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A Look Into the Field of Agriculture - History and Development Agriculture has been around for millenniums. It has been around since the beginning of time and has undergone significant developments since the time of the earliest cultivation. It was first thought of in the Fertile Crescent of the Middle East and later spread to northern and southern China, Africa’s Sahel, New Guinea and several regions of the Americas. Agriculture practices such as irrigation, crop rotation, fertilizers, and pesticides have made great strides in the past century to meet the needs of farmers....   [tags: Agriculture]
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The Effects of Pesticides on Agriculture - The growing demand for enhanced food productivity to meet the needs of the global population has led to use sophisticated agriculture technology in which pesticides play a crucial role. Pesticides are extensively used to increase agricultural products by preventing, controlling, or lessening the damage caused by a pest (John et al., 2001). Pesticides have been widely used througout the world since the middle of the last century. They are mainly used in agriculture and animal production, both including substances with high toxic effects and persistance in the environment (Beyer and Biziuk, 2008)....   [tags: Agriculture ] 513 words
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Energy and Industrialized Agriculture - Agricultural practices throughout the ages have evolved dramatically. Having started off as simple pastoral management and shifting cultivation, these methods have been altered substantially in the name of “progress”, primarily in the US and other industrialized nations. Through this progression the energy inputs and outputs has been drastically altered. The industrialized food system as we know it is much more complex today than the simple agricultural practices used thousands of years ago. Today, the industrialized agricultural system is dependent on extraordinary amounts of fossil fuel inputs in order to maintain its complexity....   [tags: Agriculture]
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Origins of Agriculture: the stepping stone for civilization - Most people do not think highly of the farmer and of agriculture in general. After all, there is no "visible" connection between the rural and the urban life. As long as the food is on the table or in the market, agriculture is simply not important to most people. However, not that many people think that school, sports, movies, and society would not be possible without agriculture. Agriculture was a crucial science that gave rise to the earliest of settlements and allowed humans to grow. Agriculture began around the same time in different areas around the world and with agriculture came the very start of modern civilization....   [tags: Agriculture]
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Government Intervention in Agriculture Industry in Indonesia - Nowadays in Indonesia, Fruits and vegetables have become rare items due to slow distribution and poor transportation (TheJakartaPost, 2010). This will cause price of fruits and vegetables to increase due to shortage of supply. Not only that, inequality in distribution of income by farmers has take place due to lack of capital acess (TheJakartaPost, 2010). The market economy requires institution such as government to implement policies and making decisions to maintain market and avoid market failures like monopoly and negative externalities....   [tags: Agriculture ]
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Changes in America's Agriculture From 1865-1900 - Through the period of 1865-1900, America’s agriculture underwent a series of changes .Changes that were a product of influential role that technology, government policy and economic conditions played. To extend on this idea, changes included the increase on exported goods, do the availability of products as well as the improved traveling system of rail roads. In the primate stages of these developing changes, farmers were able to benefit from the product, yet as time passed by, dissatisfaction grew within them....   [tags: Agriculture] 802 words
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Ghana's Agriculture Sector - The agriculture sector is an important asset for Ghana’s economy. It accounts for one-third of gross domestic product (GDP), and provides over 55% of the population’s jobs (Ghana Agriculture). Ghana’s climate is tropical; warm and dry along the southeast coast; hot and humid in the southwest, and hot and dry in the north. The terrain is mostly low plains with divided plateau in the south-central area. The overall percentage of land use is 17.54% of arable land and 9.22% of permanent crops. Environmental current issues in Ghana are deforestation, overgrazing, soil erosion, droughts, water pollution, and inadequate supplies of potable water....   [tags: Agriculture] 1581 words
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The Honeybee in Agriculture - Since 1992, the honeybee has been Oklahoma’s state insect, largely because honeybees carry out a significant task in agriculture. The honeybee and its contributions to the world dates back thousands of years ago and continues to be by far one of the most extraordinary animals ever. Honeybees are being used in research to detect drugs, bombs and cancer. Also in developing treatments for an array of infirmities in humans, but this is just a few among many things that honeybees have contributed to the human world....   [tags: Oklahome, State Insect, Agriculture]
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Sustainability of Agriculture - What is a Sustainable Agriculture. To define the sustainability of agriculture, we must look into the several relationships agriculture has with the basic nature of making something sustainable. In this research literature, we will look at the factual information regarding agricultural practices as they relate to the long-term stability of biodiversity, ecosystems, and Natural resources. We will also compare historical and modern perspectives of economics as they relate to resources and sustainability....   [tags: Environmentalism / Economics / Agriculture]
