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IGBO SCHOLARS FORUM, Nigeriahas three international Journals all of which are multidisciplinary journals aiming to search, collect, analyse and evaluate Igbo/African thoughts and beliefs as it concerns Humanity and her world of Science, Religion, Politics, Education, Medicine, Economy, Social life, History, Law and Order, Culture and Civilizati...
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IGBO SCHOLARS FORUM, Nigeria has three international Journals all of which are multidisciplinary journals aiming to search, collect, analyse and evaluate Igbo/African thoughts and beliefs as it concerns Humanity and her world of Science, Religion, Politics, Education, Medicine, Economy, Social life, History, Law and Order, Culture and Civilization,...
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IGBO SCHOLARS FORUM, Nigeria has three international Journals all of which are multidisciplinary journals aiming to search, collect, analyse and evaluate Igbo/African thoughts and beliefs as it concerns Humanity and her world of Science, Religion, Politics, Education, Medicine, Economy, Social life, History, Law and Order, Culture and Civilization,...
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Digital farming is a novel agricultural philosophy that aims to maximize a crop yield with the minimal environmental impact. Digital farming requires the development of technologies that can work directly in the field providing information about a plant health. Raman spectroscopy (RS) is an emerging analytical technique that can be used for non-inv...
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Agriculture and philosophy have been parts of a whole across history and remain so. Philosophy informs wellbeing and contentment amidst the vagaries of existence, the primary concern of which has always been security of food. Science, once known as natural philosophy, is a major means of philosophical advance today. Agricultural science is presente...
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China has been noted as one of the three sovereign hubs of the origin of ancient agriculture. Specifically, millets like foxtail millet (Setaria italica) and broomcorn millet (Panicum miliaceum) and rice (Oryza sativa), were and are imperative crops for the ancient as well as present Chinese people. In this regard, rice and millets are valuable cro...
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This paper situates itself within the conversations about food security and sovereignty. Food security requires that 'all people at all times have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life' (FAO 1996). Food sovereignty focuses on the right of...
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The present study examines the Saekgyeong (Classic of Husbandry; 1676), an agricultural manual dating from the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), and the agricultural thought of its author by Park Se-dang (pen name: Seogye; 1629-1703), a scholar. Its purpose lies in exploring the value of contemporary urban agriculture based on an examination of the attit...
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Through innovative geographic information systems (GIS), and extensive ground-­‐based measurements, a significant number of Petra's tombs, structures, and monuments were found to display distinctive alignments to the Sun, on its primary marker days of the solstices and equinoxes in this preliminary architectural inventory. Of Petra's most prominent...
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Dynamics and implications of the land reform in Zimbabwe before the year 2000 have been variously examined elsewhere (Moyo, 1986, 1995, 1999,2000; Alexander, 2003, Stoneman 2000, Cliffe, 2000, Mandaza, 1986, Palmer, 1990) and are not the focus of this chapter. It is the Fast Track Land Reform Programme (FTLRP) of the year 2000 which is our focus. A...
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This paper focused on the evaluation of undergraduate study programs in agriculture for a selected group of universities from Louisiana and Texas in the US, and France and Italy. Eight samples of graduating students (n = 20) from each institution participated in a quantitative survey. Qualitative data were collected through interviews with sixteen...
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This paper approached curriculum development strategies and implementation after an evaluation study of undergraduate study programs in agriculture for selected universities from Louisiana and Texas in the U.S., and France and Italy in Europe. This research aimed at measuring students' understanding of concepts and issues in sustainable agriculture...
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Uptake of the Precision Agriculture philosophy in Australia will be driven by the development of systems that complement or improve the efficiencies in existing farming operations. Of most interest is the possibility for variable-rate application of crop inputs and ameliorants at the within-field scale, mainly due the dominance of inorganic fertili...
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IGBO SCHOLARS FORUM, Nigeria has three international Journals all of which are multidisciplinary journals aiming to search, collect, analyse and evaluate Igbo/African thoughts and beliefs as it concerns Humanity and her world of Science, Religion, Politics, Education, Medicine, Economy, Social life, History, Law and Order, Culture and Civilizat...
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This chapter focuses on agronomy and agricultural philosophy in Padua in the 1840s. It examines the reasons for the inability of Padua’s Agrobotanical Garden, a formerly avant-garde institution, to respond to the challenges of the mid-century. In Sect. 9.2, I argue that influential landowners like Andrea Cittadella Vigodarzere advocated a peculiar...
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W. E. B. Du Bois frequently wrote lists of books that he recommended others to read. One of the most intriguing of these lists occurs in his 1911 novel The Quest of the Silver Fleece. As the hero Bles scans the bookshelf of the heroine Zora, he notes six works or collections of works by name: Plato’s Republic, Gorky’s Comrades, an encyclopedia of a...
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Conservation biological control (CBC) makes valuable contributions to productivity in High Plains agriculture. Despite some notable exceptions, CBC holds a wide range of potentially damaging pests under natural control, largely due to the actions of beneficial arthropod species that have endured more than a century of forced adaptation to an increa...
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Notions of human wellbeing can be used to evaluate and plan technological innovation and engineering design. However, current engineering practices and most engineering education curricula do not adequately deal with wellbeing. A set of interdisciplinary courses at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez are proposed by the authors to fill this gap...
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To raise public awareness on the environmental and economic benefits of organic agriculture and agroecology (OA & AE), education is considered key. The EU funded project Organic.Edunet aims at providing a freely-available portal where learning contents on OA & AE can be published and accessed through specialized technologies. This paper describes a...
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The boll weevil, Anthonomus grandis grandis Boheman, probably arrived in the United States near Brownsville, Tex., about 1892. In the next 30 years, this pest thundered across the U.S. Cotton Belt, leaving in its path destruction and devastation, causing shifts in agricultural production and social structure of the real South, and in reality shapin...