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Agriculture in South Africa - Introduction South Africa has proven on several occasions being a powerhouse when it comes to agricultural activities, but being a water scarce country this has not been an easy road but yet it’s a road travelled daily. South Africa covers 1.2million square kilometers of land and has seven climatic regions, ranging from Mediterranean to subtropical and semi-desert. With the country growing by about 2% annually either food production needs to increase as well or food imports should increase, but if production needs to increase this will need to be done by using the same amount of resources or possibly even less (Colin, 2014)....   [tags: Crops, Soil, Water] 1731 words
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Organic vs. Sustainable Agriculture - Organic vs. Sustainable Agriculture Agriculture, to many is just an industry of farmers and cows. Most people can’t even come close to fathom just how essential the continuance of agriculture is to not just our well being, but our very lives. People of the United States have been spoiled, they’ve never had to worry about the grocery stores running empty because, even to this day, there hasn’t been a problem growing enough to feed, not only the U.S. but a good part of the world too. The day though is fast approaching that we won’t be able to keep those grocery stores stocked....   [tags: Compare Contrast Agricultural Farming Essays]
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Organic Agriculture - The origins of organic agriculture can be traced back to northern Europe in the 1920’s, however it was not until recently that the movement gained attention and the debate between organic verses conventional agriculture began. The organic movement started because of increasing concern about the environment and food quality which are still the two main topics of the debate today. Unfortunately, in terms of food quality, it is difficult to prove that organic products are healthier than conventionally grown products....   [tags: Farming] 999 words
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Urban Agriculture - Urban Agriculture Restores Burghal America: The Seeds Quietly Await A vibrant young couple pulls into a full service station on a road trip to “fill ‘er up”. The service man does just that, but not with fuel. He fills the tank with scoops of sugar, salt, white flour, and soft drinks. Any rational car owner would scream: “Vandalism!” However, such havoc was not wreaked upon an automobile, but a HUMAN fuel tank. The scoops of sugar, salt, white flour and soft drinks are the fuel used in a typical fast food lunch....   [tags: Collective Health, Community Influence]
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US Needs More Education in Agriculture - Growing an Education A curve in the never-ending pavement of the freeway takes the car around a hill. As the turn is made, little faces press up against the windows on the right side of the car. There are no worries about noses being squished as the children squeal in delight at the cows that are grazing on the lush, green hillsides. A race takes place, to see who can count the most calves before the car follows the road around another hill and the cattle disappear from sight. While all children are enchanted by cattle, goats, sheep, horses, pigs, ducks, and anything else that they do not have at home, it seems that they have little knowledge of what these animals’ true purpose is....   [tags: US Education System]
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For Kenya, Agriculture is a Life or Death Matter - Most economies in the world depend on commodities. The commodities that assist economies vary from country to country. Most countries use agriculture or natural resources to support their economy. Even though different countries may have different elements to support their economy, the general opinion around the world is that industrialization supports economies in a very efficient way. Even small amounts of industrialization can give a large boost to the economy as compared to the other elements that support the economy....   [tags: developing African countries]
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Sustainable Agriculture and Its Importance Worldwide - I do believe it is necessary and possible for agriculture to become more sustainable if we expect to continue to feed and clothe the increasing world population. Sustainable agriculture is needed to serve human needs and preserve our environment, and without the increase of productivity in agriculture, we cannot reduce the risks of poverty, which isn’t going to get any better within time. The world’s population is expected to be on the rise dramatically throughout the next few years, and with economic expansion, will come an increase in the demand of food supply....   [tags: Crops, Food, Farming]
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Alabama Agriculture: Growing for You and Me - Agriculture has been practiced in what is now Alabama for centuries. Alabama agriculture has changed considerably since the mid-1860s, when cotton was king and Alabama was known as "The Cotton State." One hundred years ago almost four million acres were planted to cotton, and today only 1.3 million acres are devoted to all agricultural crops” (Mitchell, 2007). Agriculture in Alabama is mainly cotton and peanuts in the past they grew cattle corn and cotton. The Native Americans started Alabama off with slash-and-burn agriculture, in which they cut and burned forests to make room for their fields of corn, beans, and squash....   [tags: cotten, crops, fields, land] 639 words
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The Effects of Genetically Modified Organisms on Agriculture - The ability to use biotechnology in order to crossbreed diverse forms of life has had a profound impact on agriculture around the world. The two main reasons for the use genetic engineering in plants is in order to develop traits for herbicide tolerance as well as to make the plants form natural pesticides. The first genetically engineered crop which was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration was the Flavr-Savr tomato in 1994 (Parmalee 47). The Flavr-Savr tomato used genetic engineering to add a gene that would slow the break down of the cellular walls once picked so that they would stay firmer for longer on the supermarket shelves....   [tags: biotechnology, genetic engineering] 545 words