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Indus Valley and the Beginnings of Agriculture - The Indus Valley is located in northern India and is an important site concerning the early beginnings of agriculture in the old world. The geography, environment, and timeframe of the Indus Valley are distinct to the area and different from other sites of agricultural origin. Many plants and animals were domesticated in the Indus Valley, and due to the areas susceptibility to flooding, technological innovations had to take place. The Indus Valley is important to understanding the beginnings of agriculture and early civilization....   [tags: Agriculture, World History] 969 words
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Soundness of Biotechnology Advancements in Agriculture - The use of genetically modified organisms in agriculture is on the rise. Many scientists debate that genetic engineering in the agriculture field is the best way to answer many issues pertaining to poverty, environmental harm, food security, and the necessity for increasing competition in sales. In the other hand, others raise ethical issues relating to the health of the people who consume these genetically modified food, the potential damage to the environment as well as the welfare of the farmers and their food security....   [tags: Genetically Modified Organisms, Agriculture]
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Terrestrial Systems and Precision Agriculture - Background Agricultural methodology and process has been improved and benefitted with new technologies. Precision Agriculture (PA) definition is evolving with technology development. Most precise definition may be “The application of technologies and agronomic principles to manage spatial and temporal variability associated with all aspects of agricultural production for the purpose of improving crop performance and environmental quality”[1]. PA is conceptualized by a system approach to re-organize the total system of agriculture towards a low-input, high-efficiency and sustainable agriculture[2]....   [tags: agriculture methodology, technology]
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Agriculture in Ancient Greece - Every idea has a start and a history that can be traced back in time. An incredible amount of these ideas and thoughts were started by great ancient civilizations. These ancient civilizations are the base of all modern knowledge. No ancient civilization has contributed more to this base than the civilization of Ancient Greece. The unique ways of ancient Greek agriculture have left a profound influence on the agriculture of today. Ancient Greek agriculture was the very necessity of the empire. People needed food to work and soldiers needed food to fight, defend, and conquer neighboring empires....   [tags: ancient civilization, agriculture]
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Impacts of Wyoming’s Agriculture on Economy - ... For instance, the following figures demonstrates the direct contribution of agriculture to economy in 2011 and 2012. “Farmers markets throughout Wyoming contributed over $1 million to the state’s economy in 2011, according to data recently compiled by the Wyoming Business Council Agribusiness Division.” (www.wyomingbusiness.org/news/article/farmers-markets-have-big-economic-impact-/6806) “Farmers markets throughout Wyoming contributed more than $2.2 million to the state’s economy in 2012, according to data recently compiled by the Wyoming Business Council Agribusiness Division.”(www.wyomingbusiness.org/news/article/wyo-farmers-markets-have-big-economic-/7480) There is another example to...   [tags: agriculture, product, service, growth] 1357 words
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Genetically Modified Organisms Affect on Agriculture - Genetic Engineering in agriculture has became a very controversial topic in the past years, although it is beneficial to both the consumer as well as the producer. The use of genetic engineering is seen as a very controversial topic because of the enviromnmental groups who speak out against the use of genetically engineered products in industry as well as the consumer market. Genetic engineering in agriculture has the potential to change the industry worldwide. The increased production of these genetically engineered varietes can be utilized in order to solve many of the issues that the world is beginning to face today....   [tags: Genetic Engineering, Agriculture Industry]
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The Honey Bee as a Significant task in Agriculture - Since 1992, the honey bee has been Oklahoma’s state insect, largely because honey bees convey such a significant task in agriculture. The honey bee and its contributions to our world dates back thousands of years and continues to be by far one of the most extraordinary creatures ever. Honey bees and the products they emit have many diverse uses in cultures around the world. Today honey bees are being used in research to detect drugs, bombs and cancer. Also, in developing treatments for an array of infirmities in humans, but this is just a few among many things that honey bees have contributed to the human world....   [tags: honey, bees, pollination, agriculture]
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Vertical Farming - Turning Agriculture Upside-Down - Vertical Farming - Turning Agriculture Upside-Down Food is one of the essentials of life, it is not something that we can choose to eat or not; but rather something we need in order to produce energy and survive. Not only is food essential but also sparse. Until the introduction of large scale agriculture food was something which people needed to forage and hunt. Lack of food has been a source for wars, famine, and starvation; all things we as human beings should strive to avoid. Here are some facts about what to expect by 2050....   [tags: Agriculture] 1040 words
