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cultivate

[′kəl·tə‚vāt]
(agriculture)
To prepare soil for the raising of crops.
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The shortage of cultivable land, along with often low and erratic rainfall, means that in the best of times food self-reliance is a hard fought matter in Eritrea.
This region, out on the bounds of cultivable land, gives another clear example of the delicate equilibrium that existed between resources and population, the effects of the change in climate, the role of demographic and agricultural cycles, the exaggeration of conventional distinctions between 'free' and 'unfree' peasantries, and their extraordinarily innovative powers in agriculture, trade and industry.
14 Kyodo Myanmar's military government has transferred large tracts of what it calls cultivable wasteland to private companies with a 30-year guarantee that the land will not be renationalized, in a bid to step up agricultural output.
Estimates regarding the operational distribution of land holdings in the Rechna Doab are made across different farm-size groups and their relationship with unused cultivable lands.
The availability of cultivable land is limited, thus the need to improve agricultural productivity in order to satisfy the hunger of growing population is on a rise.
The modus operandi adopted by accused persons was that in 2009 Director Naval Families Rehabilitation Organization, Bahawalpur, sent an application stating therein that about 1976 Kanals land allotted to Pakistan Navy is not cultivable therefore it may be exchanged with better and cultivable land.
Ghufran said that the inhabitants of Hesara Yaseenzai were faced the grave threat of floods as they lived on the bank of Swat River adding that there was no arrangements of spur or metallic embankment and every year hundreds of cultivable lands eroded when floods hit the area.
FARMHOUSE owners and residents of Aravali Retreat in Gurgaon district are feeling the heat after the district administration has threatened to declare their property as ' Gair Mumkin Pahad' ( Non- cultivable lands).
However, the cultivable lands in the province are highly deficient in soil nutrients due to an extensive cropping especially areas where farmers produce more than two high yielding, extensive and exhaustive crops per year.
11 (SUNA)- The Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation, Engineer Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid, stressed that Sudan, based its its vast cultivable lands, abundant water and good infrastructures, is qualified to be the top country in securing food to the world which is suffering from the food gap.
The authorities said that indiscriminate flattening of slopes and cutting of trees to create cultivable plots on the Western Ghats not just wiped out Malin, but have put 17 other villages at risk.
At least 30 disputes over ownership of mountains, deserts, forests and cultivable land were settled by a joint commission having representatives of government institutions, civil society and tribal elders, the Khost governor said.