image missingTrue Value Metrics (TVM)
Meaningful Metrics for a Smart Society
image missing Navigation ... HOME
(0)
HOME
(1)
ISSUES
SYSTEMIC
DYSFUNCTION
(2)
IDEAS
THINKERS
POSSIBILITIES
(3)
BETTER
METRICS
TVA
(4)
PEOPLE
SOCIAL
CAPITAL
(5)
NATURAL
SYSTEMS
BIOSPHERE
(6)
CREATED
PHYSICAL
ECONOMY
(7)
CREATED
FINANCIAL
ECONOMY
(8)
CREATED
INTANGIBLE
ECONOMY
(9)
PLACE
COUNTRIES
COMMUNITIES
(10)
STREAMS
PRODUCTS
PROCESSES
(11)
ORGANIZATIONS
COMPANIES
INITIATIVES
(12)
ABOUT
BURGESS
ARCHIVE
Date: 2017-09-25 Page is: DBtxt001.php L0700-SI-AGRICULTURE-CROP

AGRICULTURE
CROP PRODUCTION AND PROCESSING
PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT DRIVER OF THE GLOBAL ECONOMY AND QUALITY OF LIFE OF THE POPULATION
Vegetables / Meat / Fruit / Chocolate/ Processed Food / Junk Food

Inpage navigation by PROCESSES alphabetical
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z

ESSENTIALS OF AGRICULTURE LAND / LABOR / WATER
There have been massive improvements in agricultural productivity over the past many decades as a result of many technological innovations and related investment. There has been increased use of pesticides and fertilizer, there has been mechanization and improvement in seeds.
But there has also been a downside. Monoculture is depleting the soils in an unsusstainable manner. Improved seeds are reducing the resilience of the agricultural system. Run-off containing pesticides, herbicides and fertilizer is draining into watersheds and killing both fauna and flora. Modern agriculture requires heavy capital expenditures and there has been a dangerous concentration of economic power and severe damage to the underlying social fabric.
This image from Ethiopia shows the importance of water, the willingness to work the land ... and the endemic poverty associated with most people engaged in low investment agriculture!

ISSUES

ISSUES - AGRICULTURE
Open list0300-Agriculture
ISSUES - FOOD
Open list0300-Food
ISSUES - PESTICIDES AND HERBICIDES
Open list0300-Pesticides
ISSUES - ANTIBIOTICS
Open list0300-Antibiotics
ISSUES - WATER
Open list0300-Water

GRAIN

CROP AGRICULTURE - GRAIN PRODUCTION
The prairies of the United States and Canada are one of the major grain producing areas in the world. Over the years grain yeilds have increased significantly, but there are worrying trends associated with many yiears of monoculture, high useage of persticides and herbicides and the run-off that creates water pollution.
Open in Slideshare ...

GRAIN HARVESTING
There was a time when harvesting was very labor intensive, but this has been mechanized and is now very capital intensive.

HIGHLY MECHANIZED
POST HARVEST LOGISTICS
In North America, grain harvesting has been heavily mechanized and requires large scale and high investment in equipment.

TRUCKS
POST HARVEST LOGISTICS
In North America, grain harvesting has been heavily mechanized and requires large scale and high investment in equipment.

TRAINS
POST HARVEST LOGISTICS
Post harvest logistics is a critical part of the FOOD strand

SHIPS ... BULK GRAIN CARRIERS
POST HARVEST BULK GRAIN STORAGE
Post harvest grain storage is another critical part of the FOOD strand

GRAIN ELEVATORS BULK STORAGE
POST HARVEST GRAIN STORAGE - SACKS AND TEMPORARY STORAGE
Post harvest grain storage is another critical part of the FOOD strand

SACKS AND TEMPORARY STORAGE
POST HARVEST LOSSES - TRADITIONAL STORAGE SYSTEMS
Post harvest grain storage is another critical part of the FOOD strand

TRADITIONAL GRAIN STORAGE
POST HARVEST LOSSES - PEST INVESTATION
Post harvest pest investation is a serious cause of loss

INFESTATION
CROP AGRICULTURE - RISKS
There are a variety of risks associated with the storage of grain. This explosian at a grain elevator killed several people in the United States

EXPLOSIONS

RICE

CROP AGRICULTURE - RICE
IRRESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT ... AGRICA’S BROKEN DEVELOPMENT MODEL IN TANZANIA
A 36 page report by
The Oakland Institute which is an independent policy think tank bringing fresh ideas and bold action to the most pressing social, economic, and environmental issues;
Greenpeace Africa which is part of an independent global campaigning organisation that acts to change attitudes and behaviour, to protect and conserve the environment and promote peace. and
Global Justice Now which campaigns for a world where resources are controlled by the many, not the few, and works in solidarity with social movements to fight injustice
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Agriculture/Tanzania/Tanzania-failing-development-model-AGRICA-performance.pdf'
Open PDF ... Tanzania-failing-development-model-AGRICA-performance

Sustainable Food

Open file 12554 Open external link
GreenPeace-Financing-Ecological-Farming-in-Africa
Ecological farming encompasses a wide range of modern crop and livestock management systems that seek to increase yields and incomes and maximise the sustainable use of local natural resources whilst minimising the need for external inputs. 'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Agriculture/Sustainable-Agriculture/GreenPeace-Financing-Ecological-Farming-in-Africa.pdf'
Open file 12554 Open PDF ... GreenPeace-Financing-Ecological-Farming-in-Africa
Agrosilvopastoral Systems in Northern Thailand and Northern Laos: Minority Peoples’ Knowledge versus Government Policy
Authors: Chalathon Choocharoen 1, Andreas Neef 2,*, Pornchai Preechapanya 3 and Volker Hoffmann 1
TPB note: My personal experience working in rural areas in many different countries has been that local people have a lot of valuable knowledge much of which has nver been written down and is not available to students and scholars who work primarilly in libraries from books. Merging academic knowledge with practical experience should be one of the priorities of development rather than the prevailing practice of simply trying to replace local indigenous knowledge with simplistic academic knowledge.
'http://www.mdpi.com/2073-445X/3/2/414/htm'
Open external link

CROP AGRICULTURE - MECHANIZATION
Mechanized tea picking in Kenye
Technology, like this tea-picking machine in Kenya, can harness agriculture’s power to change lives. Reuters/Thomas Mukoya
Open external link




The text being discussed is available at



CAVEAT. The information on this website may only be used for socio-economic performance analysis, personal information, education and limited low profit purposes
Copyright © 2005-2017 Peter Burgess. All rights reserved.