Agriculture Power Articles

  • To Meet Agtech’s New Movers and Shakers, Look Beyond Buenos Aires

    Last November, Arable participated in Silicon Valley Argentina in Rosario, a forum co-organized with Fundación CEDEF, Chacra Media Group, and Silicon Valley Forum. We’ve been to a number of ag shows in the US, and have never seen anything that compares to the caliber of this event. The best part was its forward-thinking focus on ‘the next generation of ...


    By Arable

  • Application of Pile Hammer in "PV + Agriculture"

    "PV + agriculture" is a new project developed with the PV poverty alleviation project, referring to the organic combination of PV industry and agriculture. This is a very effective combination, the ideal scenario is ideal, PV agricultural facilities above the use of photovoltaic power generation can generate revenue, the ...


    By lydite trading company

  • Application of Pile Hammer in "PV + Agriculture"

    PV + agriculture" is a new project developed with the PV poverty alleviation project, referring to the organic combination of PV industry and agriculture. This is a very effective combination, the ideal scenario is ideal, PV agricultural facilities above the use of photovoltaic power generation can generate revenue, the ...

  • Factors affecting adoption of agricultural water-saving technologies in Heilongjiang Province, China

    This study aimed to find key factors influencing the decisions of farmers regarding the adoption of water-saving practices including the rice-controlling irrigation technique, drip irrigation under plastic film, and sprinkling irrigation in Heilongjiang Province, China. It was found that reliability of the water source and government promotion had very significant and positive associations with ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Global food security is a moral imperative

    We must work to overcome hunger not only for economic and political reasons, but also because it is the right thing to do. It is peculiar to live in a world where hunger is an endemic problem for half the planet while diet books are best sellers in the other half. This point is often lost in the broader bundle of jargon that now defines the conversation on food security in the ...


    By Ensia

  • Songhai Centre, Benin, West Africa - Case Study

    Our first Power Pallet was installed at the Centre Songhai, which will eventually be operating four PP20 Power Pallets at their headquarters at Porto-Novo in the Republic of Benin. In addition to their work with biomass gasification, Songhai is focused on sustainable agriculture as well as ...


    By All Power Labs

  • How farm policy used to work

    In the period between the 1930s and 1992, farm bills generally instituted compensation policies that took the form of price supports. These policies were designed to manage the surplus production that resulted from centuries of developmental policies while allowing U.S. farmers the chance, with hard work and good management skills, to provide their family with a livelihood. Compensation policies ...

  • Farmers banded together to tackle early price and income problems

    Few weeks ago in this column we looked at the earliest agricultural policies that were put in place by the European settlers and their descendants in what is now the United States. For the most part, though not exclusively, the policies can best be described as developmental policies because they 1) increase the supply of inputs, 2) decrease the cost of inputs, or 3) improve the quality of ...


    By National Farmers Union (NFU)

  • New Optimism for a Cleantech Future

    If you’ve not been paying much attention to cleantech in the last little while, it’s time to sit up and take notice — because post-Solyndra, cleantech has been quietly gaining momentum. We had the chance to take a close look at the fundamentals of cleantech over the last two months in co-authoring a new (and free!) 38-page research report in conjunction with Oakland, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • The agricultural sector as the main power of the green economy in Indonesia

    One of the main powerhouses of the Indonesian economy is the development of its agriculture. Indonesia has two major possibilities for the development of its economy. These include both human and natural resources. In this paper we explore the role of the Indonesian Agricultural Sector and its possible role as the powerhouse of the Green Economy. A survey methodology was used to obtain the data ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Macro–engineering Australia's Lake Eyre with imported seawater

    The macro–engineering project proposal exploits technologies that have the potential to quickly enliven the arid region surrounding Lake Eyre. The plan is focused on biosaline agriculture. The distinctive macro–project components are: Lake Eyre is gradually filled to a higher level by controlling evaporation and by pumping seawater from the nearby ocean using cheap tensioned textile tubes. Most ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Impact of fly–ash–amended soil on growth and yield of crop plants

    Fly Ash (FA), a waste product of thermal power stations, has great potential for use in agriculture, because it contains almost all macro as well as micronutrients. In view of the potential disposal problem of FA, this investigation was carried out to search an economical and eco–friendly solution of its disposal by using it as nutrient source in agriculture for growth of crop plants. FA ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The politics of transition governance in Dutch agriculture. Conceptual understanding and implications for transition management

    There has been scholarly criticism that transition theory has hitherto largely neglected the politics involved in transition governance. This article offers an analytical framework for understanding powering and legitimisation in a way that does not a priori assume that such politics is bound to inhibit transition processes: it seeks to outline how, and under what conditions, strategies to deal ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Utilisation of sugarcane agricultural residues: electricity production and climate mitigation

    This paper deals with the potentials and opportunities of Sugarcane Agricultural Residues (SARs) for green power production in sugarcane-growing countries. It focuses on the possibilities of cofiring SARs with sugarcane bagasse, a similar physicochemical resource which is currently being commercially converted into electricity in state-of-the-art cogeneration plants. It also assesses the climate ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • European retailers as agents of change towards sustainability: The case of fruit production in Brazil

    As multinational food producers and large retailers are increasingly adopting programmes for safe and sustainable agriculture, they could play a role as 'agents of change' in the transition process towards socially and environmentally responsible production methods. This article argues that the present private-sector programmes indeed provide an impetus for farmers to change their production ...


    By Taylor & Francis Group

  • The 21st century nuclear park: a source of energy, water, food, and jobs

    The concept of a nuclear-powered agro-industrial complex, or "nuplex", first advanced 40 years ago, provides an increasingly attractive means of addressing critical challenges in developing nations. The nuplex concept, updated for the 21st century, can serve as the basis for a nuclear park that provides a safe, environmentally friendly, and reliable source of energy at a cost comparable to other ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Agrobiotechnology choices in developing countries

    Today's agrobiotechnology revolution - especially the move toward transgenic or genetically modified (GM) crops - is being researched, commercialised, and (hotly) debated mostly in Europe, the USA, and elsewhere within the rich industrial world. Yet it is in the developing countries where the greatest human and environmental promise - or peril - of this new technology may lie. This paper argues ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Agricultural biotechnology: risks and opportunities for developing country food security

    Agricultural biotechnology presents opportunities for reducing poverty, food insecurity, child malnutrition, and natural resource degradation. Small farmers in developing countries are faced with many problems and constraints which biotechnology may assist. About 1.2 billion people, or one of every five humans, live in a state of absolute poverty, on the equivalent of US$1 a day or less. Modern ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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