Sites in this section present discussion and-or information on agriculture issues. Agriculture Business Issues Society.
Agriculture is the cultivation of animals, plants and fungi for food, fiber, biofuel, medicinal plants and other products used to sustain and enhance human life. (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: Agriculture is the cultivation and breeding of animals, plants and fungi for food, fiber, biofuel, medicinal plants and other products used to sustain and enhance life. Agriculture was the key development in the rise of sedentary human civilization, whereby farming of domesticated species created food surpluses that nurtured the development of civilization. The study of agriculture is known as agricultural science. The history of agriculture by humans dates back thousands of years, and its development has been driven and defined by greatly different climates, cultures, and technologies; industrial agriculture based on large-scale monoculture farming has become the dominant agricultural method. Although generally understood to denote the practices of humans, other animals?for example, fungus-growing ants?have also been found to engage in agriculture.
- Agriculture Category
- Aeroponics - Aeroponics is the process of growing plants in an air or mist environment without the use of soil or an aggregate medium. The word "aeroponic" is derived from the Greek meanings of aer and ponos. Aeroponic culture differs from both conventional hydroponics, aquaponics, and in-vitro growing.
- Agricultural engineering - Agricultural engineering is the engineering discipline that studies agricultural production and processing.
- Agricultural robot - An agricultural robot is a robot deployed for agricultural purposes. The main area of application of robots in agriculture today is at the harvesting stage.
- Agroecology - Agroecology is the study of ecological processes applied to agricultural production systems. The prefix ' refers to agriculture. Bringing ecological principles to bear in agroecosystems can suggest novel management approaches that would not otherwise be considered.
- Building-integrated agriculture - Building-integrated agriculture is the practice of locating high performance hydroponic greenhouse farming systems on and in mixed-use buildings to exploit synergies between the built environment and agriculture.
- Contract farming - Contract farming involves agricultural production being carried out on the basis of an agreement between the buyer and farm producers. Sometimes it involves the buyer specifying the quality required and the price, with the farmer agreeing to deliver at a future date.
- Food industry
- Criticism Don't Buy SFI www
Criticism of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative as a tool and a distraction developed by the larger players in the US forestry industry. Don't Buy SFI.
- Find farmsubsidy.org www
Find out who gets what from the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy. farmsubsidy.org. This is a collaborative project bringing together journalists and activists from more than ten European countries. farmsubsidy.org.
- Background Foot and Mouth Disease Petition www
Background information and petition for a US policy for vaccination for foot and mouth disease. Foot and Mouth Disease Petition.
- The Farm Animal Welfare: the Power Struggle www
The struggle between the differing interests of consumers, Animal Welfare: the Power Struggle, farm animals, farmers, retailers, media, politicians, scientists, vegetarians and welfare campaigners. Farm Animal Welfare: the Power Struggle.
- Publication Food Outlook www
Publication offers a global perspective on the production, Outlook, stocks and trade of basic food commodities. Articles available in PDF format. Food Outlook.
- Essay Comida: An Experience in Famine www
Essay by Frank Norris, Experience in Famine, published 1899 about famine in Cuba. Comida: An Experience in Famine.
- Some Ecological Farming May Cause More Heavy Metals In The Soil www
Some systems of ecological arable farming which use only organic fertilisers contaminate the soil with levels of cadmium, Farming May Cause More Heavy Metals In The Soil, copper and lead which are twice as high as when a combination of both animal manure and artificial fertiliser is used. Ecological Farming May Cause More Heavy Metals In The Soil.
- Working American Farmland Trust www
Working to stop the loss of productive farmland and promote healthier farming practices in the U. Farmland Trust.S. American Farmland Trust.
- The Co-Extra Project www
The project deals with the co-existence and traceability in the GM and non-GM supply chains. Project. Co-Extra is a 4-years Integrated Project funded by the European Commission. News, events and information about the project. Co-Extra Project.
- Information Genetically Manipulated Food News www
Information on the spread of genetic modification in the food supply as well as the politics and legal issues. Manipulated Food News. Searchable index by subject and date. Genetically Manipulated Food News.
- By Industrial hemp not really a demon weed www
By Becky Somerville, hemp not really a demon weed, Gazette Staff. University of Western Ontario, Canada. Industrial hemp not really a demon weed.
- Alternative Funded Research - USDA Record www
Alternative crops in North Dakota. Research - USDA Record. Among the study topics is : Assess the market potential for hemp production. Funded Research - USDA Record.
- Article iMedia Connection: How's Your Reputation? www
Article suggests that actively managing what search engines say about your business can head off costly attacks. Connection: How's Your Reputation?. iMedia Connection: How's Your Reputation?.
- David Joho the Blog www
David Weinberger weblog talks about the Internet, the Blog, online communities, his book "Everything Is Miscellaneous," and occasionally politics. Joho the Blog.
- Alexa: Agriculture Business
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Agriculture Business
- DMOZ: Agriculture Business
dmoz.org Directory: Agriculture Business