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    When we talk about agriculture, indigenous knowledge has been practice before coming up of modern technology/science. Indigenous knowledge is a product of the adaptation of farming practices to the local Environment, creating unique indigenous farming practices and food culture. So Indigenous knowledge is the local knowledge that is unique to a culture or society. Other names for it include: ‘local knowledge’, ‘folk knowledge’, ‘people’s knowledge’, ‘traditional wisdom’ or ‘traditional science’. This knowledge is passed from generation to generation, usually by word of mouth and cultural rituals, and has been the basis for agriculture, food preparation, health care, education, conservation and the wide range of other activities that sustain societies in many parts of the world. This knowledge system of indigenous people had been often interpreted as superstition and irrational with the coming of western science. Modern man’s greedy and materialistic values and his predatory technology have seriously threatened both biodiversity and the local cultures that promote and sustain the earth’s natural heritage. There is abundant evidence which suggest that folk society’s practices promote sustainable use of biological resources and conservation of nature. A civilized body has so many things to be learnt from indigenous knowledge system of a nature bound community, especially at this high time when this planet has severely suffered from so many problems like pollution, global…

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    Bonney R. J. (2006). Farm animal welfare at work. Applied Animal Behavior Science, 100(1-2), 140-147. doi:10.1016/j.applanim.2006.04.007 In this article, Roland James Bonney discusses the problems associated with animal welfare on farms. Bonney references studies done from the Food Animal Initiative (2001) regarding their approach to improving animal welfare on farms, using ethical treatment and science to understand and develop practical solutions to solve supply standards and improvement of…

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    The Crop Rotation System

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    Humans have constantly been improving what they have already got. To achieve a more perfect version, they go through a number of eras or epochs where they try out different versions. Pablo Picasso, a Spanish painter in the 20th century, went through different periods where he drew in a specific colour to see how it affected the painting. He started off with the Blue Period, where he drew mostly blue colours (Pablo Picasso, 2015). This he used for a few years, until he switched to the Rose…

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    Rural Development and Rural Tourism This study aims to remove obstacles carried out by the state for regional rural development and sustainability. That means the heritage, culture, characteristics, and qualities of rural settlements will be preserved while these areas will be developed. The study will emphasize the importance of agriculture and how to integrate it with the wide lands and open spaces that characterize rural areas. When mass tourism began along the seaside areas, people believe…

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    Folkewall Case Study

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    Folkewall as Grey Water Treatment for Sustainable Architecture Carla T. Faner (11257806) Architectural Design 4, Bachelor of Science in Architecture, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Abstract This research study aims to explore the intersection between agriculture and urbanization in order to provide a green and sustainable source of agriculture, water purification, and insulation to architecture. It scrutinizes the technical characteristics of the folkewall to better understand the…

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    Annotated Bibliography Begg, G. S., Cook, S. M., Dye, R., Ferrante, M., Franck, P., Lavigne, C., & ... Birch, A. E. (2016). A functional overview of conservation biological control. Crop Protection, doi:10.1016/j.cropro.2016.11.008 Begg, the major author is a researcher affiliated with Hutton Institute, one of the biggest research centers in the United Kingdom. He coordinated and spearheaded the EU-PURE (Pesticide Use and Risk reduction in European farming systems) Program, a collaboration…

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    I chose to major in agricultural and consumer economics with a concentration in agribusiness markets and management because of my family’s connection to agriculture. My father is a farmer and owns his own agriculture based business. My father’s business has inspired me to work in the agriculture industry and I would like to pursue a degree directly relate to that field. One goal I have for my future is to work in my father’s company and eventually, I would like to become CEO. My experiences…

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    American Dreams Offered to Janie The American Dream can be defined as many different things. The definition of the American Dream depends on who you ask; it differs from person to person. For example, if you ask a farmer what their American Dream is they may say it is caring for their crops and livestock and living a stable life. However, if you ask a corporate executive what their American Dream is they may say it is rising to the top of the corporate ladder and making a lot of money. The…

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    The Arctic Biome

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    Biomes are subsections of the biosphere, which are categorised based on areas with similar ecosystems. Typically, ecosystems are defined via similar vegetation, since this allows the development of subsequent food webs. A prime example of this is the Arctic biome, which is made up of low lying vegetation. Although not categorised by climate, it is intrinsically linked with the distribution of the world’s major biomes, as it is the underlying cause of what types of vegetation are able to inhabit…

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    Another main theme of the book is the connection to the past and ancient cultural ideals shepherding has kept regardless of the modernization surrounding the Lake District. Throughout the book, Rebanks references how in many ways, the lifestyle has held tight to the core values of farming. While there was a shift to machinery and quad bikes in order to make life a little easier on the farmers, the overall work and beliefs have remained the same for generations. One quotes states, “the past and…

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