Traditional Farming Articles

  • From Tobacco to Hemp: A 21st-Century Farmer’s Story

    In February, Arable sat down with seventh-generation North Carolina farmer Charles Dietzel to discuss the newest incarnation of his legacy farm, Carolina Heritage Farms. We talked about his family’s transition from tobacco to agroforestry to now growing industrial hemp, and the role agtech has played in their decision to make the switch. With all the ...


    By Arable

  • Legal Hemp In 2019 May Be A Boon For Stressed Out American Farmers

    Legal hemp is about to enter the American scene in a big way. The 2018 Farm Bill, which includes language that legalizes hemp across the U.S., was signed into law this week by President Trump. The stroke of that pen unleashes a potential economic dynamo for American farmers. Currently used in over 25,000 products globally, industrial hemp-based goods include automotive parts, furniture, ...


    By Pharmalogyx

  • EMS - How Early Mortality Syndrome Changed Shrimp Farming

    In a world with an ever-increasing population, shrimp farmers across the globe have begun to abandon traditional poly-culture farms and turn towards increasingly technologically advanced monoculture and intensive farms in order to meet the world’s growing food demands. Lucrative, efficient and necessary, these farms are a huge step in optimizing the shrimp industry, where  ...


    By Osmo Systems

  • Real-Time Client Collaboration

    For more than 10 years, AgCompass has provided virtual desktops for remote software hosting to accounting and consulting firms that support agricultural clients. By simply connecting desktops, software is easily shared between the firm and the farm, seamlessly integrating record keeping for tax season and business planning. The only requirement for the customer is an internet-connected device and ...


    By AgCompass LLC

  • Desert Fish Farming & Waste Management

    Fish Waste Disposal In Desert Farming When you think about desert farming, desert fish farming probably isn’t an activity that springs to mind. Desert farming conjures ideas of livestock grazing across dry, arid landscapes, or rows and rows of hardy, sun-worshipping ...


    By Inciner8 Limited

  • How three U.S. mini-farms are sowing the seeds of global food security

    Tiny, biointensive operations show smallholder farmers from around the world how they can grow far more food than conventional approaches. Her face shaded by a wide-brimmed straw hat, Olawumi Benedict is cheerfully tending to her “little babies” — kale seedlings growing in shallow wooden flats until they’re hardy enough for transplantation into soil beds. Three miles over ...


    By Ensia

  • Success story Morada Nut, USA - Case Study

    Morada Nut is a third generation family farm specializing in growing and processing walnuts, cherries, onions and bell peppers, located in Linden, California. High quality food is a priority for the farm so ensuring that they have the very best in food sorting technology is a must to serve safe and delicious walnuts for their customers to enjoy. Headquartered in the fertile San Joaquin ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Family as an autonomous institution for local agricultural resources governance: discourse on organic agriculture development in the mountains of Nepal

    This paper focuses on the institutional dynamics of family–led organic farms in the mountains of Nepal. It is based on continuous observations and experiences of local farmers who have dedicated themselves to organic agriculture for a significant period of time. It is found that family–led organic farming can contribute significantly to the sustainable use of local agricultural resources. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Paths to developing multifunctional agriculture: insights for rural development policies

    The paper proposes to contribute to the growing literature on the practise and significance of multifunctional agriculture, drawing on an empirical study of 50 farms located in Central Italy and Sicily. The paper intends, in particular, to identify and analyse the ways that multifunctionality can be translated into rural development models, and to distinguish the territorial and farm features ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Ecological modernisation as bureaucracy - organic food and its certification in the UK and India

    This paper seeks to analyse ecological modernisation using a focus on how bureaucracy contributes to constituting ecological modernities in the case of organic food trade in the UK and India. Ecological modernisation is a way for business to apply ecological technologies to satisfy the demands of increasingly affluent publics for higher quality of life, including high environmental standards. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 10 messages for 2010 - agricultural ecosystems

    Introduction: biodiversity, agriculture and the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Europe"s agricultural sector has received sustained public support under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) over the last 50 years. This support has evolved alongside growing recognition and awareness of the strong links between agricultural production and biological diversity ...

  • Triangular transplanting pattern and split nitrogen fertilizer application increase rice yield and nitrogen fertilizer recovery

    Field experiments were conducted to evaluate the effects of improved crop management (OPT) for irrigated rice (Oryza sativa L.) on grain yield and N recovery efficiency in southwestern China. In the OPT treatment, rice seedlings were transplanted in a triangular spatial pattern and the N fertilizer was split, based on the difference between the estimated total N requirement and the soil and ...

  • How green was my Vertical Farm?

    By 2050, 80% of the earth’s population will live in cities and 3 billion more people will need to be fed. The simple fact is we are running out of available land to grow enough food to feed them. If we can’t grow our cities outward to find more arable land, the only solution is to grow them upwards. This may change the way we design cities forever.The problem is real and immediate. Even by most ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Maxsys churns out 7.5% fuel consumption savings at leading UK cheese producer

    The First Milk Cheese Company’s Haverfordwest creamery has fitted the Maxsys Fuel energy saving systems to its three oil fired steam-raising boilers resulting in an impressive 7.5% fuel consumption saving and a return-on-investment in less than one year. First Milk is the UK’s largest dairy farming co-operative. The £500 million turnover business has three operating divisions: ...


    By Maxsys Fuel Systems Ltd

  • Using a Choice Experiment to Estimate Farmers’ Valuation of Agrobiodiversity on Hungarian Small Farms

    Agrobiodiversity is a crucial environmental resource. Much of the agrobiodiversity remaining in situ today is found on the semi-subsistence farms of poorer countries and the small-scale farms or home gardens of more industrialised nations. The traditional farms of Hungary are an example. Labelled “home gardens” as a reflection of their institutional identity during the collectivisation period, ...


    By Springer

  • Costs of land use for conservation in Central Europe and future agricultural policy

    In Germany and other countries of Central Europe, biodiversity in the rural countryside is best conserved by applying traditional land-use methods, such as low input sheep and cattle grazing. These are very uneconomical according to conventional accounting and can only be carried out at present by benefitting heavily from the subsidy schemes of the CAP. Trade liberalisation demands the abolition ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Qualitative Stakeholder Analysis for the Development of Sustainable Monitoring Systems for Farm Animal Welfare

    Continued concern for animal welfare may be alleviated when welfare would be monitored on farms. Monitoring can be characterized as an information system where various stakeholders periodically exchange relevant information. Stakeholders include producers, consumers, retailers, the government, scientists, and others. Valuating animal welfare in the animal-product market chain is regarded as a key ...


    By Springer

  • Biotechnology and traditional knowledge: in search of equity

    Biotechnology has increased the value of genetic resources and related traditional knowledge of indigenous and farming communities. However, the diversity of animal and plant resources as well as traditional knowledge are declining at an accelerated rate. Biological diversity, coupled with traditional knowledge are essential to maintain the options for the survival of mankind in a changing world. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Impact of Agri-environment measures

    The application of agri-environment contracts concerning 1 farmer in every 7 and delivering environmental services over 20% of European farmland, marks a very significant step towards sustainability. The target set in the 5th Environmental Action Programme of 15% coverage by 2000 has thus already been exceeded. The requirement on Member States to apply the regulation throughout their territories ...

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