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Water Conservation and Agriculture in the Colorado River Basin - According to Webster’s dictionary, agriculture is defined as the science, art, or practice of cultivating the soil, producing crops, and raising livestock and in varying degrees the preparation and marketing of the resulting products. Essentially, agriculture is a key element to a thriving and sustainable community for the seven billion habitants of our planet Earth. A key resource in providing life to necessary agriculture is the Colorado River. From its headwaters in the Rocky Mountains to the Gulf of California in Mexico, the Colorado River spans more than 1400 miles in its entirety....   [tags: Sustainable Community, Agriculture]
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Views on the Effects of the Advent of Agriculture - Views on the Effects of the Advent of Agriculture 4,000 BC: Today, I awoke when the sun was just over the treetops. It was wonderful to be able to sleep in again. Our last hunt was so successful, we've had enough meat to feed the entire tribe for three days, now, and we feel that it will suffice until tomorrow, when we'll go out again. The big game is everywhere, lately. Later on this afternoon, I plan on taking our tribe's oldest son out into the wilderness to help him with his spear-throwing technique....   [tags: Agriculture History Historical Essays]
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Agriculture In More and Less Developed Countries - Dark, thick smoke rises from the engine of a huge tractor that is plowing the plains of Dumas, Texas with enough power and technology to plow fifteen rows at one time. While just overseas in Pakistan a farmer works to plow one row in his field with the help of his oxen. Both farmers come home late at night, one just the same as the other, but the work they have accomplished for the day will be drastically different. The farmer in Pakistan farms 2.5 acres of land hoping to use what he harvests for feeding his family and his village....   [tags: Agriculture Agricultural Essays]
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Impact of the Agreemond on Agriculture on the Indian Economy - Impact of the Agreemond on Agriculture on the Indian Economy INDIAN AGRICULTURAL SCENARIO Indian agriculture is characterised by a preponderant majority of small and marginal farmers holding less than two hectares of land, less than 35.7% of the land, is under any assured irrigation system and for the large majority of farmers, the gains from the application of the science & technology in agriculture are yet to be realised. Farmers, therefore, require support in terms of development of infrastructure as well as extension of improved technologies and provisions of requisite inputs at reasonable cost....   [tags: Economics Agriculture India] 1073 words
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Saving American Agriculture - Saving American Agriculture American agriculture has changed dramatically since the first days of mechanized equipment and large-scale crop production. “Many conceived of farming as a rewarding life . . . and a source of moral virtue” (Mariola, 2005). While presently, many view farming as purely economic in purpose. It has been stated that farming in America is decreasing more quickly than any other occupation. Yet, population increases steadily, making agriculture all the more essential. Many current issues are affecting agricultural progress in America; basic concerns over water, land, and climate only begin to describe the complex predicament....   [tags: Agriculture Agricultural Economics Essays Papers]
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Agriculture in China - A. Plan of Investigation The investigation will attempt to answer the question, “To what extent did Chinese agricultural reforms between 1978 and 1982 enable the success of the four modernizations?” Research will primarily be gathered on the nature of these reforms, how they compared to the agriculture policy of Mao during the Great Leap Forward and how Deng’s reforms enabled the possibility of economic growth and reform in the private sectors of China. Primary source such as official statistics of agricultural production kept in villages will be analyzed to determine the impact of overall government policy in villages and other agricultural centers....   [tags: agricultural reform, China, investigation]
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The Effects of Technology, Government Policy, and Economic Conditions on American Agriculture During 1865-1900 - The Effects of Technology, Government Policy, and Economic Conditions on American Agriculture During 1865-1900 From the expanding of railroads country wide, to limiting laws on the goods farmers sold and transportation of the goods,to starvation of the economy, agriculture began to take its own shape from 1865 through to 1900 in the United States. Farmers began to cultivate vast areas of needed crops such as wheat, cotton, and even corn. Document D shows a picture of The Wheat Harvest in 1880, with men on earlier tractors and over 20-30 horses pulling the tractor along the long and wide fields of wheat....   [tags: History Agriculture] 1014 words
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The Misconceptions of the American Agriculture Industry - Have you ever thought about what the world would be without Agriculture. Have you thought about going to the meat department of your local grocery store and there is no meat, but vegetable substitutes. The same people that are telling you that soy is an appropriate alternative to meat, have never been on a farm, and wouldn’t know the first thing about it. There are many organizations that lie to the American public each day to fulfill their self centered agendas. The organic sub-culture is gaining more popularity than ever, with their lies and false propaganda on topics as, herbicides, pesticides, land erosion, hazardous waste, steroids and medicines....   [tags: Agricultural Research ]
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Agriculture and Food Production in the Old Kingdom Egypt - Agriculture and Food Production in the Old Kingdom Egypt Agriculture and food production are quite literally the skills that feed a civilization. Old Kingdom Egypt excelled in this area. Egypt’s high success in agriculture was due to many things, ranging from a near constant climate, to the Nile and its annual inundations causing the land to be inexhaustible, to Egypt’s vast amount of other natural resources. This paper will only give a general overview of the more popular resources yielded by agriculture and food production in Old Kingdom Egypt....   [tags: Egypt Agriculture Crops Farming Essays]