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Agriculture in The rural areas of Madhya Pradesh - ... Cropping Intensity of the state is calculated to be 135%, 126% being the national average and 29 districts of the state have a higher net irrigated area than the country average. Also, the state contributes to 7% of the food production in India. These figures point to the huge weightage agriculture has on the state’s economy and livelihoods. The state has a large number of marginal and small farmers. Mono-cropping practice, which is prevalent even today in certain farms in the state, makes the crops susceptible to failure if there is any change in the climate conditions for optimal production....   [tags: climate change, cultivation, crops] 1427 words
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Free trade and Agriculture in the Global South - "Agriculture is undoubtedly the most important activity for the majority of the world’s poor, and at the same time it is the most protected sector in industrial countries" (Mlachila, 2010). Agriculture continues to play an important role throughout the world, while in recent years, farmers have been negatively and positively affected by the trade agreements established by both the WTO and Fair Trade system; specifically the banana and coffee farmers. The government's role was to liberalize trade by reducing tariffs and they initiated this by introducing GATT (General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs)....   [tags: farmers, WTO,Industrial countries]
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Limited Knowledge of Agriculture in our Society - Many have heard the phrase, “Where would we be without agriculture. Hungry and Naked.” Ye,t the understanding of this phrase seems to be very limited. Knowledge of agriculture, as a whole, is very limited, to the point where people think that food comes from the grocery store instead of from the farms of hard working men and women who spend their days working in the fields and pastures. The combination of unrealistic legislation, corporate greed, and an ignorant consumer, that is today, four generations or more removed from the farm, has led to a huge gap in agriculture literacy in this country....   [tags: food police, farms, ignorant consumer]
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The Effects of Climate Change: Agriculture and Livestock - Climate change is one of the major issues surfacing earth over the past century. The earth’s temperature has increased over the years leading to detrimental effects on the economic and life sources of people, especially that of agricultural production and livestock. The Merriam-Webster online dictionary (2014), defined climate change as a change in global climate patterns apparent from the mid late 20th century. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC, (2007) predicts that by 2100 the increase in global average surface temperature may be between 1.8° C and 4.0° C....   [tags: Weather, Temperature]
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How Agriculture Has Changes Civilizations - Civilization began with agriculture, it allowed nomads to settle down, and form relationships, societies and eventually nations. But as our society developed, so did our means of farming. Whilst modern society greatly differs from our nomadic past, humanity still has fundamental dependence on agriculture. Today agriculture is the livelihood of most poor underdeveloped nations. This communal life blood provides a majority of the population with a source of employment, nourishment and income. It is considered to be an invaluable skill, that is taught down from generation to generation along with a sense of respect for the environment....   [tags: farming, develop, society] 1591 words
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Agriculture in a Market Economy and Sustainable Alternatives - Agriculture in a Market Economy and Sustainable Alternatives Imagine driving through any number of Midwestern states, passing acres upon acres of corn or soybeans, feeding lots in Kansas with thousands of cattle, or rows of poultry barns in Virginia that leave their memories in your nose for miles down the road. Today’s agricultural system in the United States is one that follows capitalism and demands competition, which usually means make as much as you can with as few resources as possible....   [tags: Farming Agricultural Economics Essays]
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Child Labor Laws: Harmful to Agriculture - Virtually everyone who grows up on a farm has chores to do. This has been the case for countless generations. Conversely, household duties often replaced farm chores as more and more families moved to the city. Nonetheless, in the dwindling agricultural sector of society, the entire family often continues their involvement in the farming operation. Participating in the family business and contributing to its sustainability creates valuable life lessons for children and teenagers. It is also a vital practice in preparing the future farmers of America....   [tags: Farming]
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The Environmental Impact of Cattle Farming - Mass Cattle farming within modern societies can pose many environmental implications, if caution is not taken. Not only do they contribute to land degradation, they contaminate soil and water, promote over consumption, and waste excessively high amounts of resources. For many cities in Canada, this problem affects the condition of their environment. Key initiatives and programs are being mounted, now more than ever, to aid in minimizing such a demanding issue. More specifically, in Edmonton the framework that has been implemented to address these issues have been provided by several grants, courtesy of the Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency....   [tags: Agriculture]
