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Insect and Hydroponic Farming in Africa

Insect and Hydroponic Farming in Africa Book
Author : Dorte Verner,Nanna Roos,Afton Halloran,Glenn Surabian,Maximillian Ashwill,Saleema Vellani,Yasuo Konishi
Publisher : World Bank Publications
Release : 2021-12-16
ISBN : 1464817677
File Size : 20,8 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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Interestingly, some relief from today's woes may come from ancient human practices. While current agri-food production models rely on abundant supplies of water, energy, and arable land and generate significant greenhouse gas emissions in addition to forest and biodiversity loss, past practices point toward more affordable and sustainable paths. Different forms of insect farming and soilless crop farming, or hydroponics, have existed for centuries. In this report the authors make a persuasive case that frontier agriculture, particularly insect and hydroponic farming, can complement conventional agriculture. Both technologies reuse society's agricultural and organic industrial waste to produce nutritious food and animal feed without continuing to deplete the planet's land and water resources, thereby converting the world's wasteful linear food economy into a sustainable, circular food economy. As the report shows, insect and hydroponic farming can create jobs, diversify livelihoods, improve nutrition, and provide many other benefits in African and fragile, conflict-affected countries. Together with other investments in climate-smart agriculture, such as trees on farms, alternate wetting and drying rice systems, conservation agriculture, and sustainable livestock, these technologies are part of a promising menu of solutions that can help countries move their land, food, water, and agriculture systems toward greater sustainability and reduced emissions. This is a key consideration as the World Bank renews its commitment to support countries' climate action plans. This book is the Bank's first attempt to look at insect and hydroponic farming as possible solutions to the world's climate and food and nutrition security crisis and may represent a new chapter in the Bank's evolving efforts to help feed and sustain the planet.

Hydroponics and Protected Cultivation

Hydroponics and Protected Cultivation Book
Author : Lynette Morgan
Publisher : CABI
Release : 2021-03-12
ISBN : 1789244838
File Size : 34,8 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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A comprehensive, practical text which covers a diverse range of hydroponic and protected cropping techniques, systems, greenhouse types and environments. It also details the use of indoor plant factories, vertical systems, organic hydroponics and aquaponics. Worldwide hydroponic cropping operations can vary from large, corporate producers running many hectares of greenhouse systems particularly for crops such as tomato, cucumber, capsicum and lettuce, to smaller-scale growers growing fresh produce for local markets.

Insect and Hydroponic Farming in Africa

Insect and Hydroponic Farming in Africa Book
Author : Dorte Verner,Nanna Roos,Afton Halloran
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021-11
ISBN : 9781464817663
File Size : 47,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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This book presents an inclusive, and resilient solution to Africa's wide-ranging food security challenges, particularly in fragility, conflict, and violence-affected countries. It assesses the costs and benefits of using two frontier agriculture technologies, insect farming and plant hydroponics, to create a circular food economy in Africa.

Innovative Technologies for Vertical Farming

Innovative Technologies for Vertical Farming Book
Author : Jung Eek Son,Eiji Goto,Murat Kacira,Francesco Orsini
Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
Release : 2022-06-16
ISBN : 2889763889
File Size : 41,6 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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Download Innovative Technologies for Vertical Farming book written by Jung Eek Son,Eiji Goto,Murat Kacira,Francesco Orsini and published by Frontiers Media SA with total hardcover pages 187 . Available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, read book directly with any devices anywhere and anytime.