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Agriculture and Animal Husbandry in Ecuador - Ecuador is one of the smaller Andean countries in South America. It is located on the west coast on the equator, Hence the name “Ecuador”. Even though Ecuador is small it has four distinct and contrasting regions. The Costa, or coastal plain, grows so many bananas so it’s the world’s most exported fruit. The Sierra, or Andean highlands, offers productive farmland. Oil from the Oriente and the jungles east of the Andes, improves the economy. (1) For a small country Ecuador has a lot of continental variety....   [tags: agricultural contaminants, water pollution]
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Agriculture in the Nepalese Economy - ... For instance, two political leaders, Dahal and Khanal, reported that public expenditure on research has been gradually decreasing since 1990 to levels as low as 2.45 percent in 2006/07 and 2.47 percent in 2007/08 (Paudel 4). Consequently, there are fewer research projects that are dedicated towards modern farming and even fewer extension programs that educate farmers about methods that could increase productivity. For instance, in Africa, the success of research and extension led to a new rice variety that survived the harsh environment conditions of the continent (NAM 228)....   [tags: source of income, agricultural] 1577 words
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Agriculture Through the Years - Imagine a warm summer day, the wind lightly blowing across bare skin with the warmth of the brilliant sun causing you to get minor goose bumps. In the background you smell of manure and dirt. You go inside and grab a cool and refreshing glass of homemade lemonade and go back outside and sip on it; savoring the sour taste of fresh lemon but at the same time the sweet relief of the sugar. As you stand outside you can’t help but notice all the agriculture that is going on around you from the diesel powered CASE IH 2500 Combine to the dairy farm just down the corner....   [tags: Agricultural Law;, Agricultural Economics]
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Possible Solutions to Remedy the Detrimental Effects of Soil Acidity on Tropical Agriculture - Possible Solutions to Remedy the Detrimental Effects of Soil Acidity on Tropical Agriculture Arable tropical soils, which mainly consist of Oxisols and Ultisols but also include regions of Inceptisols and Alfisols, cover approximately one billion hectares; this area represents 33 percent of the total potentially arable land of this world which does not require irrigation. Most of these soils have optimum conditions for crop production, including low population density, excellent physical conditions, and a favorable climate (Van Wambeke, 1976)....   [tags: Agriculture Agricultural Papers]
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Effects of Corn Monoculture on Soils: Models for Change in American Agriculture - Effects of Corn Monoculture on Soils: Models for Change in American Agriculture According to writer and environmentalist Vandana Shiva, "the crucial characteristic of monocultures is that they do not merely displace alternatives, they destroy their own basis"(1993, p.50). If the self-destruction of a monoculture is really so simple, it seems that continuous cropping agriculture should long have been abandoned for a more suitable method. Unfortunately, the problem is far more complex. This paper will focus on the effects of corn monoculture on soils in general, the development of the monoculture in the United States and the effects this had on soil in this country....   [tags: Agriculture Agricultural Essays]
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The Rise of Agriculture - In this unit’s text, we learned about modernization of society and how agriculture permitted nomadic hunt-and-gather groups to become stabilized and centralized in one location. The text and supporting video clips introduced both positive and negative anthropological effects of the rise of agriculture. Three positive outcomes include stabilization, improved nutrition, and food surplus. For each of these positive instances, there is an alternate and negative impact as well: habitat destruction, feast and famine cycles, and health concerns....   [tags: History] 1123 words
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The History of Agriculture - Agriculture is quite possibly the most important advancement and discovery that humanity has made. It produces the one thing that we need the most: food. It has been around since 9500 BC, and can be the oldest sign of mankind’s acumen and the development and evolving of our minds and creations. Agriculture has been mastered throughout hundreds of years and is one of our most important resources on Earth, along with water and fossil fuels. Although the older farming methods from ancient times seem somewhat mediocre and barbaric, they were very ingenious and advanced for that time period....   [tags: land, farming, evolution, crops, United States]
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The Mark of Agriculture - There have been several major revolutions throughout human history. V. Gordon Childe explains them as; The Neolithic Revolution, The Urban Revolution and The Industrial Revolution. (Harris 1994) These revolutions mark monumental periods in human history. The Neolithic revolution took place approximately ten to twelve thousand years ago in an area of the Middle East we call the Fertile Crescent. When agriculture first took hold there they began by cultivating wheat. From there agriculture spread to the surrounding areas and into Asia Minor....   [tags: nutrition, malnutrition, diet, food]
