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Agricultural/Rural L


Agricultural/Rural Land UseDefinition
ADAPTIVE STRATEGIES the pattern formed by the many separate adjustments that people devise in order to obtain and use resources and solve immediate problems
AGARIAN people or societies that are farmers and therefore promote agricultural interest
AGRIBUSINESS commercial agriculture characterized by integration of different steps in the food-processing industry, usually through ownership by large corporations
AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRIALIZATION the use of machinery in agriculture, like tractors ext.
AGRICULTURAL LANDSCAPE the land that is used to farm on and what is chosen to put on the fields
AGRICULTURAL LOCATION MODEL four generalized types of economic and agricultural activities, categorized according to relative economic yield per unit area and perishability or difficulty of delivering products to market
AGRICULTURAL ORIGINS through time nomadic people noticed the growing of plants in a cycle and began to domesticate them and use for there own use
AGRICULTURE the deliberate effort to modify a portion of Earth’s surface through the cultivation of crops and the raising of livestock for subsistence or economic gain
ANIMAL DOMESTICATION domestication of animals for selling or using byproducts
AQUACULTURE the cultivation of aquatic organisms especially for food
BIOREVOLUTION the rapid transformation, or evolution, into post-humanism
BIOTECHNOLOGY a set of biological techniques developed through basic research and now applied to research and product development
COLLECTIVE FARM the farm, its buildings, and its machinery may be owned communally by the group, by an institution, or, as in communist countries, by the state
COMMERCIAL AGRICULTURE the production of crops for sale, crops intended for widespread distribution (e.g. supermarkets), and any non-food crops such as cotton and tobacco
CORE/PERIPHERY the industrialized countries are identified as the core and the developing countries are the periphery
CROP ROTATION a system of farming in which a regular succession of different crops are planted on the same land area, as opposed to growing the same crop time after time
CULTIVATION REGIONS regions were there is agricultural activity
DAIRYING the business of a dairy
DEBT-FOR-NATURE SWAP an agreement between an organization, typically a nongovernmental organization (NGO), and a developing country that has forest resources
DIFFUSION the transmission of ideas or materials from culture to culture, or from one area to another
Created by: ccaphg on 2008-04-07

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