Soil Erosion Impact

“The increase in human population to a present day level of over six billion is having an impact on the biosphere that is greater than ever before”. The vast amount of impact is greatly due to three major activities including agriculture, industrialization, and urbanisation. Agriculture being one of the major activities contributing to the impact […]

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Delivering food security through conservation agriculture

Assuring food security has been a central aspect of global governance efforts to promote prosperity, peace and stability. Unfortunately, with the growing population, trade globalization, shifting in food consumption demands, water and natural resources scarcity, instability in the volume of world food aid supply, climate change and desertification on farm land, make the food security […]

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A Winter’s Night

As the cold winter sets in for the night the animals wait in apprehension for the icy winds to test their home. For the humans it is all too easy. They have all the comforts of the modern world. Sitting in their houses in their comfy chairs and central heating. While the humans are staring […]

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Battery Farming System Is Too Cruel

Among the many meaningless promises Tony Blair made to get elected, he promised he would phase out the battery farming of chickens. In some battery farms, there are chicken being forced to live in conditions we would never imagine. These conditions are horrendous as chickens are kept in cages with several other chickens. These cages […]

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Should all farming be Organic

Farming is an essential process; it provides us with food, jobs and brings money into the economy. Without farming we would not have enough food to live. With an ever-increasing population farming has had to make changes to the process to make it more efficient. Technology came first with farm machinery, which made farming a […]

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Land Management

Land management is the handling of the use and development of the land and its resources in a sustainable manner (both in suburban and urban settings).Most consider the early European settlers to have inflicted more damage on the Australian land than in the following decades. This poor-land management can largely be accounted to the poor […]

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Ever Wonder If You Could Kill What You Eat

We, as humans, have developed such a bizarre and uncomfortable relationship with non-human animals. In her short essay, Makenna Goodman describes how for dinner she had her guests come over and one had to kill a chicken for their meal. Goodman also discusses the efforts made by farmers to supply their families with farm-fresh food […]

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Factory Farming and Its Effects on the Environment

The term “factory farming” has more to it than it sounds. Factory farming is a term that makes up a multitude of disturbing images, from rows of animals packed tightly into gigantic warehouses and misused workers striving for substandard wages, to massive amounts of pollutants spilling into the environment. It is a big business that […]

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The Soil Erosion

While the nature takes from 100 to 400 years to build one centimetre of top soil, man can and often does destroy it almost overnight by haphazard land use and improvident husbandry. Irrational methods of cultivation, deforestation, destruction of natural vegetation due to over­grazing by pasturing animals etc. , accelerate denudation.Besides, failure of rains, floods, […]

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Dairy Farming

They say you never know what you have until it is gone. This may sound cliche but I can relate to this one hundred and ten percent. From the time I was born, my farm was always alive. There was an enormous amount of energy and atmosphere around my house. We raised dairy cows and […]

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Problems Faced in Farming and How We can fix them

The problems faced by farmers today are quite sensitive and with grave threats not only in their crops but also in their way of agricultural farming. This paper does not give much emphasis on issues such as fertilizer prices, fuel, herbicides and other related problems as this paper is written in the context of the […]

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Enclosure Essay

In the eighteenth century a major change in farming came about, it was called “enclosures.” Rich farmers came up with this new idea which would finish with a number of rights farmers in general had, such us common land and the open field system. Being able to enclosed an area of land meant that the […]

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