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The Development of Agriculture - In order to come to a conclusion as to which processes were the most important in leading to the development of agriculture it is necessary to compare and contrast examples from various regions of the world. I have chosen to concentrate on Southwest Asia (particularly the Levant area), North America and East Asia. The processes discussed include the influence of climate change and the tendency towards a sedentary lifestyle amongst hunter-gatherer groups. Also the settling in small communities for longer periods in areas conducive to farming, the development of year round settlements into villages and the construction of ritual or communal sites which indicate advanced organisation of people...   [tags: Climate Change, Sedentary Lifestyle]
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The Importance of Agriculture - The global population in the year 2050 is expected to be nine billion and the agricultural demand is expected to double. With the current population already over seven billion people, there are hunger issues all around the world (“New” par. 1). How are we going to deal with food shortages in the future. With less land to work with, strains on the soils, and the lack of water, it is getting harder for the farmers of the world to support our growing population. These complications are making it harder for farmers to produce quality, affordable food....   [tags: hunger, farming, crop rotation, food shortage]
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Agriculture in the U.S. - In the past several years, there has been much public interest regarding agricultural practices and irrigation in the western United States. With pressures of climate change mounting in the mind of Americans, the allocation of scarce water resources has become an important political issue. When at first, farmlands in the western U.S. were ideally located to depend heavily on natural water resources or cheap irrigation methods, today these costs are greatly elevated. The marginal cost of irrigation in the West has changed greatly, as have other viable uses for this water....   [tags: Irrigation, Farming]
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Urban Agriculture - In today’s 21st century of technological achievements, society is more in tune with which new cellular devices are able to open the front door of your house with “just the touch of one key”. It is this very co-dependence on technology that has lead to the lost of our connection with the foundation of life: earth and what it produces. With the world’s population at a staggering 6,881,821,283 count and growing reports the 2010 U.S Census Bureau, we as a society today face issues like world starvation, widespread disease and an increase of global warming due to human production....   [tags: Agricultural Research ]
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Soaring Over Agriculture - All the way back to Leonardo da Vinci the human race has been fascinated with the concept of flight. Though many different people have made discoveries and sketched many different versions of the airplane, probably the most famous people were Wilbur and Orville Wright. They began their work on the problem of powered flight in 1896. They read many books and journals to gain as much knowledge on the concept of flight as possible. They built many different models, which they began testing in 1900, in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina....   [tags: Agricultural Research ]
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The Agricultural Revolution: Augmentation and Dissemination - The blessing and curse of the Agricultural Revolution is advocated with its augmentation and dissemination. Taking the stipulative definition of “blessing” and “curse” from the original premise, one can only superimpose the layman’s terms of “negative” and “positive”. Upon examination of the two classifications within the Neolithic Period and ancient Mesopotamian civilization one can confirm the premise. Therefore, the agriculture revolution was a blessing and a curse for humanity. Human society began to emerge in the Neolithic Period or the New Stone Age....   [tags: Agriculture]
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Agriculture in Malaysia - ... A number of crops are grown for domestic purpose such as cane, bananas, coconuts, durian, pineapples, rice, rambutan. Agriculture occupies a dominant position in the Malaysian economy. Since the era of British colonial government, agriculture has assumed the important role of being the backbone and driving force behind the strength and success of the Malaysian economy. Agricultural exports such as rubber, oil palm and cocoa are a major source of export earnings and have significantly contributed to the development of the agricultural sector and the economy as a whole....   [tags: milled rice, economic development] 2694 words
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Agriculture in Mesoamerica - Agriculture was fundamental to prehistoric societies and an addictively trend that eventually replaced hunter-gathers societies. It has become debatable if agriculture produced Jordon Childe’s ‘Neolithic Revolution’ or that it served ulterior purposes in religious and social agendas but it is certain that it spread across the world possibly through natural cause or the direct influence of human activity. In the case of Mesoamerica these debates tend to favour agriculture as a revolution to improve sustenance and result from both the intentional actions of humans and the natural environment that endorsed productivity....   [tags: Causes, Expansion, Advantages]
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Agriculture in Schools - ... And at the very least a student can leave ag. Knowing the people pay for these classes in college and students very own high school will hand in to students for free. Cowboy and cowgirl alike, anyone can be part of this great thing we call Agriculture. Works Cited "Animal Cruelty." Gale Student Resources in Context. Detroit: Gale, 2010. Student Resources in Context. Web. 3 Mar. 2014 "Biologist." Career Information Center. Ed. Mary Bonk. 9th ed. Vol. 6. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2005....   [tags: future farmers of America]