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The Death Tax and the Death of Family Farms - Relief from high inheritance taxes expires at the end of December, 2012. In the article “A Storm of Estate Taxes Threatens Farm Country,” Lynne Finnerty says that the new estate tax exemption will drop to one million dollars and the tax rate will increase to fifty-five percent (Finnerty). Lowering the estate tax exemption while increasing the rate may consequently cause the liquidation of many multigenerational family farms and an ultimate decrease in the world’s food supply. Comprehending the effect of estate taxes on farm families requires a general understanding of farm economics....   [tags: Agriculture]
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Cattle Development and Small-holder Farmers in Cambodia - 2.1. Cattle Development and Small-holder Farmers in Cambodia 2.1.1. Cattle Production in Cambodia Livestock in Cambodia makes an important contribution to the agricultural sector. It accounts for 20.9% of agricultural GDP and contributes 7.6% to GDP (FAO, 2005a). Most livestock, including cattle, poultry, and pigs are raised by small-holders, for whom they serve as a source of cash income and provide a subsistence source of protein. Moreover, they are used for draught power, and are used as an asset or savings bank (Harding et al., 2007)....   [tags: Agriculture] 2644 words
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Imports in Agriculture - How many of you remember what you ate for lunch?. How many of you know exactly which country your lunch came from?. Over one-third of the food we eat is shipped from over seas and nearly another 1/3 comes for Canada, Mexico, and South America. This is the reality; if you don’t raise your food yourself, you don’t know where it came from, or how it was handled. Chemicals such as DDT and Guthion are still used every day in less developed countries that the US buys food from. Toilets and sinks in the field are not even considered in these countries....   [tags: essays research papers] 585 words
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Community Agriculture Development and Jobs Act: A Proposed Solution to Food Deserts - Community Agriculture Development and Jobs Act: A Proposed Solution to Food Deserts “There can be no sustainable world without sustainable cities.” (Deelstra, 2000) This applies to many aspects of a city, but what is more important than the topic of fresh food. Sustainable foods will be the foundation of the wellbeing of a community. We not only need these nutrients to support our bodies every day, but it also supports the wellbeing of a society. So why are we ignorant to how many cities are lacking fresh food....   [tags: Agricultural Research ]
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Pesticides in the Floriculture Industry - Seven percent of all the people involved in agriculture suffer from pesticide poisoning each year. Floristry depends on the use of pesticides to kill and control pests. The floriculture industry grows constantly, all the while, poisoning their workers by relying heavily on pesticides. Harming human health is not the only thing pesticides do. The use of pesticides also harms the environment. Neurological disorders, cancer, reproductive problems, pesticide poisoning and the loss of some animal species are some of the main problems associated with the use of pesticides....   [tags: Agriculture]
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GMO: Personal Reflective Learning Journal - Week 4 – Module 4, Chapters 8-9, “Environmental Science” by G.T. Miller and S. Spoolman (2011). Critical Thinking Questions and Concepts: a) Concept 8-1: “What role do humans play in the premature extinction of species?” (p. 153) b) Concept 8-2: “Why should we care about preventing species extinction?” (p. 80) c) “Describe your gut-level reaction to the following statement: “Eventually, all species become extinct. So it does not really matter that the passenger pigeon is extinct, and that the polar bear and world’s remaining tiger species are endangered mostly because of human activities.” Be honest about your reaction, and give arguments to support your position.” (Question 2, p....   [tags: Agriculture]
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Farming: Feeding the World - The agriculture field is one of the biggest employers, employing over 155 million people in the United States. What do you think about when you hear the word “agriculture?” Many people would say farming, but this is not the most common occupation in this field. Farmers make up a fraction of the agricultural jobs at 900,000, but over 2.1 million people own, rent, and claim farming as a primary source of income. The average farm size has dropped from 460 acres in 1990 to 418 acres in 2007, while the average age of this occupation rose to 57, making this one of the older workforces in the United States....   [tags: Agriculture]
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GMOs: Feeding a World - At the start of my freshman year in high school, I had the honor of competing at the South Dakota FFA Convention. In my spare time, my teacher mentioned that I should go watch our agricultural issues team. The group presented a skit on genetic modification that planted curiosity within me and forever changed my view on science. It was then that I learned the world population is currently nearing seven million people. This number is projected to reach nine million by the year 2050. Scientists have long been asking how we are to feed and clothe such a growing world....   [tags: Agriculture]
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Summary of Article on Conservation Agriculture - Conservation Agriculture I visited the FAO site and went to the Agriculture 21 magazine and read an article. The name of the article was conservation agriculture, which is basically another method that farmers would be able to utilize in regards to their farming, needs and cost reduction strategies. The Food and Agricultural Organization has been working with CA to help expand the program more to other regions. The farmers that are using it says that it gives them a means of conserving, improving, and making more efficient use of their natural resources....   [tags: essays research papers] 356 words