Farming System and Sustainable Agriculture

Farming System and Sustainable Agriculture Book
Author : S.S. Walia,U.S. Walia
Publisher : Scientific Publishers
Release : 2020-05-13
ISBN : 9388812921
File Size : 37,6 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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The land holding of the farmer is decreasing day by day due to urbanisation and there is no chance for horizontal increase in agricultural land. To increase the income of the farmers, few steps for vertical increase in agricultural production have been discussed in this book. A detailed and comprehensive information regarding the historical background of farming system, farming system and its components, integrated farming system and allied enterprises, integrated farming system models in different agroclimatic zones, role of integrated farming system in agriculture and livelihood security, resource cycling and flow of energy in different farming systems, role of crop residues in agriculture, farming system of dryland agriculture, role of agroforestry in farming system, scope of organic farming in farming system have been given. A detailed information regarding the latest concepts of agronomy like conservation agriculture strategies in cropping system, sustainable agriculture, scope of hydroponics techniques in agriculture have also been discussed. In the end tools for determining production and efficiencies in cropping and farming system have also been given.

Hydroponic Food Production

Hydroponic Food Production Book
Author : Howard M. Resh
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2022-04-21
ISBN : 1000518043
File Size : 41,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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The eighth edition of Hydroponic Food Production: A Definitive Guidebook for the Advanced Home Gardener and the Commercial Hydroponic Grower serves as a comprehensive guide to soilless culture (hydroponics) for hobby and commercial growers. Extensively updated from the seventh edition published in 2013, this bestseller is a "methods" book to show the reader how to set up a hydroponic operation with the options of using any of many hydroponic cultures presently used in the industry to grow vegetable crops. Written by Dr Howard M. Resh, a recognized authority worldwide on hydroponics, the book presents detailed information on hydroponic growing systems and features more than 600 photographs (200 in full color), drawings, and tables. New to this edition: Presents greenhouse environmental control systems and examples of sustainable greenhouse technology, and demonstrates uses of automation and robotics in harvesting, grading, and packing. Introduces indoor vertical farming, and vertical growing systems, as well as the expansion of tropical hydroponics and rooftop greenhouses. Provides information on automation in large-scale raft culture and nutrient film technique (NFT) operations in the growing of lettuce, leafy greens, and herbs. A new chapter 12 discusses control of environmental factors in greenhouses. It covers information on systems to regulate temperature, relative humidity, carbon dioxide enrichment, lighting, and fertigation with examples of sustainable greenhouse technology. This chapter demonstrates automation in the regulation of the greenhouse environment to crop production methods with emphasis on robotics in harvesting to transporting, grading, and packing equipment. The use of retractable roof structures in tropical, humid climates is an alternative for growing greenhouse crops. A new chapter 14 describes vertical indoor farming. It presents background information on early vertical greenhouses and sack culture systems to present vertical systems used by greenhouses and existing vertical greenhouses and future concepts. Vertical indoor farming reviews systems of vertical tiers of shelving growing lettuce, leafy greens, and herbs under LED lighting in large warehouses. The chapter exemplifies automation in these vertical farms with each specific system and it contains information on vertical growing in containers and/or modular units. Chapter 15 contains new information on tropical hydroponics describing hydroponics in Peru. Expansions of rooftop greenhouses with new locations in New York, Chicago, and Montreal display updated facilities and crops.