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Agriculture in Afghanistan - “Much Afghan produce has unlimited demand in regional markets and in terms of soil and sun, water and weather, Afghanistan has the ideal growing conditions of California and Chile.” (Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation & Livestock). “Garden City”. When you hear this phrase you don't instantly think about Afghanistan. Kabul, Afghanistan however was know as the Garden City for a long time. This however does not ring true today. After decades of war Afghanistan's agricultural prowess is not what it once was....   [tags: Afghanistan Produce]
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Agriculture and Urbanization - Mark Luccarilli gives a concise review of Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods that is published in Terrain.org Issue No. 5 in autumn of 1999. Throughout his review he mentions many times that Benton MacKaye’s original ideas for the Appalachian Trail have not been implemented and that the trail itself could be considered a failure by MacKaye’s terms. Luccarilli acknowledges the fact that the United States, as a whole has failed to create a middle ground incorporating agriculture and nature, and he also explicitly states that, “The notion of a pastoral city may strike us as utopian folly at its height” (Luccarilli 2)....   [tags: garden cities]
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Techniques of Agriculture - No one knows the origins of agriculture. Since the beginning of recorded history, agriculture has existed. Yet not all vegetation is native to its location today. They have been diffused through many different cultures over time and had expanded greatly due to the industrial revolution. In chapter 10 titled, “Agriculture” of the book Contemporary Human Geography, written by J. Rubenstein. Rubenstein describes the expansion of the production of food from just family consumption to mass production in four steps; expand agriculture, increase agricultural activity, identify new food sources, and expand exports....   [tags: Nutrition, Soil, Growth]
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Is American Beef Safe to Eat?- Exploring the Quality of Agricultural Standards in America - as Americans we have to be conscious of the foods that we eat that come from the different livestock. Everything that is not a vegetable comes from some form or another of livestock and sometimes we have to wonder; where is the food coming from. If you asked any five year old he would say “the grocery store”, however as consumers we have to be knowledgeable of the foods we put into our bodies and have good faith that they are coming from quality sources. the cattle industry and government to safeguard the food that we eat....   [tags: Agriculture] 923 words
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IFPRI - ICAAP Project to Provide Global Agricultural Advisory Services to Small and Marginal Farmers - IFPRI - ICAAP project to provide global agricultural advisory services to small and marginal farmers International Food Policy Research institute, Washington DC and ICAAP (IKP Centre for Advancement in Agricultural practice) joined together to establish global agricultural knowledge facility through information and communication technology (ICT) in India. The project aims to establish an interactive internet-based platform for facilitating knowledge and experience sharing between the various agri-stakeholders (including men and women farmers, extension agents, agricultural scientists, agro-industries, agri-financing institutions, policymakers and planners)....   [tags: Agriculture] 896 words
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Americans and Agriculture - Americans and Agriculture Works Cited Missing Agriculture is not all work and no play. Many advances can be made in the understanding of agriculture by making available a variety of methods to provide children with a hands-on experience and also educating all individuals about the importance of the practice. The ignorance of urban communities can be overcome with the help of organizations and people within the community. School visits, hands-on experiences, volunteers and organizations are just a few examples of the steps that can be taken to educate Americans about agriculture and close the gap between rural and urban populations....   [tags: Agricultural Education Farming Essays Papers] 1141 words
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The Agricultural Transformation - The agricultural transformation was the beginning of new way of life; it modified the way we lived and continues to affect us even in today’s society. It began when hunter-gatherer groups in Mesopotamia and in the New World started to settle in single places instead of continuously roaming in search of food. The ability to store food brought on Settling and some other new customs such as using more advance stages of preparing food (grinding grains), and eventually the early stages of agriculture....   [tags: Agriculture]
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A Brief Look at Agriculture Education - ... Coffeyville’s program recommends classes like Agriculture in Our Society, Principles of Agriculture, Economics, Principles of Animal Science, Animal Science and Industry, Livestock Selection I, Horticultural Science, Soils, Animal Nutrition and Feeding, Principles of Meat Evaluation, Entomology, Agricultural Construction, Agricultural Structures, and Agricultural Power just to name a few. After earning 64 credit hours I would then have my associates degree and be able to transfer to Kansas State to earn my bachelor’s degree....   [tags: career choices] 1018 words
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The Importance of Agriculture in History and the World - 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: fruits of production] 649 words
