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Agriculture

The production of food through the raising of crops and/or animals. The development of agriculture approximately 9,000 years ago is considered to be one of the most important revolutions in human thinking, one that made civilization possible. The trade of agricultural products, such as wheat or coffee, gave rise to the first exchanges. Even now, agricultural products are among the most important commodities that are traded. Very often, agriculture may only be performed in certain areas. Zoning laws regulate where farming and ranching may or may not take place. See also: Agribusiness.
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Any irregularity including denial of payment to growers against delivery of agricultural produce, fraudulent auctions, avoiding display of services by market functionaries will lead to cancellation of registration.
Africa's agricultural produce, like its mineral and oil resources, should also flow freely into China without any tariffs or other barriers.
The food industry, which provides the most basic fuel of all from a human point of view, uses a supply chain that consumes energy at every step of moving agricultural produce from the field to the table.
European Commission officials were expected to present EU/Jordan trade figures on processed and un-processed agricultural produce during 2001-2003, whilst the Jordanian delegation was to provide information about agricultural markets in Jordan.
It was once an important link to the outside world, before the roads improved, with ships bringing in building materials and taking out agricultural produce.
During 2003, says the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, cases involving theft of fruit, agricultural produce and sea products reached approximately 1,000--a 1.
Non-food uses for agricultural produce also offer real possibilities for set aside land in the European Union.
To reduce the number of people living in poverty by 144 million by 2015, rich countries should cut tariffs to 10% in agricultural produce and 5% in manufactured goods, while developing countries should reciprocate with tariff cuts to 15% and 10% in agricultural produce and manufactured goods, respectively, the World Bank said.
EFTA does not negotiate for its members on agricultural produce, but the pact includes bilateral agreements on agricultural produce between Chile and the four EFTA countries.
Bio-Ethanol is produced from agricultural produce and if it's as impressive as it sounds there seems no reason why it shouldn't crop up in other forms of motor sport like Formula 1.
A prime agricultural region such as Pembrokeshire should be ambitious in working to develop a processing and packaging industry based on agricultural produce in order to provide jobs for both town and country, " he said.
In particular, he speaks of a sixteenth-century Gothic-style palace called La Lonja, where a market of agricultural produce was installed under spiralling stone columns supporting high vaults.

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