agricultural technology Articles

  • The effects of environment and technology on agricultural export

    The impact of environmental policy on international trade has received a great deal of attention over the decades. Theory predicts that the relative level of a country's environmental policy, technology, and factor endowments will jointly determine international trade and specialisation. This study develops alternative empirical models of export shares to evaluate the effects of technology and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The orbit of commodified technoscience: innovations in agricultural technology in India

    The paper reviews the strategies by the Government of India over time to improve the state of agriculture. The institutional framework within which these strategies were conceived of and implemented though have contributed to improvement in agricultural productivity have led to larger consequences. Productivity based on green revolution strategy has reached a plateau and substantial yield gaps ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The contribution of agricultural input industries to agricultural innovation

    This paper presents an analytical framework to measure how farmers (i.e., primary agriculture) in countries at different stages of economic development absorb new technology by buying inputs from other industries. By combining information on the use of purchased inputs in primary agriculture (based on country-specific input±output matrices) with information on R&D intensities in the various ...


    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

  • Controversy about agricultural technology lessons from the green revolution

    The development and introduction of transgenically modified organisms to enhance crop and animal production has generated considerable controversy about potential food safety and environmental impacts. The introduction, in tropical Latin America and Asia, of high yielding varieties of wheat, maize and rice beginning in the late 1960s was also controversial. Critics argued that the new technology ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Knowledge-intensive technology in agricultural and rural contexts: relationships with sustainability

    Knowledge-intensive technology can contribute a lot to the transformation of agriculture, also in terms of more eco-efficient and nonmaterial production. However, relatively little is known so far on the relationship of the development of ICTs and agriculture/rurality and the environment. This paper discusses key processes of information society that may contribute to the developments about to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • Environmental sustainability, sustainable livelihood and poverty reduction: the case for tribal agricultural technology

    Environmental degradation is very closely associated with economic growth, which leads to the popular concept of sustainable development. The idea of sustainable development also has a component of damage to the environment, though it is minimum. However, there is one thing that has the potential of promoting development along with poverty reduction with the true spirit of the idea of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Biotechnology for Environmentally Safe Agriculture

    Issue: In Europe some uses of biotechnology are meeting vocal opposition from certain quarters. Nevertheless, the vast amount of knowledge acquired recently in biology can be used to develop and apply biotechnology for an environmentally safe agriculture. Public acceptance and a new policy impetus can serve to promote the introduction of safe and competitive agricultural technologies that have a ...

  • Environmental policies for agriculture in Europe

    This study analyses the environmental policies in Europe and particularly in The Netherlands. Comprehensive analysis of their policy package, which includes environmental taxes, tax exemptions, and the voluntary environmental agreement are provided. Each method does seem to show significant effects to reduce the environmental bads. This paper also presents an economic analysis of the glasshouse ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Role of knowledge in the adoption of new agricultural technologies: an approach and an application

    Empirical studies on agricultural technology adoption generally divide a population into adopters and nonadopters, and analyse the reasons for adoption or nonadoption at a point in time. In reality, technology adoption is not a one-off static decision, rather it involves a dynamic process in which information gathering, learning and experience play pivotal roles, particularly in the early stage ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • Reducing agriculture’s water footprint

    Decentralized Water Reuse Can Help Preserve Sources of Fresh Water As the world population grows, so does the demand for food and the need to grow more crops. In many regions of the world, water has become a scarce resource, with supplies affected by climatic changes. Not only does water scarcity limit farmers’ ability to irrigate their crops, but overdrawing groundwater supplies ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Innovation, agricultural growth and poverty reduction

    There is increasing agreement that agricultural growth matters for poverty reduction and has a significance extending well beyond the agriculture sector. Examples of successful research and innovation support by DFID show the central role of science and research in technological innovation. Technology cannot be viewed in isolation from innovation in policies and institutions. These provide ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Shaping scientific excellence in agricultural research

    Science and technology and particularly biotechnology is increasingly central to development agendas in Africa and elsewhere. Implicit within the centrality of science and technology lie a set of policy issues regarding how best to shape contextually appropriate, innovative and sustainable science and technological products in, with and for developing countries. The work of the Consultative Group ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Agriculture Plant Nursery - Case Study

    Challenge A plant nursery company had water quality issues from the well water source that there were using for irrigation purposes in their plant growing operations. These water quality issues including total dissolved salts (TDS) around 2500 mg/l, as well as turbidity, mineral hardness and microbiological contaminants. The plants were slow growing. ...

  • BioKW (A) Agricultural Plant - Case Study

    Digester: 2 x 1.380 m³/h, 2 x 500 kWel; 1 x 1.000 kWth Manure, fruit- and vegetable waste, energy crops, fat sludge, slaughter house waste, food leftovers Scope of delivery: permission planning, detailed planing, tendering, project awarding, project management supervision, mixing technology, gas handling equipment, instrumentation Start-up: ...

  • Environmental technology in the sustainable use of agricultural ecosystem services: the relevance of farmers' mental models

    We assessed the roles of automated environmental monitoring technology in the sustainable use of agricultural ecosystem services in the Karjaanjoki River catchment area in Finland by examining the mental models of 39 farmers participating in an environmental monitoring platform. The monitoring data served the farmers in their decision–making and risk management, in addition to holding a potential ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Technological culture and its value orientation: case study: modernisation in the Japanese agricultural sector

    This paper analyses technology in modern Japan using three models of technological culture where the author claims "technological culture" as complex structures of certain technological principles in connection with a set of value orientations such as world view, attitudes towards living things, productivity and labour. The author elaborates three models of the thus defined "technological ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Jezera (SLO) Agricultural Plant - Case Study

    Digester: 3.250 m³ pig manure, energy crops 1.000 kWel scope of delivery:  detailed design, agitators, input technology,  gas handling equipment, instrumentation, plant start-up Start-up: ...

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