Domestic Agriculture Articles

  • Climate Smart Agriculture: Zambia’s Strategy to Reduce Emissions

    The agricultural sector is believed to be the backbone of the Zambian economy thereby alleviating problems associated with poverty and food security. The development of the sector is viewed as one sustainable way of economic growth and ‘Eradicating Extreme Poverty and Hunger’ which is goal number one of the Millennium Development Goals (UN, 2000). The sector contributes to the growth ...


    By TractorExport

  • USDA issues final rule amending voluntary labeling program for biobased products

    On June 15, 2015, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued final amendments to the regulations concerning the Voluntary Labeling Program for Biobased Products. The rule is intended to incorporate statutory amendments to Section 9002 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act signed into law on February 2, 2014. Among other ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Virtual water and phosphorus gains through rice imports to Ghana: implications for food security policy

    This study estimated the gains of virtual water, Phosphorus (P) and Phytic Acid (PA) through rice and wheat import to Ghana for the period 1998–2005, and assessed the implications of increasing rice import coupled with declining domestic production for food security. The total virtual water of Ghana associated with rice and wheat import for the study period was 5574 Mm³, while the total P and PA ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Climate change and water resources in Turkey: a review

    There is a close link between climate change and water resources owing to the strong relationship between climate and hydrology. Effects of climate change on water availability have potential to impact water supply for domestic, agricultural, industrial, environmental, and hydro-electricity generation purposes in Turkey. Thereby, it is necessary to develop hydro-meteorological impact studies in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Integrated modelling of a coupled water-agricultural system using system dynamics

    An integrated System Dynamics Model for the water-stressed Rosetta region, Egypt, assessing water balance, and agricultural yield and revenue to 2050, is presented. The study uses 57 simulations to better understand impacts on water, food and economic security and their interactions, in order to highlight potential pathways towards a more sustainable future for the Rosetta region. Current water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Changing World Technologies

    Location: Carthage, MO Project Start Date: 2011 Element Markets recently forged a relationship with Changing World Technologies (CWT) to market the company’s Renewable Fuel Credits. CWT uses a patented process in its Missouri facility to transform organic and agricultural wastes into renewable diesel fuel oil (RDO). The EPA designated this RDO as a biomass ...


    By Element Markets LLC

  • How to create resilient agriculture

    Durable food security and agricultural growth depend on development strategies with resilience built in from the start, says Gordon Conway. Economic growth with resilience to environmental threats will be central to the agenda of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in June this year, which aims to map out a pathway of sustainable development for the planet. ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Economic partnership agreements, common external tariff and prospects for staple food items in Nigeria

    This paper looks into the potential impacts of the proposed Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between African, Caribbean and Pacific countries and the European Union (EU) on agriculture and food production in Nigeria. Using a partial equilibrium analysis, it assesses possible changes in production arising from the implementation of a Common External Tariff (CET) and/or EPA on three crops ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Watering Scarcity: Private investment opportunities in agricultural water use efficiency

    This report was prepared by Rabobank in collaboration with the World Resources Institute. In many regions around the world, demand for fresh water now outstrips renewable supplies. Water scarcity is projected to worsen considerably due to a combination of factors such as population increase, higher incomes and changing lifestyles, pollution, and climate change. Agriculture is by far the biggest ...

  • Mexican agricultural exports: effect on trade flows and prices in the USA under NAFTA

    The objectives of this study are to determine the factors that affect trade flows of selected vegetables from Mexico to the USA and to evaluate the impacts of Mexican agricultural exports on the US domestic price of these commodities. Major factors affecting trade flows of these commodities from Mexico to the USA include the exchange rate, differences in market size, domestic supply and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Pecan Grove MUD: Stabilizing Groundwater Withdrawals and Water Rates with Reclaimed Water

    Ft. Bend County, Texas, south of Houston, Texas, is experiencing ground subsidence due to over pumping of the groundwater aquifer for domestic and agricultural use. Ft. Bend Subsidence District was created by the State and Regulations have been issued requiring all Public Water suppliers to decrease their groundwater withdrawal by 30 percent by 2013 and 60 percent by 2025. Each user must identify ...

  • Editorial: agriculture in Turkey – structural change, sustainability and EU-compatibility

    Rural Turkey is dominated by a large agricultural sector that still relies on extensive state support and policy intervention. There is a general agreement that structural change is needed to make its rural economy more innovative and competitive. Yet, as long as the main architects of Turkish agricultural reform are primarily concerned with mitigating the impact of trade liberalisation through ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Agriculture, business and development

    This paper argues that building effective partnerships between multinational corporations and local Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) is essential for stimulating growth in African agricultural economies. Policies that provide incentives for multinational corporations to build domestic capacity are critical to growth. Africa therefore needs to create enabling environments for business ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Measurement of Residual Arochlors and other Pesticides in Meat Products by GC / ECD-NPD

    The use of pesticides and insecticides in the Agricultural Industry has always been widespread in the past. However, their use is now under close scrutiny by many consumer and government agencies since the short-term and cumulative effects of these materials has been shown to be potentially hazardous to humans and animals. Since almost all domesticated livestock feed is of fresh or harvested ...


    By Buck Scientific Inc

  • Use Patterns and Residue Levels of Pesticides on Mukunuwenna, a Leafy Vegetable Grown in Sri Lanka

    Intensive use of chemical imputs such as pesticides and fertilizers as a means of expanding domestic food production in Sri Lanka began in the 1960's (Abeysekera 1988). Pesticides also showed spectacular success in control of vector borne diseases such as malaria (Fernando 1989). Because of these beneficial uses of pesticides, they were used indiscriminately both in agriculture and in public ...


    By Springer

  • Linking the trends in material flows with poverty in The Philippines

    This paper attempts to link information from national material flow accounts, which have been established for the Philippines only recently, and standard measures of poverty. Since the Philippines economy during the last two decades has undergone significant ups and downs, poverty of parts of the Philippines population is an eminent problem. At the same time, the Philippines is still to a great ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Korea's approach to non-trade concerns in the World Trade Organisation

    Non-trade concerns (NTC) are legitimate issues for the WTO. Despite no technical definition being given, food security and environmental protection are referred to as NTC in the Agreement on Agriculture. Trade and policy implications for NTC are under discussion and regarded as the centrepiece of current negotiations. From Korea's perspective, this article identified food security, small-scale ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Rural women and agrotourism in the context of sustainable rural development: A case study from Turkey

    As in many developing countries also in Turkey, agriculture is on the center of rural development and rural women are on the center of agriculture. Although they are main part as a major labor force at every stage of agricultural activity and undertake responsibilities such as domestic task and childcare, women do not profit from social and economic benefits proportionate to the responsibilities ...


    By Springer

  • Learning, combinative capabilities and innovation in developing countries: the case of video compact disc (VCD) and agricultural vehicles in China

    The rate and trajectory of technological progress in China is confined by two important factors, i.e., being a developing country as well as in transition from a command economy to a market economy. Being a developing country means that learning and imitation will be of primary concern in technological progress. Being an economy in transition implies that the national innovation system is also ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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