Agriculture was one of the main reasons for the French Revolution in 1789. For several years weather conditions had been difficult, leading to bad harvests, and rural taxes severely burdened farmers. People were growing hungry and started fighting for food, which eventually led to the rebellion against the people in power. Today only 3% of the active population works in agriculture. French farmers not only produce food, they also work on landscapes, preserve biodiversity and provide diversity in food and seeds.