia.