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1-10 of 38 for the Category : Agriculture and the Subcategory : Agriculture - General


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Afforestation refers to the establishment of commercial tree crops by purposeful planting on land previously not used for tree crops, e.g. the establishment of monocultures of pines, eucalypts or wattles in areas of primary grassland in South Africa.

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Agriculture is the formalised and structured means by which humankind grows food to feed the growing population.

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Agroforestry is the practice of combining agriculture and forestry technologies to optimise the use of land, to prevent land degradation and to produce more sustainable land-use systems.

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Animal Welfare

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A key element to the definition of ‘animal welfare’ is that no objection is raised to the use of animals per se provided that humane standards and treatment applied throughout the animals’ lives and that the method of killing is humane in accor

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Biological diversity - or biodiversity - is a term used to describe the variety of life and the interactions between living organisms.

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Biomass is a term used to denote large quantities of biological material, usually in a dead state, that can be used for some useful purpose.

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Carrying Capacity

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Carrying capacity, in the case of organisms, is the maximum number of organisms that can be supported, fed or is able to survive in any specific habitat or ecosystem without causing the breakdown of the habitat or ecosystem.

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Composting is the decomposition of plant and other organic remains to make an earthy, dark, crumbly substance that will enrich soil. Composting is one of the natural alternatives to using synthetic fertilisers.

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Contaminated Land

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One by-product of industrial society is an increase in contaminated land resulting from releases of chemicals, illegal dumping, seepages and disposal of off-specification products in the ground.

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The world’s forests, both temperate and tropical, are under enormous pressures from disease (often as a result of air pollution, notably from acid rain), felling for timber needs, clearing for agriculture, or loss under reservoirs through the dammi

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