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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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A rhetoric and political struggle for/against environmental governance policies are especially vivid in the Brazilian Congress where lobbies for agrobusiness have gained power in the previous decade.
AMA Agricultural Industries was among the agrobusiness sites Shelly visited in December, 2012, while touring Israel.
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So wird die Vulnerabilitat von Kleinbauern und--bauerinnen in vielen Regionen Lateinamerikas weniger durch veranderte Niederschlagsmuster und Temperaturen bestimmt als in erster Linie durch die kolonial gepragten ungleichen Landbesitzverhaltnisse sowie eine Agrarpolitik, die sich der Exportforderung und dem Agrobusiness verschrieben hat (Dietz 2011, S.
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(*) Mimoza Koka, Phd is at the Tirana Agricultural University, Agrobusiness and Economy Faculty, Kamez.