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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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The worst affected coastal farmers in Keti Bunder, Thatta district have also received water through their Odero Canal and hope to cultivate vegetables instantly to recover long time losses due to water scarcity.
Going forward, Banks says he'd like to see more collaboration between Cultivate and some of his other brands.
Such exercises not only increase the L2 student's lexical and grammatical abilities, but also cultivate skills required for pursuing the foreign language, and a study of its literature, at more advanced levels.
Cultivate change with an ongoing renewal process that combats the formation of vested interests, and instead fosters the creation of an organizational climate wherein employees expect necessary change and embrace it.
5 Kyodo A startup venture was launched Friday to cultivate mucous membranes and cartilage from the human mouth into artificial skin for commercial use in medical treatments.
The French philosopher Voltaire told would-be do-gooders 200 years ago to cultivate their own gardens.
Eng Tabuk said, 'The ministry conducted a study to cultivate the imported cacti as a field experiment in Salalah.
Two farmers were also brought to cultivate the crop.
FAISALABAD -- Agriculture experts have advised farmers to cultivate soybean during February for better production.
District chiefs, who attended a gathering in Lashkargah, the provincial capital, said farmers had decided to cultivate poppy crops in their fields.
November 29, 2012 (RUMBEK) - Authorities in Lakes state say that crops have failed in all eight of the state's counties due to a lack of rainfall and are encouraging farmers to do more to cultivate their land.