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  • Inventorying resources: an application to product–oriented agriculture

    Different resources are necessary in the new, product–oriented agricultural environment. This article explores the question of what information is best suited for strategic analysis and strategy formulation for firms involved in product–oriented agriculture. This article will draw upon theoretical literature from general management and interviews with agricultural producers to develop a new ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The impact of globalisation on agro–based corporations in Cameroon: the case of the Cameroon Development Corporation in the South West Region

    Free trade and economic liberalisation are affecting weaker economies in different parts of the world, particularly in Sub–Saharan Africa. In this region, agricultural produce from unsubsidised farmers have to compete with those from highly structured and subsidised nations. In Cameroon, agro–based corporations have so far had diverse experience in this era of globalisation. The Cameroon ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Multifunctionality in agriculture: externalities and non-traded goods

    The multifunctionality nature of agriculture has been used to justify continuing protection for the agricultural sector. The farm sector produces a variety of outputs, some of which are marketable (or tradable) and others not. Protectionism, under the guise of multifunctionality, is then justified to support the non-marketed dimensions of the agricultural sector. We examine the impacts of trade ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Future perspectives for biological control

    These actions for the development of biological control will have to adapt themselves to the new Chinese reality, where decision making is no longer circumscribed to the communes’ direction as before, in strict collaboration with state-run programmes, but open to a vast number of family-run explorations, motivated to rapidly increase their profit. One arrives, therefore, at a situation in ...


    By BIOSANI

  • USDA announces energy efficiency and renewable energy grants

    On April 22, 2015, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack celebrated Earth Day by announcing that USDA "is providing more than $112 million in loans and grants to help rural communities build and upgrade their water and energy infrastructure systems." The funding for the energy infrastructure programs is provided through the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), and funds ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Values of organic producers converting at different times: results of a focus group study in five European countries

    This paper presents the results of a focus group study of the values of organic producers entering the sector at different times in Austria, Italy, the Netherlands, the UK and Switzerland. As well as expressing values widely associated with organic farming, such as food quality, health and environmental protection, they also mentioned professional challenge, fairness in the food chain, and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Evaluation of water demand and supply in the south of Iraq

    This paper presents results from the first study that focuses on water resources availability and demand for different purposes in the four oil-rich provinces of southern Iraq. The region accounts for 23% of the surface area and 18% of the country's population, but holds 88% of its oil. A water shortage of 430 Mm3/year for 2010 is estimated for this region where irrigation accounts for 81% of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Environmental regulation and corporate strategies in the fertiliser industry

    A major restructuring process is taking place in the international fertiliser industry driven by the introduction of stricter environmental regulation in advanced countries and the expansion of local production capabilities in developing countries. The paper will analyse patterns of corporate adjustment in the fertiliser industry. The emphasis is on the unique characteristics of the fertiliser ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • USDA Invests In Rural Energy For America Program

    On August 7, 2015, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $63 million in loans and grants to be distributed through its Rural Energy for American Program (REAP). The $63 million is divided among 264 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects throughout the nation, in primarily rural communities. In addition to creating jobs and improving local economies, the newly announced REAP projects are ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Ecological vegetable growing – Is it needed?

    Recent years ecological food is becoming more and more popular. Society wants to eat healthy products, of known origin and free of harmful chemicals that have an impact on our health. Where to get such food? The answer is simple – you should ask the source, which in this case are farmers. Despite the demand for ecological products is large, only a few producers decide to grow ecological ...


    By Weremczuk Agromachines

  • Detection of universal GMOs marker 35S-Promoter and tNOS-Terminator by using qTOWER 2.2, real-time PCR

    1. Introduction Due to dramatically increment of human population, many countries realized that food insufficiency will be a big issue during the next decade. To improve agriculture and livestock, they started producing genetically modified organisms (GMO) with high productivity of yield and a resistance to insects and pathogenic ...

  • Food and water insecurity: re-assessing the value of rainfed agriculture

    ABSTRACTRainfed agriculture has potential to produce needed cereals for the growing populations of West and Central Asia even though rainfed agriculture is perceived as risky. The value of rainfed agriculture to produce competitively should be re-assessed. This requires the concerted efforts of farmers, researchers, and policy makers to work on the technical factors that determine agricultural ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Cost efficiency of cryopreservation as a long-term conservation method for coffee genetic resources

    Coffee (Coffea spp.) is one of the world's most valuable agricultural export commodities produced by small-scale farmers. Its germplasm, which holds useful traits for crop improvement, has traditionally been conserved in field genebanks, which presents many challenges for conservation. New techniques of in vitro and cryopreservation have been developed to improve the long-term conservation of ...

  • Convert Agriculture Waste Into Energy

    India is mainly an agricultural county and is also the largest contributors in the GDP of the country. Agriculture provides employment to a huge population of the rural India. This was not the case suddenly post-independence in India. Various steps were taken to make India as a reliable agricultural country. Steps such as green revolution were taken in several five years plan. This has made India ...


    By Jay Khodiyar Machine Tools

  • Chain - Agriculture in cooperation with nature - Case Study

    Client Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops Croatian Agricultural Land Agency Financed by The European Union from the Fund for the Serbia-Croatia cross-border cooperation Countries Republic of Serbia and Republic of Croatia Background project The Danube region is a major international hydrological basin and ecological corridor. This requires a regional approach to nature ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • Making use of biotechnology applications in Turkish agriculture: Why is it not yet happening?

    One of the primary challenges for developing countries is to create new opportunities for sustainable economic development through the use of new technologies such as biotechnology. In this context, the use of agricultural biotechnology to produce cheap biofuel made from agricultural crops as well as agricultural waste (cellulose) might have a great potential to promote rural development in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 15t/h sulfur-coated urea fertilizer production process and analysis

    Advantages of sulphur-coated urea fertilizer Sulfur coated urea, also known as sulfur coated urea, sulfur coated urea, controlled-release urea, is a new type of slow-release fertilizer. Similar to NPK granular fertilizer processed by rotary drum granulator, the product has the function of slow release and controlling fertilizer effect. According to different growth stages of crops, releasing ...

  • Common pool resources and communal control: empirical evidence from Himachal Pradesh, India

    The Sirmour district, Himachal Pradesh, India, lies in the western Himalayan range. Mixed-farming is the main occupation in the mid-hills and basically consists of agriculture, livestock and forest produces. Hence, communal forests (mushtarka), common grazing lands (ghasnies) and gravity-flow irrigation systems (kuhl) were found to be the three major common pool resources in the villages of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Importance of Scales in the Agricultural & Farming Industry

    Weighing scales are essential and necessary equipment required for a wide range of applications. Whether intended for personal, industrial or commercial use, they serve one important function – providing accurate weight measurements for varied loads. In the agricultural sector, scales are indispensable tools and without them, it would be almost impossible to manage farms or carry out trade! ...


    By Quality Scales Unlimited

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