agriculture building Articles

  • Great Eccleston Show 2017

    Great Eccleston & District Agricultural Society The next Great Eccleston Show is on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July 2017 The Great Eccleston Show is a two day event and is a showcase for every aspect of rural endeavour and the whole range of crafts and skills associated with the country. With cooking, handicraft, horticulture and local arts, this north west ...


    By RE Buildings Limited

  • China’s township enterprises

    China’s township enterprises, promoted by the Ministry of Agriculture, have developed on the basis of the handicrafts industry and the processing of agricultural products and by-products. They have flourished since 1978, becoming the mainstays of the rural economy. In 1999, 2,500 billion yuan in industrial output value was produced by the township enterprises, and the value of exported ...


    By BIOSANI

  • Mennonite communities in Belize

    This paper addresses the entrepreneurial activities within different Mennonite communities in Belize and the way religious differentiation plays a role in their entrepreneurship. In spite of the fact that most Mennonites live quite isolated from the wider society, building upon their Christian beliefs, agricultural skills and a strong working ethos, they have been able to establish a strong and ...


    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

  • Analysing organisational learning capacity as a window on the national agricultural innovation system: a participatory approach in Nicaragua

    The agricultural innovation system can be strengthened by increasing the learning capacity of research and field organisations. Participatory methods were developed to study three dimensions of the capacity of such organisations in Nicaragua to access and analyse information, highly correlated to learning capacity – the individual routines of their professionals, the formal procedures of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • On the Road: Women Farmers ‘Making Waves’ at Leadership Meeting in Florida

    Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of meeting with a dedicated group of women farmers and ranchers who are actively taking on leadership roles in farm organizations, cooperatives, and in their communities. They had gathered in the sunshine state for the National Farmers Union Women’s Conference to discuss opportunities and challenges on their own operations, what they believe the future ...


    By National Farmers Union (NFU)

  • Strengthening agricultural innovation capacity: are innovation brokers the answer?

    Taking the case of Dutch agriculture as an example, this paper examines the emergence and role of innovation brokers in stimulating agricultural innovation system interaction and innovation capacity building, and reflects upon their potential role in developing and emerging countries' agriculture and how their emergence and functioning can be fostered. It concludes that innovation brokerage is ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • StealthNet and OvoControl: A one-two Punch

    A large steel farm building that houses a university’s agricultural animals had a serious problem. Though there is a roof, two of the sides are wide open, and the roof’s open beam structure provided thousands of feet of perching surfaces for pigeons. StealthNet to the Rescue Bird ...


    By Bird Barrier

  • Future Trend of Steel Slitting Line

    Now the steel slitting line is becoming more and more popular, so you must know the relevant knowledge. The conveyor adopts the anti-static driving rubber wheel with concentricity and roundness <0.02m/m, so the transportation is stable. We apply high and new technology without damage on surface of coil material. This slitter machine is a special machine for slitting of coils. The equipment ...


    By RISHBIN CO., LTD

  • Towards collaborative agro-innovation in developing countries: the Caribbean perspective

    Innovation has been recognised as a distinctive input to wealth creation through the stimulation of new ideas, processes and products. A nation's economic prosperity has been attributed to the concerted efforts in research and development, technology transfer and collaboration among firms, knowledge institutions and the government. This paper discusses the challenges and determinants of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Control of environmental health and removal of rats by α2-adrenergic antagonist and potassium channel blocker

    In stress, sympathetic system stimulation inhibits insulin release via postsynaptic alpha 2 (a2)- adrenoceptors on the pancreas beta cells, intense sympathetic stimulations interrupt the activation of beta cells in type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). Some of the researchers believe that pretreatment with clonidine potentiated hyperglycemia. Glycogenolysis and gluconeogenesis or decrease of glucose ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Farmers facing rapid agricultural land condition changes in two villages in the Upper Amazon, Peru: can action learning contribute to resilience?

    The article presents findings of local experimentation for managing land degradation problems in swidden farming, and the institutional setting for such experimental activities within a resilience theory framework. By using action research (AR) methodology, which included in-depth interviews and joint field experiments, the research process facilitated collective learning related to land ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Tunisia: Reform of irrigation policy and water conservation

    An arid country with limited water resources, Tunisia depends heavily on irrigated agriculture. The sector contributes 30-40% of the value of agricultural production, and is highly important in some regions. However, abstraction for irrigation accounts for 83% of the available water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Understanding the role of disturbance in peri-urban agricultural systems and communities: new concepts and principles to guide strategic intervention

    New conceptualisations of peri-urban zones are needed to trigger a deeper understanding within professionals and practitioners of appropriate intervention strategies that build the resilience of sustainable agriculture and food production within peri-urban communities. This paper posits a theoretical construction of the peri-urban zone, derived from applying a biomimicry framework. Biomimicry is ...


    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 ...

  • Shedding Light on Land Tenure in Africa

    Land and natural resources lie at the heart of social, political, and economic life in much of rural Africa. They represent fundamental assets—primary sources of livelihood, nutrition, income, wealth, and employment for African communities—and are a basis for security, status, social identity, and political relations. For many rural people, land and resources such as water, trees, and ...

  • Foresight studies: shaping the future for food security

    The world's food security depends on the quality of the forward-looking agricultural studies we are carrying out today, says Mark Holderness. Climate change, population growth and competing demands for land and resources are putting great pressure on the world's ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 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

  • New Small Grants Fund Can Help Civil Society Groups Combat Deforestation

    With the launch of Global Forest Watch (GFW), anyone with an internet connection can now access troves of timely, high-quality information about where, when, and why forests are changing worldwide. The free, online monitoring system ...

  • Getting Down to the Roots: Why Soil Matters for Climate Stabilization (and More)

    Following 2015’s designation as the International Year of Soils by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, soil carbon sequestration is experiencing something of a renaissance among policy and scientific circles. Farmers are also getting involved, most recently through the Climate Leaders program of the National ...


    By The Climate Trust

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