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Industrial Agriculture and the Loss of Biodiversity - Industrial Agriculture and the Loss of Biodiversity Preserving Diversity By Way Of Old Crop Varieties Traditional methods is indeed the most advantageous way to retain sustainable success in farming suggested by Stephen B. Brush in his research of the effect of diversity in agriculture. In "Genetic Diversity And Conservation In Traditional Farming Systems," he explains how analyzing genetic erosion and the loss of genetic resources eventually leads to environmental degradation. Various factors have led to nations turning to improved adoption varieties, primarily the Green Revolution and commercial markets....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Permaculture: An Approach to Agriculture - Permaculture: An Approach to Agriculture "Without agriculture there will be immediate mass starvation, but with agriculture there will be a continual eroding away of the productive basis of human livelihood." -Wes Jackson (23) With the exception of some indigenous cultures where hunting and gathering is practiced, agriculture has been humans' primary source of food production for thousands of years....   [tags: Farming Food Papers]
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The Use of Fertilisers and Pesticides in Agriculture - The Use of Fertilisers and Pesticides in Agriculture Agriculture today dominates the majority of all land uses. As a result it has a fundamental role in maintaining the countryside and protecting the environment. The development of the use of fertilisers and pesticides has dramatically increased the efficiency of food production and has in fact more than quadrupled food production in the last century[1]. They also have reduced the cost and increased the variety of foods available....   [tags: Papers] 2430 words
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The Fertile Crescent - \Agriculture is also known as farming. It is the producing of food, fiber, feed, and other goods from the growing and harvesting of plants and animals. Agriculture is used everywhere. We use agriculture products everyday starting with the clothes we dress in to the sheets we sleep in. When you think of agriculture, think of the 5 F's. Food, fabric, forestry, farming, and flowers is agriculture. The Fertile Crescent is an area in Western Asia. The area consists in the regions of Mesopotamia and the Levant, confined by the Syrian Desert to the Anatolian of the north....   [tags: Agriculture] 868 words
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The Agriculture Insinuative Grant Should Remain Funded - Agriculture is a vital part of the worlds survival. Without agriculture the public would not have it’s main producer of food. Cutting agriculture funding would have a chain effect leading to catastrophic results. Without there being Ag programs to teach kids about agriculture who would raise livestock, grow crops, and do the fabrication for the world. It’s simple no one, that type of work is one that Ag specializes in. It does not make sense to stop or reduce funding to such programs. The percentages of revenue that this industry brings in is a huge turnout to the four point one million dollars they invested....   [tags: California funding policies]
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Agriculture in the Himalayas of Nepal - Agriculture in the Himalayas of Nepal According to some estimates, as much as 90% of Nepal's population relies on agriculture for its sustenance.[1] The significant climactic variations between Nepal's sub-tropical Terai region, hills region, and Himalayan mountain region lead to a variety of different agricultural models. Within the northern Himalayan region, additional variations in agricultural style exist because of changes in the qualities of available soil and quantities of moisture at different altitudes....   [tags: Nepal Farming Essays Papers Ecology]
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The Effects of Genetic Engineering on Agriculture - The Effects of Genetic Engineering on Agriculture Agribiotechnology is the study of making altered agricultural products. Agribusiness is trying to alter the genes of already existing products to try to enhance the biocompetitiveness and adaptability of crops by enhancing plant resistance to drought, salinity, disease, pests and herbicides. They are going to try to enhance their growth, productivity, nutrient value, and chemical composition. The old way of doing this was through selective breeding, special fertilizer, and hormones....   [tags: Papers] 1415 words
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Effects of Global Warming on Agriculture - Global climate change is a two-sided coin; the first argument is perhaps best overly dramatized by the recent movie The Day After Tomorrow, the preverbal we are all doomed aspect of it. The other argument although never made into a movie, is that we will be able to survive quite comfortable, with only some minor modification to our way of life. Although very few in the scientific community can deny the existence of global climate change the argument lies in whether it poses a threat or not. One highly significant aspect to look at would therefore be its effect on agriculture....   [tags: Earth Science] 851 words
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An Overview of the Current Agriculture and Food Systems in Place in Ghana - ... Despite the country’s recent transition to an industry and service sectors-led economy, agriculture continues to play a critical role in the economic sector. The Ghanaian Ministry of Food and Agriculture reveals that the various zones support different types of farming techniques and types of yields: fishing and small-scale farming in the coastal belt, the growing of cocoa beans, rubber, sugar cane, and palm oil in the forest zone, and the rearing of livestock, as well as the growing of yams, rice, millet, shea, and kola nuts grown in the northern savannah area....   [tags: food security, communism, marshall plan] 2655 words
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Agriculture - Agriculture One face of agriculture that we see scatered throughout the news today is that of genetically modified foods. This has an impact on many different aspects of the agriculture world. From the seed dealer, to the farmer that buys the seed, to the elevator that the farmer sells to; all are affected by the new technologies that are involved in this part of production agriculture. Genetically modified foods have come under heavy fire lately. There are some countries that are against buying these types of foods....   [tags: Papers] 311 words
