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Animal Husbandry in Africa Climate Change Impacts and Adaptations

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Animal Husbandry In Africa

The effects of climatic change and global warming are much evident across the globe. Though their effects in the agricultural field have been extensively reported, not much is known on how they affect the livestock. Climatic changes exert both direct and indirect effects on livestock. Direct effects due to temperature, wind speed, humidity etc affect animal productivity like growth, milk […]

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Sheep and Goat Farming

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Sheep Goat Farming

Benefits of sheep and goat farming Sheep and goat are considered the most affordable animals as they can be accommodated in any weather conditions. They are often referred to as poor man’s cow as they play a key role in the livelihood of the landless, small and marginal farmers. They can survive in drought areas and can be stall-fed. They […]

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Organic Farming And Its Environmental Impact

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Organic Farming Environment Impacts

The terms organic’ and eco friendly’ often go hand in hand for reasons obvious. When the greenhouse effect and global warming are utterly straining the planet, giving rise to various chronic diseases, organic farming has become the need of the hour as its benefits are immeasurable. Organic farming benefits all the elements of life. Long Term Sustainability Environment is drastically […]

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Biodynamic Farming

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Biodynamic Farming

The advent of biodynamic farming Biodynamic farming was first introduced in Germany in 1924 by Dr Rudolf Steiner to combat rapid degeneration of soil, deterioration of food quality and seed viability and vitality that occurred due to chemical farming. Chemical farming is a consequence of world wars when the residues of chemicals used in warfare and weapon manufacturing were used […]

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Crop Agronomy In Organic Agriculture

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Crop Agronomy Organic Agriculture

What is Agronomy? Agronomy can be defined as the science that deals with the principles and practices of field management concerning major field crops with its central theme being soil-plant-environment relationship. Agronomy is an interdisciplinary science that deals with the improvement and management of specific major food crops in the world. It is an integrated and holistic field that deals […]

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Soil fertility in organic farming systems

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Soil Fertility In Organic Farming System

In organic farming systems, soil fertility implies things beyond giving plants macro and micronutrients. The fertility of soil majorly depends on plants, soil organic matter and soil biology. Organic farming enhances soil fertility by improving its physical, biological and chemical properties. This method of farming mainly aims at maintaining nutrients in their natural reservoirs and in bioavailable forms that can […]

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Milk Processing and Pasteurization

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Milk Processing and Pasteurization

Milk Processing Milk is considered one of the most nutritious foods that are consumed by people worldwide. The milk undergoes processing to increase the variety of nutrients. The processing of milk includes various operations ranging from collecting milk from the farm, storing milk in tanks, separating, pasteurizing and homogenizing to improve the quality of the milk. The milk processing equipment […]

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Fertilizer and Environmental pollution

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Fertilizer Environmental Pollution

It is known to all that fertilizers are used for proper plant development, yet would it be correct to say that they are healthy? What are fertilizers? What effects do these compounds bring upon Mother Nature? Fertilizers provide the plant, additional essential nutrients required for its growth that the soil alone cannot supply, thereby boosting the plant development and soil […]

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Effects of long term fertilizer use

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Effects of Longterm Fertilizer Use

Why does the soil need to be fertilized? For the first time, the usage of fertilizers was encouraged during the initial years of World War l. This gave agriculture a new scope along with automation and intensive cultivation. Due to continuous and intensive usage of the land, numerous forms of soil become fragile, for instance, silty soil formed on Aeolian […]