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  • The need for a professional network of agricultural and biosystems engineers in Africa

    Agricultural productivity in Africa remains the lowest in the world, but recent concerns about food insecurity, rising food prices and resource depletion have spurred world–wide interest about the role of African agriculture in feeding Africa and the world. Majority of world's uncultivated agricultural land is in Africa, yet the capacity to harness this resource remains limited due partly ...


    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

  • Genetically Engineered Organisms Face Changing Regulations

    Untitled Document In late January, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced its intent to make weeping changes to the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • BRDI Grants For Science And Engineering Research

    USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture's Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) is accepting research and education grant applications for projects to integrate science and engineering research in: (1) feedstock development; (2) biofuels and biobased products development; or (3) biofuels development analysis. A description of the solicitation, eligibility requirements, and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • California native hopes to improve sustainability and efficiency of irrigated farming

    NGWA continues its monthly spotlight look at the 2016 Len Assante Scholarship winners from the NGWA Foundation. This month we get to know winner Julia Reese of Deary, Idaho, who received a ...

  • Performance evaluation of irrigation network using fuzzy multicriterion group decision making technique

    Present paper discusses applicability of fuzzy multicriterion decision making (MCDM) technique, namely, interval valued fuzzy TOPSIS (IVFT) for selection of suitable irrigation subsystems among 30 such subsystems of Khadakwasla Irrigation Project, India. Five performance evaluations related criterion, namely, participation and cooperation, effective water availability, conjunctive use, economic ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Risk as narrative value: a theoretical framework for facilitating the biotechnology debate

    Maintaining the global public good character of agricultural biotechnology requires the blending of many different values. Sometimes, however, there are large gaps between the values held by different stakeholder groups. Furthermore, there is a contradiction between what people say they value, and how they actually behave. Articulating and overcoming gaps and contradictions is key to reducing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Balancing Agricultural, Urban, and Environmental Water Needs in Water Resources

    The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) – San Antonio Water System (SAWS) Water Project is a plan to conserve water, develop groundwater, and capture excess and unused river flows to meet future water needs for two neighboring regions in Texas. Agricultural and other rural water needs would be met on a more reliable basis in the lower Colorado River basin through water conservation, surface ...

  • Agricultural innovation and economic growth in Africa: renewing international cooperation

    Rising food prices and the associated political upheavals have rekindled interest in international cooperation on food security in particular and economic development in general. This paper argues that efforts to promote food security in sub-Saharan Africa need take into account three key issues: food security is inseparable from economic development; science and innovation are a necessary part ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Governing technology and economic growth

    Good governance in Africa is not possible without a sound scientific basis for decision making. African governments are in constant need of scientific and technical advice on issues such as energy policy, disease control and environmental management. Furthermore, a sound economy that supports growth and development must draw on science and technology. Africa is faced with a set of specific ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Industrial Dryer Drives Fast Economic Development of Central China

    In recent years, China has been greatly influenced by the global economic crisis, and the engineering mechanical industry encounters winter season which caused some companies to stop production or even close down; and the dryer machine manufacturing industry also suffers a lot. Drying generally refers to process in which the heat air makes water in the materials evaporate and brings it away, and ...

  • The economic impact of transgenic crops in developing countries: a note on the methods

    A vast literature has accumulated since crop varieties with transgenic resistance to insects and herbicide tolerance were released to farmers in 1996 and 1997. A comparatively minor segment of this literature consists of studies conducted by agricultural economists to measure the farm-level impact of transgenic crop varieties, the size and distribution of the economic benefits from adopting them ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • ITAS - Norway

    The Norwegian company ITAS (Instrumentation Services A/S), started as part of the Research Council of Norway in 1970, is located at the Agricultural University at Aas (south of Oslo). Since 1991, ITAS has been operating as an independent company specializing in field measurements as well as providing for communications, data retrieval and web service. ITAS has deep roots in the academic world but ...

  • The socio–economic impacts of currently commercialised genetically engineered crops

    A substantial and growing body of literature now exists on the socio–economic impacts of genetically engineered (GE) crops. While the bulk of literature has focused on the primary impacts of commercialised GE technology, in terms of changes in yields, costs and profitability, researchers have increasingly addressed a range of additional questions such as the distribution of impacts across groups, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Turning metal into plastic - Case Study

    The Client Challenge Engineers at CNH, a large manufacturer of agricultural equipment, were tasked with examining each part in CNH's equipment and reducing costs - without sacrificing product life or durability. The supplying distributor relied on Diversified Plastics to help them meet the challenge. The Diversified Plastics Solution We sat down with both the ...


    By Diversified Plastics, Inc.

  • Large-scale biohydrogen production in western Canada

    Amit Kumar, together with his colleague Susanjib Sarkar, a graduate student in the University of Alberta’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, has studied energy production in the oil sands. “When you produce bitumen, you need to upgrade it with hydrogen, mostly coming from natural gas,” Kumar said. He added that increased hydrogen supply might come from biomass depending on the results of a ...

  • Is genetically engineered technology a good alternative to pesticide use: the case of GE eggplant in India

    Are pesticides used efficiently in eggplant cultivation? Is Genetically Engineered (GE) eggplant a good alternative to pesticide use? Building on the literature on damage control specification for production functions, we estimated the pesticide productivity for eggplant, using data from a farm-level survey conducted in Maharashtra, India. Even though the intensity of pesticide use by Open ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Aslanli International Textile And Agricultural Products – Case Study

    Project Name Aslanh Wastewater Treatment Plant Employer Aslanh Uluslararasi Tekstil ve Tarim Urunleri Dis Tic. A.$. Contractor Enta Muhcndislik Aritma Taah. San. Ve Tic. Ltd. Sti. Location of the plant Kirklareli/TURKEY Scope of work Revision of Industrial 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

  • It is vital to reinvigorate organic farming research

    Organic farming can deliver food sustainably, but only with compelling science to boost its use, argues Ged Buffee. With increased yields and ecological stability becoming critical concerns for agricultural development, there's ...


    By SciDev.Net

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