Ziad Abdulghafour Genetically modified food 0014502 For centuries, Farmers have been cross-breeding plants to grow the most profitable and highest quality of food. Today this field of cross breeding plants has been revolutionized to a whole new level. Along with great discoveries comes concerns from consumers. Recently, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have replaced our diet with genetically manipulated foods, which affects human health as well as local communities. Farmers who choose to sustain the traditional way of farming techniques prefer to grow organic produce over genetically engineered crops while maintaining a successful business.
Intercropping this legume with maize and sorghum used to improve soil fertility as well as increase productivity and striga control (Dwivedi et al 2015; Matosso et al 2014; Fasil and Verkleij 2007). Many legume varieties which are used as source of human food and animal feed were not studied and documented properly. Those varieties are used as human food and animal feed. An indicator of its suitability in the region, recently, a new variety has been released from Humera Agricultural Research Center. The herbage parameters were evaluated in detail and the result showed that, except dry matter, neutral detergent fiber and acid detergent fiber all the other parameters were significant and the mean grain yield of this genotype were 30.6 quintals per ha in three consecutive years (Solomon and Kibrom 2014).
Cecilio Jandale V. Salem III English 27B Title Organic Farming: It’s Advantages and Disadvantages Thesis People nowadays prefer to go organic rather than synthetic and chemical based products for a healthier way of living. Introduction Not all things are always positive there would still be the opposite effect. This paper talks about the advantages and disadvantages of organic farming. The author hopes that he can help you on deciding either go organic or not. Technically, organic farming has already been existing for thousands of years.
Polypropylene (PP) has many unique physical characteristics which includes low specific gravity, rigidity, heat resistance and superior workability. In addition, since it is comparatively low in cost, it is used in a variety of applications, such as films, industrial components for automobiles, furniture, etc., and miscellaneous goods but its application now a days have become almost double with the introduction of FIBC containers and various packaging products for food industries. In the countries like India packaging of materials are facing great challenges for the people as it can save food grains to get spoil to export various materials. In the tropical subcontinents pests expose agriculture and food products to attack from storage until
Not all subsistence farmers have access to as much land as they can cultivate. Many times, socioeconomic conditions prevent an expansion of farming plots and any increase in produce levels. Gradually, technology was introduced into the Ghanaian agricultural system which has given a facelift to agriculture in the
Problem Statement Agriculture is the primary employment of majority of rural poor in developing countries of Africa (IFRI, 2011). It also serves as their main source of income and livelihood. Agriculture has been identified as a panacea to the economic quagmire that Nigeria and other countries of the world have found themselves. Basically, the role of agriculture is developmental in nature : it is concerned with strengthening the ability of farmers and farming communities to produce and market agricultural goods in order to sustainably generate both food and income (Agulanna et al., 2013). Although agriculture has made remarkable progress in the past decades, not much progress has been made in improving the nutrition and health of poor farmers in developing countries (Asenso-Okyere et al., 2009).While agriculture has the potential to be a strong driver of reductions in undernutrition and ill-health, the sector is currently not realizing this potential (Ruel et al., 2013; Gillespie et al., 2013; Balagamwala and Gazdar, 2013; Kadiyala et al., 2014) Agriculture can deliver relatively high economic returns to investment which benefit nutrition and health (Hoddinott, 2011; Ruel et al., 2013).
Diversification of agriculture is described as the economic development of non agricultural activities (Start, 2001). A diversified agricultural economy generates the needed opportunities in the rural areas. Soil fertility can be increased by way of crop rotation. It adds value in the agriculture by increasing the total crop productivity and at the same time stabilizes the farm income by minimizing the risk associated with only one crop. Diversification in India has become the need of the hour since majority of the farmers in India have small landholdings and their income from crop cultivation as well as non farm income is not sufficient to meet their subsistence level.
Growth in agriculture is therefore not only associated with an increase in farm incomes, it also stimulates linkages with the non-farm economy, causing economic growth and rapid poverty reduction (Osei-Akoto et al., 2013). Otherwise, in countries where agriculture has failed or lagged behind other sectors, hunger is definitely inescapable. Incidentally, this has been the bane of most African countries economies as poor health reduces farmer’s ability to innovate, experiment, and operationalize changes in agricultural systems (Asenso-Okyere et al., 2010). Serious health conditions result in catastrophic expenditures which may also end in depletion of productive assets such as sale of draught animals and sale of cultivable land (Slater and Wiggins,
Even Women also participate in food production, in food processing and in the commercialization of food. Agricultural development through innovation can make a difference in the lives of a billion of poor people, mainly of women, and will improve economic expansion, poverty reduction and food security. According to an article published on www.eldis.org, "a sustainable and dynamic approach to agricultural development has remained of great concern to the Nigerian government and a priority for discourse in the policy arena. However, past efforts have largely focused on public research and extension institutions as the sole source of innovation/knowledge required to trigger development in the agricultural sector." Key words: innovation, technology; agriculture; redevelopment; CHAPTER 1 INNOVATIONS IN AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT 1.1 INTRODUCTION Innovation is the