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cultivate

[′kəl·tə‚vāt]
(agriculture)
To prepare soil for the raising of crops.
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No strong correlation between bacteria cultivatable heterotrophic bacteria concentrations and marine environmental conditions was found during the study period.
Or as populations begin to outgrow the area of cultivatable land, they start to move up the mountains and plow land that should never be plowed.
To send them back home, we have started initial satellite surveys for the rehabilitation of their homes, business and cultivatable lands," he said.
lurida fishery, and running the oyster reserves based on industry interests hindered preservation of the species after alternative cultivatable species were made available.
A local resident, Shamsullah, 40, says the area people were facing severe shortage of irrigation water as a result the cultivatable lands were becoming barren and unfruitful in the region.
Millions of organized landless peasants and rural workers struggling for cultivatable land are criminalized, repressed, assassinated or jailed and their families are driven into disease-ridden urban slums.
It doesn't compete with the world's food supply or even cultivatable land, and it significantly reduces the need for landfills which produce greenhouse gases and can leach toxins into groundwater," he adds.
As the need for biofuels increases, our cultivatable land is going to come under more pressure.
From the survey findings (1992-2003), women headed households (WHHs) consistently reported less cultivatable land among their assets.
However, the list of environmental and climate disasters doesn't limit damage to migration and demographic change; its biggest impact is on agriculture, which is threatened with seeing the area of cultivatable land shrink, and the level of production fall, while demand is increasing in line with the rising world population.
This research-focused joint venture will allow us to develop more sustainable technologies to address the global challenges of improving agricultural economics -- enhancing farmers' quality of life and securing the world's food supply on a decreasing amount of cultivatable land.
She said cultivatable land supply is small - with little more than half-an-acre for each person on the planet - and it will have to supply biofuels as well as food.