Hydroponic Gardening for Beginners

Hydroponic Gardening for Beginners Book
Author : Basil Green
Publisher : Stonebank Publishing
Release : 2021-04-21
ISBN : 0987650XXX
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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If You Don't Know Where to Start, or Want to Start Growing Your Hydroponic Garden NOW Then Keep Reading... Avoid the FATAL pitfalls & mistakes Green Thumb's make with this essential guide to Hydroponic Gardening! Insider grower secrets, strategies, & tactics are shared within! Everything from strategic growing conditions for successfully cultivating your grows (that you may not have yet discovered!) to Hydroponic Gardening myths BUSTED (Page 74) are treated in this book. Whatever your goals for having a vibrant & glowing hydroponic garden are, you're looking at the answer. It DOES NOT matter how much or little you know about Hydroponic Gardening, you're covered. Prepare yourself... This will be the most profitable and enjoyable book you've read all year. Inside You Will Discover... Hydroponic Gardening Advantages (you may have previously overlooked...) (Page 7) These Surprising Hydroponic Gardening Facts That ALL Green Thumbs Must Know (Page 4) These Fatal Hydroponic Gardening Disadvantages That May End Your Grows! (Page 11) How This Easily Overlooked Insulation Technique Can Protect Your Plant's Roots (Page 15) The TRUTH behind these Hydroponic Growing Mediums & What You Need To Know About Them (Page 16) How This Simple Soda Bottle Strategy Can Lead To Growing Mastery (Page 21) How To Avoid Wasting Your Time By Picking The Right Growing System For You (Page 23) How AIR???! Can Maximize Results With The Easiest Hydroponics System For Beginners (Page 27) The System that Can potentially Cause A Toxic Buildup Of Nutrients (Page 29) Inexpensive Beginners Systems & How To Use Them The Right Way (Page 30) Inventive & Strategic Beginners Growing Secrets You Won't Believe! (Page 31) Step By Step Simple & Unique Hydroponic System Set Ups (Including ALL The Parts You Need!) (Page 45) How To Become a Plant Nutrient Master & Ensure Booming Grows Before You Have Even Planted a Seed (Page 58) Hydroponic Troubleshooting Hacks For Growing Mastery (Page 64) Hydroponic Garden Myth Busting & Why You Have Been Failing (Page 71) And much, much more! Imagine how beautiful your Hydroponic Garden will look once you master what is inside these pages. So if you want your vibrant grows to be the envy of your neighbors then scroll up and buy now.

Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Water Energy Food and Sustainability ICoWEFS 2021

Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Water Energy Food and Sustainability  ICoWEFS 2021  Book
Author : João Rafael da Costa Sanches Galvão,Paulo Sérgio Duque de Brito,Filipe dos Santos Neves,Flávio Gabriel da Silva Craveiro,Henrique de Amorim Almeida,Joel Oliveira Correia Vasco,Luís Miguel Pires Neves,Ricardo de Jesus Gomes,Sandra de Jesus Martins Mourato,Vânia Sofia Santos Ribeiro
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-05-08
ISBN : 3030753158
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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This book presents the proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Water Energy Food and Sustainability – ICoWEFS 2021, a major forum to foster innovation and exchange knowledge in the water-energy-food nexus, embracing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, bringing together leading academics, researchers and industrial experts. It contains the work of authors from 33 countries.

Farms Foods of Ohio

Farms   Foods of Ohio Book
Author : Marilou K. Suszko
Publisher : Hippocrene Books
Release : 2006-12
ISBN : 9780781811729
File Size : 22,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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Foods from the Buckeye State including Milk Braised Pork and Rustic Cornmeal Apple Tart. This book features a delightful collection of regional fare that all food lovers will relish. The heartland of America's Midwest is the source of much healthful produce and the book explores such family run farms as the Hartzler Family Dairy and the Black Hen.

Future Foods

Future Foods Book
Author : Rajeev Bhat
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2021-12-04
ISBN : 0323910025
File Size : 36,9 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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Future Foods: Global Trends, Opportunities, and Sustainability Challenges highlights trends and sustainability challenges along the entire agri-food supply chain. Using an interdisciplinary approach, this book addresses innovations, technological developments, state-of-the-art based research, value chain analysis, and a summary of future sustainability challenges. The book is written for food scientists, researchers, engineers, producers, and policy makers and will be a welcomed reference. Provides practical solutions for overcoming recurring sustainability challenges along the entire agri-food supply chain Highlights potential industrial opportunities and supports circular economy concepts Proposes novel concepts to address various sustainability challenges that can affect and have an impact on the future generations