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Monsanto: A Sustainable Agriculture Company - Farmers, especially soybean and cotton farmers are Monsanto’s largest customer base. Round Up, the glyphosate-based herbicide developed in the 1970s by Monsanto is used by approximately eighty eight percent of all US farmers (Gregory, 2013). To make this even more attractive, the development of Round Up resistant seeds, basically genetically altered seeds, which Monsanto developed and holds rights to has enabled farmers to spray crops at will, knowing that weeds will be killed and the Round Up resistant crops will live....   [tags: dominant force in agricultural feed & seed] 593 words
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The Mark of Agriculture in Neolithic Revolution - ... The typical diet of a hunter—gatherer varied depending on their global location. Most commonly their diets consisted of tubers and other root vegetables, nuts, fruits, vegetables, berries, insects and a small amount of meat. Because the hunter-gatherer diet was so varied it was also dense in vitamins and minerals, therefore, making it less likely for them to have the nutritional deficiencies and other diseases, related to food consumption or the lack thereof. Hunter—gatherers also did not have to work as hard for their food....   [tags: history, human, survival, decline] 1060 words
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Animal Agriculture and the Environment - Humans have a major impact on the environment. The choice between vegetarianism and a meat-inclusive diet also makes a difference on the environment. Vegetarianism is the practice of excluding meat from your diet. There are six main types of vegetarianism: lacto-ovo, vegan, macrobiotic, fruitarian, raw-foods diet, and natural-hygiene diet. The two most common types of vegetarianism are lacto-ovo (consuming animal products like dairy but no meat), and vegan (consuming no animal products at all). Meat-inclusive diets are made possible with animal agriculture, the farming system of raising animals for slaughter....   [tags: ecological footprint]
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Aquaponics as an Alternative to Conventional Agriculture - ... The plant roots filter the effluent, absorb the nitrate and use it as a source of nutrients. The substrate in the grow bed aerates the water, increasing the oxygen in it (Ako and Baker 2009). Once the water in the grow bed reaches a certain level, the bell siphon releases the now filtered water back into the fish tank and the loop begins anew. This entire process is well-illustrated in Figure 1. While aquaponics is probably not the central element in our much needed agricultural revolution, it is an integral piece to a more complex set of improvements we can make....   [tags: alternative methods for plant growing]
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The Effects of Genetic Engineering on Agriculture - Genetic engineering is a way in which specific genes for an animal or plant can be extracted, and reproduced to form a new animal or plant. These new organisms will express the required trait for that gene. This practice is a very controversial topic within the scientific world. It is being implemented in various areas such as agriculture even though there are many alternatives that can be found for genetic engineered crops, such as organic materials and reducing leeching of the soil. The controversy regarding this practice occurs as it is believed to contribute both negative and positive implications and dangers, not only to oneself but the environment as a whole....   [tags: Genetic Engineering ]
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Agriculture: For Fun, or Fear of Famine? - ... The first signs of agriculture in the historical record point back to Mesopotamia. This region was named this because it was found between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. The words for “between the rivers” in Greek are “meso-”, which means between, and “-potomoi”, which means rivers. This was a land which, despite it being the first society to develop agriculture and subsequently civilization, was not really well suited for perfect crops every season. The Tigris and Euphrates were both very prone to unexpected and unpredictable flooding, leading to a very dangerous existence between them, but very good conditions for growing crops when the rivers didn’t flood....   [tags: human history, farming]
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The Influence of Agriculture Educator - ... This is very unique insight into teaching today, and can prove effective for anyone looking to be an agriculture educator. Because education is an important process, all states require a four-year Bachelor’s degree in order to teach (Payne 2). After all the requirements have been met, one needs to look at the good and the bad of teaching. To start teaching is always going to have a different approach depending on who one may ask. In an interview with Mrs. Sara Hughes, she states, “The disadvantages of being an Ag teacher would be time management....   [tags: teacher, standards, benefits, education] 1427 words
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Are Greenpeace's Positions on Agriculture Responsible? - ... In this case, lacking of evidence does not mean that genetic enhancement and enhanced food are totally beneficial for environment. On the other hand, (Watson, 2005) mentioned more about it. It said that environmentalists were really worried about complex and dangerous bacteria due to irresponsible gene combining. Compared with Moore, Watson provided specific details about the danger of genetic enhancement instead of showing no evidence. To sum up, it is responsible and safe for Greenpeace to oppose the genetic enhancement because it can be dangerous....   [tags: genetic enhancement, nuclear, energy] 567 words
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Experience as Ministry of Agriculture in Ecuador - When I returned to Ecuador upon completion of my master’s degree at Purdue I had a clear vision of what I wanted to accomplish with my degree. I wanted to work influencing the choices made by my country in the agricultural sector. Having worked in the government, previous to leaving the country, I thought I had an idea of what I was to expect of my roles and responsibilities. It did not take me long, as I settled in the Ministry of Agriculture, to realize that my role and the work dynamics in the National Bank of Development would be very different from my new assignment as the National Director of Agricultural Policies and Strategies....   [tags: policies, strategies, bills, regulations] 852 words
