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Water in soil

1.9 MB Stephen R. Gliessman 16-11-2018 3:47

Horticulture is usually described as both an art and a science. The principles of plant physiology and basic knowledge are of great importance in the use of these plants.

Botany is the study of plants and all facets of their structure and physiology. Horticulture is an applied science, mainly from botany, to develop practical technologies.

1.9 MB Chapter 2 from California Master Gardener Handbook. The Regents of the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources 16-11-2018 3:47

Achieving sustainable agricultural systems will require transformative changes in markets, policies, and science.

223.1 KB JP Reganold, 1 * D. Jackson-Smith, 2 SS Batie, 3 RR Harwood, 3 JL KScience Magazine, May 2011, Tornegay, 4 D. Bucks, 5 CB Flora, 6 JC Hanson, 7 WA Jury, 8 D. Meyer , 9 A. Schumacher Jr., 10 H. Sehmsdorf, 11 C. Shennan, 12 LA Thrupp, 13 P. Willis14 16-11-2018 3:47

Leveraging Food Systems for Inclusive Rural Transformation

4.9 MB FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) 16-11-2018 3:47

Smart city, green city, resilient city, sustainable city, connected city ... the cities of tomorrow are at the heart of the major issues of our time. Indeed, 75% of us will live in urban areas in 2050 within spaces already producing two thirds of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and facing the social and health consequences of air pollution. How do the principal and main stakeholders, the inhabitants, define this "city of tomorrow"? December 20171 opinion survey shows that with 53% of votes, "a city that puts nature back in the heart of the city" is clearly ahead of the criteria for the expected French and French city, followed by "a city that does not pollute "for 42% of respondents. Cities must act in the face of climate change and the erosion of biodiversity, which are two sides of the ecological crisis facing our planet. In both cases, human responsibility is now recognized, as testifies Jean-Philippe Siblet2 of the French Agency for Biodiversity (AFB): "The sixth mass extinction that we are currently experiencing is the first one engaging the responsibility of 'a species, the human species. She is the fastest the planet has ever known. Beyond the threat hanging over certain emblematic species, the significant reduction in the number of common species is challenging.

6.3 MB Opinion of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council presented by Mrs Annabelle Jaeger, rapporteur 16-11-2018 3:12

This book provides a clear statement on the resilience of the organic trend. 80 billion US dollars have been sold globally in 2014. High growth rates were recorded in the advanced markets for organic products. The market in the United States, the largest organic market, grew by 11 percent in 2014. In Switzerland, where the market has grown, with 7.5 percent. The production is also growing and the total organic area has increased to 43.7 million hectares. In particular, for some tropical crops such as coffee, the growth area of ​​almost 10 percent was reached in 2014. "New" countries have joined the community of organic producers, so there are now 172.

5.1 MB FIBL & IFOAM - ORGANICS INTERNATIONAL 16-11-2016 3:47

What can agriculture do for development?

6.9 MB 16-11-2008 3:47

Holistic Management is a decision making framework that assists farmers and others in establishing a long-term goal, a detailed financial plan, a biological plan for the landscape and a monitoring program to assess progress towards the goal.

Holistic Management helps managers to ask the right questions and guides them in setting priorities. In holistic financial planning, profit is planned at the beginning of the year. This is in stark contrast to the financial planning where the net profit is often non-existent or a small amount.

336.3 KB ATTRA is the national sustainable agriculture information center funded by the USDA \ 's Rural Business - Cooperative Service. 16-11-2001 3:47

About GMO

Powerful new technologies often provoke strong resilience. When the internal combustion engine gives us automobiles, advocates of horse-drawn buggies scorned the fad. When nuclear fission was first mastered

Thus today's backlash against the commercial use of recombinant dna technology for food production should not be surprising.

499.7 KB 16-11-2000 3:47