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1-10 of 15 for the Category : Agriculture and the Subcategory : Forestry

Afforestation

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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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Agroforestry

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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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Biosphere Reserves / Regions

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A Biosphere reserve is an area that has been designated by the UNESCO (United National Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) to demonstrate innovative approaches to living and working in harmony with nature.

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Deforestation

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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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Ecocide

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The term ecocide refers to the large scale destruction of the natural environment, its ecosystems or the over consumption of non-renewable resources.

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Forestry

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Forestry can be split into two different types of management. The first type relates to indigenous forestry and involves the management and utilisation of natural indigenous forests. The second refers to plantation forestry, which requires a differen

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Greenwash

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Greenwash is not a new concept. The term emerged from the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, and it entered the Concise Oxford Dictionary in 1999.

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Land Degradation

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The experts disagree on how to define land degradation and associated processes such as desertification, but as an issue it is not difficult to understand. Land degradation occurs when the economic and biological productivity of land is lost, primari

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Monoculture

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Monoculture describes the repeated growing of a single crop on a given piece of land over and over again.

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Natural Resources

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‘Natural resources’ is the term used to describe the basic materials and resources that are produced through the earth’s own inherent natural processes and systems.

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