Arable Land

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Arable Land

 

agricultural land that is systematically tilled and used for crops. Arable land includes fields for crop rotation (including fallow land), gardens, and land being cleared for cultivation. Arable land made up 30 percent of the world’s agricultural land in 1960 and 32 percent in 1973. The corresponding figures for the USSR were 40.9 percent and 37 percent.

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Parliament has been informed that all the Integrated Support Programme for Arable Agriculture Development (ISPAAD) tractors were serviced at the end of the 2016/2017 ploughing season.
This project is in line with government initiatives like: NAMPAAD, which seeks to improve the performance of the agricultural sector, by modernizing it through the introduction of improved technologies and efficient use and management of land and water resources (National Master Plan for the Arable Agriculture and Dairy Development, NAMPAAD); ISPAAD, which aims to address challenges facing arable farmers and the inherent low productivity of the arable sub sector through Cluster Fencing, Provision of Potable Water, Provision of Seeds, Provision of fertilizers, Facilitation of access to Credit, Establishment of Agricultural Service Centre s and Draught Power Provision; Vision 2016 Pillar- A prosperous, productive and innovative nation.
The problems encountered by rural women farmers in arable agriculture were also obtained from the survey.
Meeting houses and churches are informal channels through which rural women access information and/or services concerning arable agriculture.
It will look at how crop protection based on agrochemicals has revolutionised arable agriculture and horticulture.
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Even without the need to grow feed for animals, the intensive arable agriculture required to feed us all would decimate our wildlife.
Arable agriculture now conducts many of its activities at night, while animal husbandry is dictated by the needs of the animals - not time zones.
The encyclopaedia should be an important reference document for anyone working in arable agriculture and it complements the HGCA Wheat Disease Management Guide 2006 by giving more detailed information about wheat diseases.