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Technology supports agriculture

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The livelihoods of 75% of the world�s poor will continue to depend on agriculture for the foreseeable future. At the same time, rising food prices are likely to make problems of hunger and poverty worse for urban and rural people. Research that produces innovation in agriculture is therefore more important than ever for reducing poverty. DFID has promised to double funding for research on agriculture, fisheries and forestry to �80 million a year by 2010. To meet that promise, we will continue to work on the research priorities in the 2006 Strategy for Research on Sustainable Agriculture. We will also focus on key emerging ...
Historically, the main technical challenge of OTEC was to generate significant amounts of power efficiently from this very small temperature ratio. Changes in efficiency of heat exchange in modern designs allow performance approaching the theoretical maximum efficiency. The Earth's oceans are continually heated by the sun and cover over 70% of the Earth 's surface; this temperature difference contains a vast amount of solar energy , which can potentially be harnessed for human use. If this extraction could be made cost effective on a large scale, it could provide a source of renewable energy needed to deal with energy ...
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Companies making a greener environment: SSHO, WPRT, ERII, and ADES ...
is engaged in the manufacturing, marketing, sales and distribution of porducts which are committed to fuel savings with the use of Hydrogen Generating Modules and related accessories to the transportation and automotive manufacturing industries which are either in development and/or commercialization stages. The company is engaged in the development of products which are committed to the reduction of harmful greenhouse gases and fuel savings with use of Hydrogen Generating Modules and related accessories to the transportation and automotive industries which are either in development and/or the commercialization stages. SSHO ... market research, surveys and trends
ESRI Supports Farming Programs at Africa Agriculture GIS Week ...
Collaborative GIS Web Applications Will Help Agricultural Researchers Make African Farmers More Productive and Profitable Redlands, California—June 7, 2010— ESRI will be sharing ideas and knowledge on geographic information systems (GIS) for agricultural development at  Africa Agriculture GIS Week (AAGW) 2010, to be held June 8–12 in Nairobi, Kenya. Staff will be on hand to meet with delegates and support agricultural programs for rural populations in less developed regions of the world. “Food security and agricultural productivity initiatives are fully supported by ESRI,” says Geoff Wade, natural resources solution ... market research, surveys and trends

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TECHNOLOGY SUPPORTS AGRICULTURE

The 20th Century Transformation of U.S. Agriculture and Farm Policy
A common point in the debate over U.S. farm programs has been that current policies were tailored for a time in American agriculture that no longer exists. The structure of farms and farm households—and of the rural communities in which they exist—has changed enough over the last century to raise questions about the efficacy of policies with roots in an agriculturally based economy. How have policies adapted to change in the agricultural ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Community Supported Agriculture
This publication reports on the history of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in the U.S. and discusses the various models that have emerged. Recent trends in the CSA movement are presented and demographic information provided about the distribution of CSA farms in the U.S. Several CSA cases are profiled and a survey of recent research is presented. References and resources follow the narrative. The concept of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) was brought to the United States by Jan VanderTuin from Switzerland in 1984. Projects in Europe date to the 1960s, when women's neighborhood groups approached farmers to ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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FDA Rules Will Impact Hoosier Pork Production
intended to help reduce the development of resistance to antibiotic drugs used in cattle, hogs and chickens. The 19 page document summarizes a number of published reports on antimicrobial resistance and, according to FDA Deputy Commissioner Joshua Sharfstein, �The overall weight of evidence supports the conclusion that the using antimicrobial drugs for production purposes is not in the interest of public health.� The draft guidance recommends phasing in measures that would limit uses to those that are considered necessary for animal health and that include veterinary oversight, thereby reducing the potential for antimicrobial ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Making biofuels a national industry by moving beyond conventional corn ethanol.
In comments last week, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said that USDA plans to do what it can to make ethanol a national industry by investing in infrastructure and technology. The agency, he said, “is set to release…a roadmap on how to build on the success of corn-based ethanol and to meet the goals of the federal Renewable Fuels Standard.” Today, multiple federal policies encourage the production and consumption of ethanol but as this NRDC co-sponsored ad clearly states, today’s policies are not about creating new or cleaner ethanol.  As currently structured, the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax ... market trends, news research and surveys resources

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Networking agricultural libraries in Tanzania: possible ...
cations of communications technology and the fact that most African countries depend on agriculture as the backbone of their economies further supports the ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Precision Agriculture: NRCS Support for Emerging Technologies
NRCS Support for Emerging Technologies. Introduction to “as needed” farming. There are many definitions of precision agriculture, ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
NEAT-IGERT - Nanomaterials in the Environment, Agriculture ...
This IGERT (Integrative Graduate Education, Research, and Training) program is part of a large initiative (NEAT - Nanomaterials in the Environment, Agriculture, and Technology). NEAT supports interdisciplinary research, education and training at the interface of materials science and environmental science. Nanophases, small particles with very high surface areas, occur ubiquitously and interact strongly with living matter. The underlying characterization and fundamental science of nanomaterials is similar wherever such particles occur. This IGERT will educate students in four interrelated areas: the fundamental science and ...
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What geological evidence supports thr conclusion that the ...
Im not sure if its asking what shows tht they were together in the first place or how thry seperated or sonething else. I know they seperated by the plate tectonics but whatevidence supports that. 3 weeks ago Member since: May 17, 2009 Total points: 2855 (Level 4) Very accurate lasers and gps technology is recording the action as it occurs. The continents are drifting apart at a rate of about 2 cm. per year. 3 weeks ago There are currently no comments for this question. * You must be logged into Answers to add comments. Sign in or Register . Member since: October 12, 2008 Total points: 653 (Level 2) There are fossils of animals ...
WikiAnswers - What scientific evidence do young earth creation ...
There is no scientific evidence that supports the position of creationism in any form, much less the young-earthers. All claims and supposed "evidence" are simply misunderstood or misinterpreted facts, coupled with misapplied laws of science, to create a distorted worldview. For example, there is a large list of "proofs" below, none of which make any sense when properly explained and considered in the context of other scientific fields. There are several others which can be easily dismissed by even secondary school students, leaving nothing that even tenuously proves creationism of any form, much less able to ...