Futures contract: a contract to buy or sell a stated commodity or financial claim at a specified price at some specified future time.
Suppose a farmer plans to harvest 10,000 bushels of corn in 6 months. The current price is $2.50 per bushel. The farmer sells a futures contract, which will allow him to sell corn at 2.50 per bushel in 6 months.
If the price of corn falls to $2.00 per bushel, the farmer loses $5,000 ($0.50 x 10,000 bushels) on his corn, but gains $5,000 on his futures contract....
Seafish, in collaboration with a panel of representatives from various sections of the trade and
including Government Ministries and Environmental Health Organisations, is drafting
comprehensive guidance for the facilities, practices and management of businesses handling
In response to the need of industry to comply with the requirements of food safety legislation,
particularly in respect of the facilities that must be provided, these particular Guidelines for
facilities and equipment have been produced....
In much of the world without artifi cial irrigation, the
agricultural year can be divided into a crop production
period followed by a post-harvest period. Crop production
lasts for three months or more but the post-harvest
period may stretch from the end of one growing season
to the next, often at least six months. If there is only one
rainy season then it may last for as long as ten months.
In the European Union, intervention storage may last for
The success of the implementation of a New Policy Proposal will be judged in terms of the benefits delivered –
i.e. the measurable improvements resulting from outcomes which are perceived as an advantage by
From the moment the first elements of change are introduced into the operations of a department or agency
and on-the-ground in the public arena, expectations will be met or not met.
Project management ~PM! tools, techniques, and processes have
become a professional management discipline to initiate, plan,
control, and close out one-of-a-kind endeavors. Corporate organi-
zations are in favor of PM tools and practices that are well suit-
able for today’s rapidly changing business environment. Further-
more, the level of PM maturity that assesses an organization’s
current levels of PM practices has become sophisticated over the
Many Practices Adopted to Some Degree. When we
consider those charities and congregations that say they
have adopted these practices to some degree, however,
we get a different picture. Except for the uncommon
practice of outcome measurement among congregations,
all nine items are practiced by a majority of charities
and congregations at least to some degree. For example,
although only 25 percent of charities say they offer
training and professional development opportunities
for volunteers to a large degree, another 49 percent
say that they offer these opportunities to some degree.
Canada and Greenland both hunt harp seals from the same population (the northwest Atlantic stock). The Canadian and Greenland governments have been exchanging information on their respective hunts and have agreed to continue such exchanges with the intent of verifying harvest activities and strengthening conservation. Discussions are also underway with Greenland scientists on a possible joint Satellite tagging program to better define seal movements and stock boundaries.
The annual catch of harp seals in Greenland has been increasing in recent years to about 80,000 animals.
Unit 17: Post – Harvest system outlines the steps involved in traditional processing of cereals. It is vital that project planners and managers consider the traditional technologies in their particular socio – economic context when introducing any technical improvements or adaptations.
Chương 3: MÔI TRƯỜNG PHÁT TRIỂN
Vào thập niên 1990 Hội đồng quản trị của Công ty Internationnal Harvester đã sa thải Tổng Giám đốc là Archie Mc Cardell do công ty này đã thua lỗ hàng chục triệu đô la Mỹ trong vòng một tháng.
Agromisa receives many questions about agricultural problems that directly or indirectly involve soil fertility problems. Often crop returns have decreased, so farmers want to know how to regain previous harvest levels. Lack of soil fertility causes decreased yields but many plant diseases are also related to poor soil fertility
Aquaculture is a general term for the resource, giving the human animal from the environment and human exploitation, aquaculture harvest used for food, raw materials or sold on the market. In the aquatic species, most commonly used fishing activities, aquaculture and exploitation of fish.
The main objective of the project is to develop and expand clam technology (production of seeds and livestock) to sustain the livelihoods of poor farmers in coastal North Central Province and develop a management strategy contributes sustainable water use clam aquaculture farms to improve water use thai.Trong tomtrang six months, the focus of the project is focused in the following two aspects. (1) Prepare and create favorable conditions for the agreement between stakeholders and research organizations to carry out 'on farm trials.
The fruit industry in Vietnam has a great potential and plays an important role in
agricultural production. In 2003, Vietnam exported US$43 million of high value fruit to
high-income countries and imported US$14 million of fruit and vegetables. Vietnam is
experiencing difficulties in competing with other Asian nations in export markets and its
own domestic market, especially with China and Thailand. This suggests that Vietnam’s
horticultural industries require substantial development to be globally competitive.
Vietnamese consumers are demanding safer and higher quality fruit.
small water bodies like ponds now contributes 80% of the country’s inland
fish production. However, future growth in freshwater aquaculture to meet
rising demand for fish is likely to be constrained by limited supplies of land for
digging new ponds and of water to fill them.
In this context, reservoirs offer immense scope for increasing fish production.
Ecological Applications at the Level of Population Interactions: Pest Control and Harvest Management
Humans are very much a part of all ecosystems. Our activities sometimes motivate us to drive towards extinction the species we identify as pests, to kill individuals of species we harvest for food or ﬁber while ensuring the persistence of their populations.
Rau quả đóng một vai trò đáng kể cho nông dân có số lượng lớn các hộ gia đình nông thôn đã được
tham gia vào sản xuất rau và thương mại. Tuy nhiên, Việt Nam đang phải đối mặt với một số thực tế
vấn đề sau thu hoạch đặc biệt là sản xuất rau đã-được nhanh chóng qua tăng
cuối thập kỷ. Các tổn thất sau thu hoạch vẫn còn rất cao với 25-30% trung bình do Điểm yếu
công nghệ sau thu hoạch.
Challenges to sustaining the productivity of oceanic and coastal fisheries
have become more critical and complex as these fisheries reach the upper
limits to ocean harvests. In addition, it is now clear that we are managing
interactive and dynamic food webs rather than sets of independent single-species
From before the time Raven stole the sun and shed light on the world below,
the Gitxaal /
a people have lived in their territories along the north coast of
British Columbia. Gitxaal /
a laws (Ayaawk) and history (Adaawk) describe in
precise detail the relationships of trust, honor, and respect that are appro-
priate for the well-being and continuance of the people and, as important-
ly, define the rights of ownership over land, sea, and resources within the
The Bank, IMF and World Bank participated in a Government Forum organized in March 2011 to discuss the recently approved Strategy for Arrears Clearance. A major conclusion from the workshop was the importance of reaching agreement on a Staff Monitored Program with the IMF as a critical component of the path towards arrears clearance and debt relief and a grandfathering of Zimbabwe by the IDA Executive Board if it is to benefit from the HIPC Initiative.
The importance of sustainable management of non-market forest goods and services has increased
during the last few years. This is also reflected in a number of policy documents within the EU. The
new EU Rural Development Regulation speaks about the “non-productive investments", as
investments to enhance the public amenity value of forests. The stakeholder consultation process
within the EU Forestry Strategy and the report of the strategy’s implementation identify the issue of
creating markets for currently non-market forest goods and services as an emerging issue.