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Stalin's Assault on Agriculture in 1930 - Stalin's Assault on Agriculture in 1930 The heart of the issue in assessing why Stalin embarked on this policy of aggression is in asserting whether, collectivisation and the war on the Kulaks was an economic necessity or an act of sheer brutality designed to break the peasantry into submission. In 1929, the party moved in favour of collectivised agriculture - large state-organized farms in place of small private peasant plots, and the destruction of independent market in agricultural products....   [tags: Papers] 1244 words
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History of Agronomy - History of agronomy The history of Agronomy; agronomy is the science and technology of using plants for food. Agronomy and agriculture has been around for many years. It is believed to have started over 10,000 years ago. Agriculture is the heart of a society, without the help of agriculture a society will not be able to grow. Evidence points to the Middle East as the site of the earliest planned harvesting of plants. (Wikipedia). The Egyptians were some of the first people to set up forms of agriculture with a form of setting up rows to grow there plants and new ways to harvest them (Wikipedia)....   [tags: Agriculture]
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Integrating Sustainable Agriculture, Ecology, and Environmental Policy. - Integrating Sustainable Agriculture, Ecology, and Environmental Policy Whose business is it to create a sustainable agriculture. How will knowledge systems required to support such an agriculture be developed and implemented. These pragmatic questions are addressed by the 14 contributors to this book. If in fact the agricultural community is beyond the stage of understanding and internalizing the need for the concept of an agriculture that can be sustained, then this book offers concrete suggestions for the types of research objectives and social and political decisions that must be followed in order to make sustainable systems a reality....   [tags: Agricultural Ecological Environmental Essays] 1867 words
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The Destructive Use of Pesticides in Agriculture - The Destructive Use of Pesticides in Agriculture When I was a child, I can remember my parents taking me into the apple orchard and picking apples. I couldn't wait to eat them until I got home, so I would have one for a snack right in the middle of the field. Today, when I take my children apple picking, I cannot let the children eat an apple out of fear of what pesticides could be on the apple and the harmful affects they can cause. Instead I have to take them home and scrub them before they can even take a bite....   [tags: Papers] 1253 words
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Impacts of Organic Farming on the Efficiency of Energy Use in Agriculture - What is “local food”. While there is no direct definition for the term “local food”, it could be summed up as simply buying from local food/farmers markets and the CSA, Community Supported Agriculture. Consumers define local food by driving distance; farmers markets, for instance, are undoubtedly considered local food. Vendors are governed by highly enforced laws confining vendors to local farmers, and also growing produce themselves. Since 2006, farmer’s markets have had an annual growth rate of 10 percent; right now, there are 3,766 in the United States....   [tags: Buying Local Food]
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The Social and Economical Impacts of Organic Farming on Agriculture and the Environment - In the era of sustainable development the new economic theory of development today is “Environmental economics” that balances between economy and ecology. In all development programmes including agriculture there is an amalgamation of economic development with ecological conservation. The chemical fertilizers are being used considerably in conventional agriculture that adversely affects the farm land and economy of farmers. The UNCED directive of Agenda 21 emphasizes the need for ecological and social equity for a sustainable future....   [tags: production cost, marketing, farmers]
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Genetically Modified Plants in Agriculture - Genetically Modified Plants in Agriculture The use of agriculture to grow edible plants is an essential step in the worldwide goal of nations to maintain self-sufficiency. Through agriculture, crops are raised by the cultivation of soils, in conjunction with the biological processes that allow for plant growth. In recent years, genetic engineering has enabled plant scientists to insert genes from one type of plant species, which will express a desired trait, into a different plant species that had not been able to obtain the genes through cross fertilization or other natural pathways....   [tags: GMOs Genetically Modified Foods]
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The Failure of Industrial Agriculture - The Failure of Industrial Agriculture   Two years ago, Italy faced one of the worst droughts in recent history. Unable to combat the lack of water with proper irrigation systems or underground water reserves, regional water bans and severe restrictions were implemented in southern regions, limiting both personal and business related use, in order to prevent a full blown water crisis throughout the entire country. Both domestic and foreign economies suffered from the giant losses incurred due to crop failure and a shortened growing season....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]
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Droughts of Diversity - The significant decrease in agricultural biodiversity over the last 150 years has been caused by the increased desire for control over our food supply. This control has taken several forms. Since the industrial and scientific revolutions, the output of agricultural endeavors has increased through science, business, and government regulations. However, this increased output has come at the cost of variety. Until recently, monocultures, or the growth of only one variety of a species, were rare in agriculture....   [tags: Agriculture]
