The experimental research of the authors from 2003-2006 on the following agricultural products: Watermelon, sugarcane, cassava, groundnuts, maize and rice. The results show that post-harvest losses of agricultural products is very high: Watermelon 6.6 - 12.6%, sugarcane 1:46 to 3:26%, Wu 8.88 - 1.18%, rice 8:36 to 12:25%, 17:02% 13:33 Lac, San slices of 13:27 to 17:49% cassava flour and 5:17 to 8:22%.
Objectives of research: To clarify the scientific base (both theoretically and practically) for recommended solutions to development of export of some key agricultural products of Vietnam in the industrialization and modernization until 2020 and with a vision to 2030.
Introduction Global food production has grown faster than the world's population over the past forty years. Yet many poor countries and millions of poor people continue to suffer from food insecurity and hunger. USDA’ Economic Research Service (ERS) estimates that a third of the population of s 67 developing countries— roughly 900 million people— currently suffer
In little more than a decade since the publication of the first edition of Science for Agriculture the
book has become a classic in its field. The book celebrated over a century of contributions by the
United States Department of Agriculture—State Agricultural Experimentation research system to
the growth of production and productivity of American agriculture.
This second edition is much more than an updating of their earlier work.
2006, the value of agricultural production contributes 25% of national GDP, which
feed production constitute 77% and 23% for livestock production. enhance livestock
produce up to 30% of total output from agriculture is one of the important components
economic development plan - the Government's social. The Government of Vietnam
committed to promoting growth and poverty reduction.
This paper presents the results of soil characteristics study and orientation for rational and sustainable use of major soil types in Thai Thuy District, Thai Binh Province, where is facing many environmental problems. The interactive process between river, sea and human activities over time has resulted in the characteristics of 10 soil types, which are grouped in 4 main classes (acid sulfate soil, saline soil, alluvial soil and sandy soil). They have been used for agricultural production (mainly for rice and other crops growing).
When toymaker Mattel launched an e-commerce website in 2009 (shop.mattel.com), it used a heavy
dose of video to increase consumer engagement and distinguish its offerings from those found on
traditional retail sites. The company, in effect, turned video into a direct sales tool: in the ﬁ rst year, as
many as 42% of the top-selling products on the Mattel site appeared after a visitor clicked on a video.
Mattel cross-promotes the store and speciﬁ c products heavily through its Facebook page and Twitter
Enormous increases in agricultural productivity can properly be associated with
the use of chemicals. This statement applies equally to crop production through
the use offertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides, as to livestock production and the
associated use of drugs, steroids, and other growth accelerators. There is,
however, a dark side to this picture and it is important to balance the benefits
which flow from the use of agricultural chemicals against their environmental
impacts, which sometimes are seriously disadvantageous.
During Vietnam’s command economy, state companie s played an important role in trading industrial commodities and agricultural products. Recent transformation toward a market-oriented economy with government intervention has stressed the emergence of new actors, particularly private traders who promote the development of the trading system, market competition and enhanced agricultural production.
In some cities, urban agriculture is an important coping strategy for households. Because women often have the responsibility for food procurement for the household, they are frequently involved in urban agricultural production and sales. Urban agriculture presents a number of challenges, including competition for scarce land, degradation of soils, and pollution .
Drawing on the collective expertise of world authorities, Ecological Basis of Agroforestry employs extensive use of tables and figures to demonstrate how ecologically sustainable agroecosystems can meet the challenges of enhancing crop productivity, soil fertility, and environmental sustainability. Divided into four sections, this comprehensive volume begins with a study of tree-crop interaction in tropical and temperate climates.
Food availability, access, stability and utilization are all part of the multi-dimensional nature of food security. The “availability” aspect, discussed here, refers to the availability of sufficient quantities of food of appropriate quality, supplied through domestic production or inputs.
Productivity is usually considered the ultimate benchmark when comparing the performance of agricultural systems. For example, those involved in agricultural research and development want to know how much yield would be reduced if conventional agriculture were converted to organic agriculture.
The concept of Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) has evolved in recent years in the context
of a rapidly changing and globalizing food economy and as a result of the concerns and
commitments of a wide range of stakeholders regarding food production and security, food
safety and quality, and the environmental sustainability of agriculture.
- of the third edition, while maintaining an emphasis on nutrition and, in particular, the effects of
processing on the nutritive value of the products as compared with that of the raw cereals.
However, some new material has been introduced, notably sections dealing with extrusion cooking
and the use of cereals for animal feed, and the section on industrial uses for cereals has been considerably
A change in the fourth edition, which readers of earlier editions will notice, is the order in which
the material is presented.
RAP publication 2002/04
LYCHEE PRODUCTION IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS REGIONAL OFFICE FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC BANGKOK, THAILAND, MARCH 2002
LYCHEE PRODUCTION IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION
Edited by Minas K. Papademetriou Frank J.
To meet the growing demand for safe vegetables, the assessment of understanding and awareness of risk producers of plant protection drugs increasingly are concerned, so that, with appropriate measures of hazards and reduce harmful levels of chemicals in the product. Therefore, this study was to assess the awareness of local people about the risks of plant protection drugs
In response to increasing concerns about degradation of natural resources and
the sustainability of agricultural production potentials in many poor regions
of the world, many national and international organisations have initiated
research and development programmes for natural resource management
Biofuels such as bioethanol are becoming a viable alternative
to fossil fuels. Utilizing agricultural biomass for the production
of biofuel has drawn much interest in many science and
engineering disciplines. As one of the major crops, maize
offers promise in this regard. Compared to other crops with
biofuel potential, maize can provide both starch (seed) and
cellulosic (stover) material for bioethanol production.
The essential oil industry is under threat from numerous issues at present. Rising
agricultural input costs, particularly petrochemical based fertilizers and fuels are squeezing
farmers’ profit margins. Rising food prices and the increasing value of housing and industrial
land prices is creating competition for land, particularly around populated areas. Adverse
weather conditions and changing climate are creating both short and long term problems.
Poor crop yields are occurring much more regularly than before because of unusually heavy
rain, hail, floods, heat-waves and cold snaps....
The Science of Animal Agriculture is directed toward teaching the
basic science concepts involved in the production of agricultural
animals. This newly revised edition contains the latest up-to-date
information regarding the scientifi c aspect of the agricultural
industry. All facets of modern agriculture are based on science.
From the most rudimentary cultural practices to the most complicated
biotechnology techniques, scientifi c research has produced
the phenomenon known as American agriculture....