Agriculture

Farming

Annual or season's yield of plants that grow in significant quantities to be harvested as food, as livestock fodder, or for any other economic purpose. This category includes agricultural production data and statistics, crop species as well as agricultural techniques related to cropping.

Keywords: farming, crops, cereals, vegetables, fruits, fibers, plant production, tree farming, crop harvesting, crop calendar, cropping pattern, cropping intensity.

Livestock and animal health

Domesticated animal reared in an agricultural setting to produce animal products as food or fibres. The term livestock as used in this context comprises also poultry and pig farming. This category includes animal diseases affecting livestock that can have a devastating impact on animal productivity and production as well as animal diseases transmissible to humans (zoonoses).

Keywords: livestock, livestock production, cattle, animal husbandry, poultry farming, pig farming, animal disease, transboundary disease, vectorial disease, rinderpest RP, foot-and-mouth disease FMD, highly pathogenic avian influenza HPAI,  African swine fever ASF, rift valley fever RVF.

Agroclimatology 

Quantification of crops yield response to meteorological and climatic conditions.

Keywords: agro-climatology, precipitation, evapotranspiration, water-use efficiency, water availability, crop yield.

last updated:  Wednesday, May 6, 2009