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Agriculture in the Incan Empire: A Tale of Power and Sophistication - At the time of their demise, the Incan Empire had nearly as many domesticated plant species as all of Eurasia. There was no sign of the wheel or work animals that could be yoked to a plow, and the Incas had limited use of metallurgy. Yet the mighty South American empire terraced, irrigated, and produced enough food for millions of people. The Incans were able to sustain agricultural surpluses by intensive exploitation of the land and sophisticated methods of storage and dispersal of grains and tubers....   [tags: Peruvian History, Ancient Civilizations] 889 words
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Research Regarding Climate Change and Agriculture Management in Nepal - 3 Research propose The purpose of research is to explore, how climate change had been changed the management of agriculture in Nepal. 3.2 Objectives a) To examine the management of agriculture helps to minimize the effects of climate change on agricultural products. b) To assess the relation between climate change and agricultural productivity. c) To find out the response of villagers against changes. d) To explore any adaptation strategies practiced by farmer. 4. Study Area The research is mainly focused in two Village Development Committee (Khokana and Bungamati) located at southwest of Lalitpur District of Kathmandu Valley, Nepal (tripadvisor, 2014)....   [tags: Farming, Villagers] 911 words
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How Biotechnology Has Changed Agriculture Throughout the Years - Agriculture has been a part of American life for tens of thousands of years. The modern world today has changed a lot since then thanks to technology and new scientific studies in order to improve the way we see agriculture today. A specific change is a term call biotechnology which is the use of living organisms or other biological systems in the manufacture of drugs or other products or for environmental management, as in waste recycling. Biotechnology has changed agriculture by making plants resistant to certain diseases or to the animal aspect of changing the sex of a cow its just remarkable on how much science has changed and how far its come....   [tags: new scientific studies, t-dna] 540 words
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Agriculture and the 1920's Boom - Agriculture and the 1920's Boom In the 1920's, farmers and people alike were struggling to keep up with the highly efficient Canadian wheat producers. Many European countries suffered great bankruptcy from World War one and could no long afford to ship things like grain to they're countries. To add to this, the American population had been gradually falling so there were fewer mouths to feed. New machinery and technology were being made ad farmers tried to take advantage of this....   [tags: Papers] 557 words
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The Effects of World War Two on Agriculture in the United States - What extent did WWII affect the Agricultural Production in The United States of America Introduction During the Second World War, changes in the agricultural production in the United States fluctuated greatly. For most the war would bring great opportunity for those in the agriculture industry because of the access need for produce for the nations in europe such as Great Britain. For others the war could have been a bad turn of events for the agriculture production in the U.S because all of the young males were being deported for the war efforts....   [tags: farms, machinery, loans] 2156 words
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The Bamboo Fiber - Bamboo is a plant that most people think they know about. Almost any plant shop sells the hard, fibrous plant. This ancient grass, surprisingly, is one of today’s hot new textiles. With the whole world going green, it is no wonder that bamboo is becoming increasingly popular Today, bamboo can be found in almost every warm climate. However a book written by the Jin Dynasty covers the history of Bamboo. Historically, China seems to be the motherland of bamboo, where it is estimated that bamboo derived thirty-forty million years ago....   [tags: Agriculture ]
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Genetically Modified Crops - A baker wakes up before dawn to start the run of wheat bread before the bakery doors open for business. A long haul trucker pulls into a truck stop to fill up his fuel tanks with biofuel, and a sugar plant operator in the United States is excited knowing the coming years the plant will have a new breed of sugar beet. This is all part of how genetic modified crops are being produce for human consumption. Genetic modified food crops have advanced agriculture fields to an all-time high. This advancement in genetic modified plants has offered the ability to use fewer pesticides, limit the amount of erosion from plowed ground, and control forbs in crops with herbicides knowing the crop will not d...   [tags: Agriculture]
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Difficulties Faced by Agriculture Students in Learning and Use of English - The fact cannot be denied that English has become the language of science and technology in the global scenario for teaching the same. Taking into consideration the worldwide scenario, a large number of students today are taking admission to professional scientific courses than in the past. Hence, it is quite necessary to find out the difficulties of these students in English usage for ascertaining their excellence in today’s education system. In India also, English is extensively used in the field of science and technology....   [tags: Educational Issues, Language Skills]
