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The science of taming the land to grow crops and raise animals for food, clothing or other products.
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the cultivation of the soil for any aspect of farming or horticulture.
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Porter's primary research goal is to develop, adapt, and evaluate technologies and practices that support water conservation and mitigate the impacts of limited and declining water quality and quantity in agricultural systems.
The inevitable crisis stemmed from the confluence of three key factors: ever increasing energy demands, increasingly limited water resources, and climate change, said Tony Bywater, Lincoln University Professor of Agricultural Systems.
The first scholarship was awarded this month to University of Missouri student Dexter Barmann, a junior from Maryville, Missouri, majoring in Agricultural Systems Management.
Autar Mattoo is with the USDA-ARS Sustainable Agricultural Systems Laboratory, 10300 Baltimore Ave., Beltsville, MD 20705-2350; (301) 504-6622, autar.
Completion of the Agricultural Systems Revamping building stage2.
The massive application of chemicals affected agricultural systems and the health of the farmers and their families, said the expert, who noted that Cuban workers are carrying out training and advising initiatives at Venezuelan farms in an effort to pave the way for the introduction o f new technology that favours the protection of the soils and the environment.
"The aid we are giving today is in addition to our efforts to reinforce Senegal's agricultural systems and make the Sahel region countries more resistant to external shocks," Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs explained.
WASHINGTON -- Eating Planet, a report from the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition, highlights current challenges facing global food and agricultural systems.
This can be prevented by working with Sahel countries and international partners to put in place sound agricultural systems to prevent future crisis." He noted that this extra EU funding comes just weeks before the food crisis is set to peak across the region where 18 million people are in danger from hunger (end) KUNA 181629 Jun 12NNNN
The new postgraduate course in food security is expected to attract students from India and central and southern Africa wanting an insight into sustainable food production, food management, agricultural systems, climate chance, the environment and the law.
Other chapters look at present and future challenges in different agricultural systems, and coping with climate change.
He also was the Deputy Administrator of the ARS Natural Resources and Sustainable Agricultural Systems programs, and retired in 2005.

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