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ch10 vocab

agriculture and rural land use

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Agriculture Production of food and goods through farming and forestry.
Agribusiness that refers to the various businesses involved in food production, including farming and contract farming, seed supply, agrichemicals, farm machinery, wholesale and distribution, processing, marketing, and retail sales.
Commercial Agriculture The production of crops for sale, crops intended for widespread distribution to wholesalers or retail outlets (e.g. supermarkets), and any non-food crops such as cotton and tobacco.
Extensive Agriculture is an agricultural production system that uses small inputs of labor, fertilizers, and capital, relative to the land area being farmed.
Intense Agriculture characterized by the high inputs of capital, labour, or heavy usage of technologies such as pesticides and chemical fertilizers relative to land area.
Agrarian is a social and political philosophy which stresses the viewpoint that a rural or semi-rural lifestyle.(Cleaner safer farms)
Debt-for-Nature Swap financial transactions in which a portion of a developing nation's foreign debt is forgiven in exchange for local investments in conservation measures.
Created by: apierce on 2009-04-02



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