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Environmental Impacts of Unsustainable Agriculture in Brazil and Costa Rica - Since the sixteenth century, foreign dominance over Central and South America has been attributed to farming and plantations. Spaniards introduced the concept of plantation systems to the new world in the island of “La Española” or Hispaniola. From there, it spread through the Caribbean, eventually finding its way into Central and South American countries. Plantation systems were founded on slave labor and brutal methods of exploitation imposed by European colonists on indigenous peoples, and eventually to African slaves, in order to perform labor-intensive farming practices....   [tags: latifundio, history, ecology]
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Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Indian Agriculture - Constraints in effective transfer of technology to farmers among other factors are believed to be responsible for the stagnation in growth in agriculture. It is reported that only 40 per cent of farmers access information about agricultural techniques, inputs and market (NSSO, 2005). The rich and the literate farmers have better access to information. Majority of the small and marginal farmers receive information either from fellow farmers, relatives, or traders and only 5.7 per cent receive information from extension agencies....   [tags: ICT Essays]
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The Life and Agricultural Invention of John Deere - When driving around the country, one sees hundreds and thousands of acres either planted or tilled. Sometimes one might wonder… “Who would be smart enough to think of something that can plant and till this land?” Also, who is the person that thought of pulling it behind an implement of that complexity. John Deere, the man, and the business, started out in Rutland, Vermont in 1804, He left a legacy that would change agriculture forever. When John Deere crafted his famous steel plow in his blacksmith shop in 1837, he also forged the beginning of Deere & Company “John”....   [tags: biography, agriculture]
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Genetic Engineering in Agriculture - Genetic Engineering in Agriculture "Whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before would deserve better of Mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together." -The King of Brobdingnag, Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift, 17271 Introduction Genetically engineered foods are the rage of the day for farmers across the world. Farmers are able to grow larger, tastier, more colorful foods that are more readily available and attractive to consumers....   [tags: Farming Genes Science Essays]
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Subdivisions and American Agriculture - Subdivisions and American Agriculture Across Wyoming and the West, you can see miles and miles of undeveloped land. However, in the next 100 years will that be true. This once-frontier land has had massive growths in population. For retired people, the West and Midwest are becoming more attractive due to the cheap land that is less populated. Subdivisions are moving farther and farther out into the country. From 1990 to 1995, the counties in the Rocky Mountain region increased three times faster than the rest of the United States (Theobald, Miller, and Hobbs 26)....   [tags: Geography USA Essays Papers]
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Crisis of African Agriculture - Introduction The continent of Africa is home to over seven hundred million people. About half of these people do not get enough food to eat, partly due to low productivity on the farms, poor distribution networks and very little money for farmers to invest in improving their situations. This all contributes to the agricultural crisis going on in Africa. Poverty stricken farmers often cannot produce enough surplus to feed and provide for their families. African farmers have survived for thousands of years, living in harmony with their environment, developing agricultural systems that work for their subsistence economy....   [tags: Expository Essay, Informative Essay]
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Genetic Engineering in Agriculture - Genetic Engineering in Agriculture Among the millions of species that inhabit the planet, only twenty species provide ninety percent of the human food supply (Montgomery 2000). Since the introduction of genetic engineering, however, livestock and crops have a more productive future. Transfer of engineered genes from organism to organism occurs through hybridization, conjugation, and transformation in microorganisms. By the substitution of genes into agricultural species, biodiversity can flourish to improve social and economic development....   [tags: Papers] 3421 words
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Agriculture for Mars Colonization - As the world population grows at an astonishing rate, our mother earth is getting very crowded. Our natural resources are being overused and the land available for life is getting smaller and smaller. Farmers have to find ways to make what land they have usable and profitable. Farmers in general are a shrinking population. How does this relate to the general public. Without farmers we would not have food, without food we will all die. The world is realizing this problem and the best way to solve it is to find more land for habitat....   [tags: Environment Mars Planet Life Essays Papers] 973 words
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Sustainable Agriculture - Sustainable Agriculture Agriculture has been a fundamental component of human societies for centuries. It is so fundamental in fact that it is often forgotten by those dependent on its products, but not directly involved in the production. As we enter the 21st century, agriculture is beginning to receive more attention from the general public as the implications of farming are realized and the problem of potential world wide food shortage is addressed. With the future in focus, much of agricultural establishment uses words like biotech, and high-tech to describe their goals for U.S....   [tags: Research Paper Ranching Farming Papers]