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Agriculture and the Civil War - ... A topic highly debated before the Civil War was slavery. A white man could not operate the large plantations by himself, so he would buy slaves that would work for him for no pay. A black slave had to do everything his “owner” or “master” would tell him to, because slaves were considered property. The North was determined that the lifestyle of a white plantation owner and his slaves was going to end no matter what steps had to be taken to ensure that. In short, the South and the North had their disagreements on slavery and state’s rights which caused the South to secede from the Union and create their own region and government....   [tags: history, biblical times, slavery]
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Modern History of Agriculture in India - ... Hence the need for a concrete system of land and agricultural business and freedom from the British was necessary for the country to develop and move forward together. From 1920, the freedom movement leaders, such as Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Shubash Chandra Bose and many others began a mass campaign against the British Raj using peaceful methods, also known as Satyagraha (Jansatyagraha). As a result, British attitude towards India began to shift because of Gandhi’s protests and the work of other nationalist leaders like Jawaharlal Nehru (Read 34)....   [tags: comprehensive land reforms, Gandhi] 837 words
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A Brief History of Agriculture - Agriculture is quite possibly the most important advancement and discovery that humanity has made. It produces the one thing that we need the most: food. It has been around since 9500 BC, and can be the oldest sign of mankind’s acumen and the development and evolving of our minds and creations. Agriculture has been mastered throughout hundreds of years and is one of our most important resources on Earth, along with water and fossil fuels. Although the older farming methods from ancient times seem somewhat mediocre and barbaric, they were very ingenious and advanced for that time period....   [tags: important advancement-discovery for humanity] 1356 words
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The Technique of Grafting in Agriculture - ... The stem or branches of the newly grafted plant will eventually grow from the scion. Stock—The stock, rootstock, or understock refers to the plant part that the scion in inserted into, and it is below the graft. In the newly formed plant, the stock will become the root system. It might consist of the roots, trunk, and scaffold branches (Hartmann et al., 2011). However, the three terms to have slight differences. The term rootstock means that the system of the new plant is derived from the original stock, and understock refers to when the lower portion of the grafted plant also includes a portion of the shoot system that the scion is grafted on (Mudge et al., 2009)....   [tags: methods for fruit tree production] 1299 words
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Closing the Gender Gap in Agriculture - ... Women, particularly in developing countries, are at a distinct disadvantage in the material, socio-cultural and corporeal food domains. (Allen & Sachs, 2011) The disparity in access to resources and lack of decision-making power directly contributes to food and nutrition insecurity, particularly among women and children. Poor nutrition causes nearly half of deaths in children under five and anemia in pregnant women contributes to twenty percent of maternal deaths. Undernutrition also increases the risk of delivering an underweight baby, which increases the child’s risk of suffering from acute infectious diseases as well as chronic diseases and physical and cognitive impairments....   [tags: developing programs, learning from female farmers] 1407 words
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The Imbalances Agriculture in China - ... In some areas, people are finding their yield absolutely depends on chemicals. Something must be done to save the COUNTRY. As a result of tech-development, students are liberated to go to cities for further education, which is commonly believed to be an access to white-collar. Bad news is, however, no job is available when they graduate. Obviously, that is a joke to them. Worse still, cities are expanding and farmland is decreasing as fast as it can. And the result of arable land loss is that more people are pushed into urban slums....   [tags: soil, farmer, chemicals, education, school] 558 words
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Applications of G.I.S. in Agriculture and Ecology - Applications of G.I.S. in Agriculture and Ecology Geographic Information Systems (G.I.S.) is one of the fastest growing technologies today. This field covers anything and everything that can be mapped, anything from weeds to urban sprawl, if it can be mapped, G.I.S. can be used. G.I.S. uses computers to store, analyze, and show data collected about a given topic(Kennedy 1), (Zimmerman 5-9, 73-91). G.I.S. basically turns a computer into an atlas(Kennedy 1). With all this information available, how can it help the field of agriculture....   [tags: Agricultural Environment Farm Essays Papers]
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An Argument For Sustainable Agriculture - An Argument For Sustainable Agriculture Introduction Merriam-Webster's online dictionary defines stewardship as "the careful and responsible management of something entrusted in one's care" (Merriam-Webster, 2015). Sustainable agriculture is a method that does not deplete soil, water, air, wildlife or human community resources ("Community Alliance with," 1997). These two principles describe a type of farming that practices responsible management of the land in a way that does not deplete natural resources or the human community....   [tags: Farming Agricultural Argumentative Essays]
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