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Agribusiness

A general term for all companies and business that engage in agriculture or food processing. Agribusiness includes farms, ranches, grocers, processing centers such as slaughterhouses, and so forth. While the term is used within agribusiness to describe itself, it often has a negative connotation describing corporate farms (as opposed to family farms). It is sometimes associated with practices deemed unethical by some, such as not giving animals sufficient space to move around before they are slaughtered. However, the term also correctly applies to food cooperatives and even family farms themselves.
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Four notions of competitiveness emerged, after a comprehensive study of the evolution of the competitiveness theory, as important in the context of agribusinesses operating for gains in the new globalized world economy, namely:
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The report provides a snapshot of women in the industry today, highlighting the areas in which there are opportunities to increase women's participation and leadership, which will improve the performance and competitiveness of agribusinesses worldwide," said Joy O'Shaughnessy, director of Women in Agribusiness at HighQuest Partners, the global food and agribusiness consultancy that completed the study.
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The school is also beginning to more fully engage local agribusinesses based in the Twin Cities, all of which is part of the school's overall marketing plans.
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