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Totalitarian Agriculture - Totalitarian Agriculture The idea of Totalitarian Agriculture is scary. Especially considering the fact that it is the exact type of agriculture that is being used in every civilization except for the remaining tribal peoples of the world. I will try to define Totalitarian Agriculture here: “According to an ethics, followed by every sort of creature within the community of life, sharks as well as sheep, killer bees as well as butterflies, you may compete to the full extent of your capabilities, but you may not hunt down your competitors or destroy their food or deny them access to food....   [tags: Papers] 1010 words
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Organic Agriculture - Organic Agriculture Organic agriculture is the oldest type of agriculture there is. Many people don't know exactly what has to be done to say that you are farming organically, these days. Organic Agriculture has been increasing in size over the past few years as more people worry about what they are eating. Many people donít know what it exactly means to be farming organically. The National Organic Standards Boards defines organic agriculture is ìan ecological production management system that promotes and enhances biodiversity, biological cycles and soil biological activity....   [tags: Expository Essays]
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Agriculture Technology - Agriculture Technology People have depended on agriculture for years as the primary source of getting food. We have developed all kinds of ways to manipulate nature so what we can produce higher yield crops, more nutritious crops, bigger crops, crops that withstand cold, and farming equipment that allows us to manufacture these crops with relative ease. Why then are there five billion people being malnourished and forty thousand children dying each day from hunger. It seems as though world hunger is more a result of the lack of distributing the food properly than the lack of quantity....   [tags: Farming Technologies Essays]
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Agriculture Industry - Agriculture Industry There are various factors affecting the demand for John Deere's products. These factors can be categorized as Financial, Crops, Crop Prices, Line Stock Prices, Farm Equipment and the competition. Financial factors include interest rates, credit availability, currency exchange rates, monetary and fiscal policies set by the government, net farm income and government regulated price floors on the agriculture segment. Crops/Crop Prices include planed acreage, grain export and crop prices of wheat, corn, soybeans and cotton....   [tags: essays papers] 730 words
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Agriculture Revolt - Agriculture was a big business that many farmers took a part in. Due to the rising amount of exports, manufacturing capability, power, and wealth, America began to expand to other parts of the world and used overseas markets to send its goods. Farming became on of the most competitive jobs around this time. Farmers had many problems with the industrialization occurring in this country at the time. There were many factors that contributed to the agrarians' discontent and led to their revolts. At this time, the machinery was extremely expensive for the farmers to buy....   [tags: American History] 1134 words
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Sustainable Agriculture: The Ethical Choice for the Future - Sustainable Agriculture: The Ethical Choice for the Future Thesis: The idea of sustainable agriculture is a legitimate, logical, and necessary approach to the new concerns and problems stemming from current agricultural trends in light of impending global food shortages and rapid depletion of natural resources. Introduction Agriculture has been a principal source of obtaining food to meet basic needs of humans for thousands of years. More recently, with the industrialization of agriculture, increased efficiency, and a decreased need for small rural farmers, there has been a resulting disconnect of consumers to the process in which their food is produced....   [tags: Environment]
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Community Supported Agriculture - Community Supported Agriculture Walking through the aisles of many grocery stores, labels such as "organic," "all-natural," and "dairy-free" describe an ever-increasing number of products on the shelf. A growing interest in healthy eating has spurred the manufacture of these commodities, but they are often so highly priced that many of the shoppers cannot justify fitting the extra cost into their budgets. In addition, though these goods have been organically produced, they may have traveled long distances to reach the shelf, increasing price and reducing their freshness, not to mention the environmental damage caused by burning fossil fuels during transportation....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Papers]
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United States Agriculture - Agriculture was the most important economic activity in America from the founding of Virginia in 1607 to about 1890. Although farming declined rapidly in relative economic importance in the twentieth century, U.S. agriculture continued to be the most efficient and productive in the world. Its success rested on abundant fertile soil, a moderate climate, the ease of private land ownership, growing markets for farm produce at home and abroad, and the application of science and technology to farm operations....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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New Zealand's Agriculture - It is safe to say that New Zealand is largely a farming nation since farming makes up a high percentage of the country's export earnings. The country's climate ranges from regions in the north that are considered "warm subtropical", to "cool and temperate" in the south. These diverse areas allow for numerous kinds of farming which are vital to New Zealand's economy. All over the country there are deer, llama, ostrich, goat, cattle and sheep farms, and though they get no subsidies from the government, they still play a large part in contributing to overseas markets with their beef, wool, dairy products, other meats, hides, venison (from deer), and goat fiber....   [tags: Climate Environment New Zealand Essays Papers]
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