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AGRICULTURE. The art of cultivating the earth in order to obtain from it the divers things it can produce; and particularly what is useful to man, as grain, fruit's, cotton, flax, and other things. Domat, Dr. Pub. liv. tit. 14, s. 1, n. 1.

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In this respect, data compiled by IFPRI show that African women perform about 90% of the work of processing food crops, 80% of the work of food storage and transportation from the farm to village, 90% of hoeing and weeding, and 60% of the work of harvesting and marketing (Quisumbing et al (1995).
The sectors of food crop especially second crop, plantation, animal husbandry and horticulture are expected to contribute to the growth rate.
One official responds that farmers deliberately plant food crops amid the coca to fool the crop-dusters.
Most of the water is distributed to producing cash crops, not for irrigation of food crops. Cash crops, which are often water-intensive, may also exacerbate the problem of desertification.
Until about 1980 the EU favored food crops, virtually confining the land to broadleaf species.
United Nations officials say a drought in eastern Cuba is the worst in at least 40 years and caused an estimated US$60 million in losses to food crops, directly affecting more than half a million people, reports CANA-Reuters (July 25, 1998).
This is the concentration threshold that has been observed to cause reductions in the yields of food crops.
Or is it a plot by multinational agribusiness corporations to keep raking in super profits by supplying seeds that cannot regerminate?Another annoyance is that the Crops (Food Crops) Regulations 2018 contains a plethora of penalties for those who would prevent newly appointed food inspectors to do their jobs.
Water used for irrigating food crops could soon be subjected to laboratory tests if a new Bill by the Ministry of Agriculture becomes law.
Pakistan is good at producing best quality food crops that also make up for a significant amount of export receipts.
He noted that many lands, including those in Mindanao, have been converted to produce cash crops that are mainly for export instead of food crops to meet the Filipinos' rice requirements.