Urban Farming 2nd Ed

Urban Farming 2nd Ed Book
Author : Thomas Fox
Publisher : Fox Chapel Publishing
Release : 2018-11-14
ISBN : 1620083027
File Size : 40,6 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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Comprehensive Guide to the Urban Farm Movement It doesn’t take a farm to have the heart of a farmer. Thanks to the burgeoning sustainable-living movement, you don’t have to own acreage to fulfill your dream of raising your own food. Urban Farming 2nd Edition walks every city and suburban dweller down the path of self-sustainability. It offers practical advice and inspiration for gardening and farming from a high-rise apartment, participating in a community garden, vertical farming, and converting terraces and other small city spaces into fruitful, vegetableful real estate. This comprehensive guide to urban food growing will answer every up-and-coming urban farmer's questions about how, what, where and why—a new green book for the dedicated citizen seeking to reduce his carbon footprint and grocery bill. Winner of the Benjamin Franklin Award in Home & Garden from the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA). Inside Urban Farming 2nd Edition Portraits of successful urban farmers DIY projects for container gardening Instructions for creating a garden calendar Recommendations for the most foolproof multi-zone plants Plans for companion gardening Time-saving advice about planting, seed starting, and harvesting City-hall survival tips for navigating your town's ordinances Zone map and extensive resource guide


Hydroponics Book
Author : Lou Rose
Publisher : Lou Rose
Release : 2020-11-24
ISBN : 0987650XXX
File Size : 24,6 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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Are you tired of buying unfresh fruit, herbs and vegetables at the supermarket, knowing that they could be treated with pesticides and toxic chemicals? Did you notice that these foods no longer taste the way they used to? Well, this will no longer be a problem, if you follow the guidelines in this book! Discover now how to build your own hydroponic system! Climate change is increasingly affecting our life and especially the food we consume daily. In fact, it is more and more difficult to find fresh fruit, herbs and seasonal vegetables in the supermarket. To grow these foods, it is often necessary to treat them with toxic and chemical pesticides, which can be harmful to our health. I bet that at least once in your life you wondered if what we eat is really healthy. So, the question is: are we really sure that what we eat is really healthy? How is it possible to avoid this problem? Well, the good news is that a solution exists! Its name is Hydroponic Gardening System: a system that will allow you to grow organic food all year long, without thinking about the weather and temperature outside. Hydroponic gardening is a revolutionary way to grow plants by focusing on water instead of soil. All you have to do is to add in a little bit of nutrient solution to the water and use a pump to move the water around. So, you will be able to grow plants in a better way without dealing with issues of traditional gardening. Surely you are thinking: "ok, very nice but I have neither the soil nor the experience to cultivate". I can absolutely guarantee you that you can build one of these amazing gardens directly in your home without get your hands dirty! All you need are some easily accessible equipment in a regular store. You don't even need to break a bank for this. With simple tools, you can easily make your own hydroponic system. But don’t worry about that, because in this Complete Guide you’ll discover How to Easily Get Started with Your Own Greenhouse Garden Through a Guided DIY Hydroponic System! Growing Organic Foods has Never Been Easier! In particular, I will explain you: · Everything you need to know about hydroponics, how it really works and why it's important for sustainable agriculture. · The best and easier methods of hydroponic gardening you can get started with, and how to choose one suitable for your needs and gardening skill level. · Step-by-step how to set up and assemble your first hydroponic garden also if you are inexperienced. · What kind of materials and equipment you're going to need to set up your own hydroponic garden. You will find a complete list! · The most powerful tips and tricks to know about lighting and nourishment to help you raise healthy and robust plants. · And much, much more! Even though you've never done an hour of gardening in your life before and would like to get started, or if have experience with traditional gardening and would like to try your hand at hydroponics, this Guide has everything you need to know to grow your plants at home in the easiest way possible! *** Are you still wondering? *** Bear in mind that this book isn’t only a simple step-by step guide that gives instructions, but it is a practical Guide that explains you also how to maintain the plants, and the mineral elements you have to use for better results. Help this world become greener! Get this ebook TODAY!


