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Local Agricultural Markets

April 19, 2012

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Farmers bear the task of feeding the worlds inhabitants.  Farmers cultivate crops including fruit and vegetable on large holdings or on small plots.  The type of crops that are cultivated by farmers depends on the reason that the crop is being cultivated.  Some of the common reasons for cultivating crops include: – feed family -feed […]

Classification of Fruit

March 21, 2012

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In the field of botany a fruit is defined as the ripened ovary of a flowering plant which contains one or more seeds (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/fruit).  Fruit is classified based on their scientific characteristics.  There are four major classes of fruit: simple fruit, aggregate fruit, multiple fruit, and accessory fruit (http://www.buzzle.com/articles/fruit-types-list-of-fruits-by-type.html).  

Investors in Agriculture

March 10, 2012

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10-03-2012 Global Green Investors in crops and farmland in Ukraine http://www.ggagriculture.com/ [09-03-2012]

Grouping Countries

March 7, 2012

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Countries grouped by trade: OECS Countries Anguilla Antigua and Barbuda British Virgin Island Dominica Grenada Monsterrat Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Vincent and Grenadines http://wiki.answers.com/Q/List_all_member_countries_of_oecs

Agriculture Dataset

March 5, 2012

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OECS Development Challenges http://siteresources.worldbank.org/IDA/Resources/IDA-OECS.pdf World Bank Agriculture Datasets http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SP.RUR.TOTL.ZS/countries?display=default

Precision Farming

March 5, 2012

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Benefits and cost of precision farming GPS Technology used to improve productivity and farm management

Agricultural Issues

March 5, 2012

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FAO video talks about problems faced by farmers in South America caused by migration of population.  Video found on youtube:   Screenshot from the Food and Agriculture Organisation website shows food waste in Grenada in 2004 exceeds the amount of any exported commodity Screenshot from the Food and Agriculture Organisation website shows Nutmeg, Mace and […]