agriculture production Articles

  • BASF Agricultural Products - Case Study

    Effective Engagement of Stakeholders into Sustainability Communication of sustainability issues to supply chain and customers is one of the key aspects for raising awareness, bringing parties together to discussion and creating solutions based on the cooperation. See how BASF and thinkstep have found a way of reaching this goal in an engaging, entertaining and educative way. Please, click ...


    By Sphera

  • China: agricultural production and groundwater

    As in many parts of the People’s Republic of China, Shanxi Province is experiencing reduced water security for the agriculture sector. Changing climate conditions, including reduced rainfall, are increasing reliance on groundwater resources in the province. Unsustainable groundwater use for food production intensifies the impacts of climate change, and cost-effective adaptation responses ...

  • Soil Management for Sustainable Agricultural Productivity in Bangladesh

    Introduction: The 'rules of road' by which agricultural researchers measure the impact of their work are being restudied. The first conclusion is that it is impossible to choose between food needs of today and food needs of 100 years from now. Somehow the food production system in Bangladesh must keep pace with the demand that 9 million new mouths place on it every year. Second, the natural ...

  • 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

  • Camellia oleifera Abel shells as a new biosorbent to remove methylene blue from aqueous solutions

    This study aimed at investigating the feasibility of using Camellia oleifera Abel shell (COAS), an agriculture product in middle-west region in China, for the adsorption of methylene blue (MB), a cationic dye. Batch adsorption experiments were carried out to evaluate the effects of contact time, pH, adsorbent dosage, temperature and initial concentration on the adsorption of MB. Adsorption ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The challenge of integrating EU and Turkish agricultural markets and policies

    This paper addresses the potential consequences of a political and economic integration of EU and Turkish agriculture and evaluates the resulting challenges. Simulation models reveal declining agricultural prices for Turkey in the case of market integration with the EU. This would lead to less production, more consumption and Turkey becoming a net importer of agricultural products. Resulting ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Common agricultural policy (CAP) and measures for environment protection and conservation: contrasts, balances and new methods of development for the future

    In the European Union, the problem of the relationship between agriculture and environment has been dealt with following two policies: one aimed at defining a system of rules to limit the risk of environment pollution and decay; the other, mainly aimed at accompanying CAP's reform process. This evolution has concurred to strengthen the idea that agriculture as a means of ensuring environment ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Land and pastoralism: New South Wales Riverina

    The Riverina region in south-western New South Wales, Australia, is a discrete geographical area having unique patterns of soils and vegetation. During 170 years, it has been used productively for sheep and cattle grazing, but with significant detrimental impact on the natural systems. This article reviews the historical impact and suggests means of rehabilitating the landscape for the purposes ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Optimisation of water pricing in the Greek agricultural sector

    The agricultural sector is a dominant one in the Greek economy and thus attracts the scientific interest. Water is significant for a cultivation’s productivity and consequently for the agricultural income. Water pricing as a result has become a subject of extended study. The present study refers to the Greek agricultural economy and suggests a macroeconomic model, through which the optimisation ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • From urban-rural to global dependencies

    Against the background of global urban knowledge economy, this paper discusses some of the challenges that sustainable urban life is facing in the global knowledge economy of the 21st century. The paper makes an overview of the fundamental change in urban-rural relations, urban and rural demographics, the concepts of place surplus and place attractiveness, agglomeration and the new economic ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Emergy analysis of one century of agricultural production in the Rolling Pampas of Argentina

    Historically, agricultural production in the Rolling Pampas of Argentina was characterised by low use of synthetic inputs. This changed during the 1990s, with the widespread adoption of technology privileged by neoclassical macroeconomic policies implemented in the same decade. In this paper, Emergy Accounting is used to quantitatively assess the ecological sustainability of agricultural systems ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Development Phases of Ecological Agriculture in China

    The ecological agriculture has been developing extraordinarily rapidly since early l980s. Its developmental process can be divided into three distinct phases. The term of ecological agriculture in China was first used in early 1980s. Its definition is defined as a multi-layered, multi-structured, multi-functioned and intensively managed comprehensive agricultural production system that is ...


    By BIOSANI

  • The Effect of Off-farm Work on the Intensity of Agricultural Production

    Changes in agricultural production methods have been associated with environmental pressure and a loss of natural habitats. This paper explores the extent to which farmer participation in off-farm work (an increasing phenomenon in most developed countries) changes the intensity of agricultural input use focusing, in particular, on fertilizer and crop protection product use. A sample selection ...


    By Springer-Verlag GmbH

  • Determination of trade-off-functions to analyse the provision of agricultural non-commodities

    Multi-functionality of agriculture has become a crucial issue in WTO negotiations on agriculture trade. The theoretical classification of agricultural products into Commodity (CO) and Non-Commodity Outputs (NCO) by the OECD provided a framework for further analysis. The operationalisation of the concept of multi-functionality of agriculture requires detailed analyses of the nature of jointness ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Investing in female scientists to feed Africa

    In this interview, Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg, director of the African Women in Agricultural Research and Development fellowship programme in Kenya, talks about AWARD’s work supporting the careers of female agricultural scientists across Sub-Saharan Africa. She outlines the daunting challenge facing Africa: to rapidly expand agricultural production so that the continent can feed itself. Women ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • How to close the ever widening gap of Africa's agriculture

    While global food availability increased by 27% per person over the past four decades, it decreased by 12% in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). This paper explores the role of technology use on agricultural development to understand the ever widening gap of SSA with other global regions. It looks into land (i.e., yield) and labour productivity, the relation between technology use and yield stability and, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Accounting for the market and non-market values of multifunctional outputs in evaluating water transfers to non-agricultural uses: empirical evidence from Taiwanese rice production

    Increased demand for water for municipal and industrial uses throughout Taiwan has intensified the pressure to re-allocate water from agricultural to non-agricultural uses. The full policy implications of such water transfers must not only account for the value of lost agricultural production and income, but also any loss in the social value of multifunctional benefits from agricultural ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Sustainability as an evolutionary process

    This paper describes a process-oriented construction of sustainability. The main argument is that sustainability is not a fixed ideal, but an evolutionary process of attempting to improve the management of systems, through improved understanding and knowledge. The process is not deterministic: the end-point is not known in advance. The starting point of the process is not some degree of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Shangai Holds Green Food Exibition (3-6 Dec. 2004)

    The “2004 China Green Food Exhibition” will start next 3rd December in Shanghai, bringing together many Green Food producers across the country. The “2004 China Green Food Exhibition” will start next 3rd December in Shanghai, bringing together many Green Food producers across the country. The fair, organized by China’s Green Food Development Center and ...


    By BIOSANI

  • Material flow accounting of rural communities: principles and outcomes in South East Asia

    The paper develops a system of local Material Flow Analysis that links material flows to issues of land use transition, globalisation and food security. This system (rMFA) is then applied to villages in Vietnam, the Philippines and Laos. The rMFA shows that these villages greatly differ in terms of these indicators, and with that, in terms of risks and future-oriented policies, issues that remain ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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