Hydroponics Book
Author : Timothy Tripp
Publisher : Speedy Publishing LLC
Release : 2013-07-04
ISBN : 1683688015
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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Hydroponics (Latin for "working water") is the practice of growing flowers or edible plants using water instead of soil. When people think of hydroponics they usually envision huge greenhouse-type commercial enterprises with lab-coated scientists wandering about making adjustments. But hydroponics is actually very simple and a growing number of people are gardening and farming in their homes using hydroponics. Some of these farmers turned their hobby of hydroponic farming into profitable enterprises.


Hydroponics Book
Author : Toshiki Asao
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release : 2012-03-23
ISBN : 9535103865
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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Hydroponics-A standard methodology for plant biological researches provides useful information on the requirements and techniques needs to be considered in order to grow crops successfully in hydroponics. The main focuses of this book are preparation of hydroponic nutrient solution, use of this technique for studying biological aspects and environmental controls, and production of vegetables and ornamentals hydroponically. The first chapter of this book takes a general description of nutrient solution used for hydroponics followed by an outline of in vitro hydroponic culture system for vegetables. Detailed descriptions on use of hydroponics in the context of scientific research into plants responses and tolerance to abiotic stresses and on the problems associated with the reuse of culture solution and means to overcome it are included. Some chapters provides information on the role of hydroponic technique in studying plant-microbe-environment interaction and in various aspects of plant biological research, and also understanding of root uptake of nutrients and thereof role of hydroponics in environmental clean-up of toxic and polluting agents. The last two chapters outlined the hydroponic production of cactus and fruit tree seedlings. Leading research works from around the world are brought together in this book to produce a valuable source of reference for teachers, researcher, and advanced students of biological science and crop production.

Vertical Farming

Vertical Farming Book
Author : Fouad Sabry
Publisher : One Billion Knowledgeable
Release : 2021-11-06
ISBN : 0987650XXX
File Size : 23,8 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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What Is Vertical Farming By 2050, it’s estimated that there will be two billion more human beings than there are today. To feed that many people, we’ll need a landmass the size of South America to account for the food production. Unfortunately for everyone, they don’t make new continents anymore, and if the lack of land isn’t enough to worry about, year by year, the planet is losing arable land due to the changing climate, intensifying weather conditions, air quality, and more. Vertical farming is the practice of growing crops in vertically stacked layers. It often incorporates controlled-environment agriculture, which aims to optimize plant growth, and soilless farming techniques such as hydroponics, aquaponics, and aero ponics. Some common choices of structures to house vertical farming systems include buildings, shipping containers, tunnels, and abandoned mine shafts. The main advantage of utilizing vertical farming technologies is the increased crop yield that comes with a smaller unit area of land requirement. The increased ability to cultivate a larger variety of crops at once because crops do not share the same plots of land while growing is another sought-after advantage. Additionally, crops are resistant to weather disruptions because of their placement indoors, meaning fewer crops lost to extreme or unexpected weather occurrences. Because of its limited land usage, vertical farming is less disruptive to the native plants and animals, leading to further conservation of the local flora and fauna. How You Will Benefit (I) Insights, and validations about the following topics: Chapter 1: Vertical Farming Chapter 2: Arcology Chapter 3: Development Supported Agriculture Chapter 4: Folkewall Chapter 5: Foodscaping Chapter 6: Green Wall Chapter 7: Container Garden Chapter 8: Terrace (Earthworks) Chapter 9: Terrace (Garden) Chapter 10: Terrace (Building) Chapter 11: Urban Horticulture (II) Answering the public top questions about vertical farming. (III) Real world examples for the usage of vertical farming in many fields. (IV) 17 appendices to explain, briefly, 266 emerging technology in each industry to have 360-degree full understanding of vertical farming' technologies. Who This Book Is For Professionals, undergraduate and graduate students, enthusiasts, hobbyists, and those who want to go beyond basic knowledge or information for any kind of vertical farming.

Next Generation Information Processing System

Next Generation Information Processing System Book
Author : Prachi Deshpande,Ajith Abraham,Brijesh Iyer,Kun Ma
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-06-13
ISBN : 981154851X
File Size : 28,6 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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This book gathers high-quality research papers presented at the International Conference on Computing in Engineering and Technology (ICCET 2020) [formerly ICCASP], a flagship event in the area of engineering and emerging next-generation technologies jointly organized by the Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University and MGM’s College of Engineering in Nanded, India, on 9-11 January 2020. Focusing on next-generation information processing systems, this second volume of the proceedings includes papers on cloud computing and information systems, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things, hardware design and communication, and front-end design.

Cloud IoT Systems for Smart Agricultural Engineering

Cloud IoT Systems for Smart Agricultural Engineering Book
Author : Saravanan Krishnan,J Bruce Ralphin Rose,N R Rajalakshmi,Narayanan Prasanth
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2022-02-14
ISBN : 1000535134
File Size : 34,6 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


Cloud IoT Systems for Smart Agricultural Engineering Book PDF/Epub Download

Agriculture plays a vital role in a country’s growth. Modern-day technologies drive every domain toward smart systems. The use of traditional agricultural procedures to satisfy modern-day requirements is a challenging task. Cloud IoT Systems for Smart Agricultural Engineering provides substantial coverage of various challenges of the agriculture domain through modern technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, and many more. This book offers various state-of-the-art procedures to be deployed in a wide range of agricultural activities. The concepts are discussed with the necessary implementations and clear examples. Necessary illustrations are depicted in the chapters to ensure the effective delivery of the proposed concepts. It presents the rapid advancement of the technologies in the existing agricultural model by applying the cloud IoT techniques. A wide variety of novel architectural solutions are discussed in various chapters of this book. This book provides comprehensive coverage of the most essential topics, including: New approaches on urban and vertical farming Smart crop management for Indian farmers Smart livestock management Precision agriculture using geographical information systems Machine learning techniques combined with IoT for smart agriculture Effective use of drones in smart agriculture This book provides solutions for the diverse domain of problems in agricultural engineering. It can be used at the basic and intermediary levels for agricultural science and engineering graduate students, researchers, and practitioners.

Spa Medicine

Spa Medicine Book
Author : Graham Simpson,Stephen T. Sinatra,Jorge Suarez-Menendez
Publisher : Basic Health Publications, Inc.
Release : 2004
ISBN : 9781591201281
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


Spa Medicine Book PDF/Epub Download

Provides proven longevity strategies that restore balance to stressful lives and promote optimum health. The authors describe four wellness pillars, that are the foundation of the medi-spa approach.

IoT enabled farms and climate adaptive agriculture technologies Investment lessons from Singapore

IoT enabled farms and climate adaptive agriculture technologies  Investment lessons from Singapore Book
Author : Montesclaros, Jose Ma. Luis,Babu, Suresh Chandra,Teng, Paul S.
Publisher : Intl Food Policy Res Inst
Release : 2019-02-07
ISBN : 0987650XXX
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


IoT enabled farms and climate adaptive agriculture technologies Investment lessons from Singapore Book PDF/Epub Download

The adoption of climate-adaptive agricultural technologies (CAATs) for extensive (outdoor) agriculture is stalled by funding gaps experienced by governments in the Mekong countries, with negative implications on the rural farming industry, on income and job security among smallholder farmers, and on food sufficiency and access across the population. We argue that one way of helping bridge these gaps is for providers and users of CAATs for extensive agriculture to learn from the practices of those in CAATs for intensive (indoor) agriculture. Indoor CAATs are already receiving significant private-sector investment, a key reason being their ability to leverage the complementary nature of these technologies within farms that are integrated and enabled to use the so-called Internet of things (IoT). Seamlessly linking different CAATs (sensors, crop analytics, and automation) can allow for synergies that significantly boost crop yields and, in turn, the viability of investing in CAATs. We demonstrate these synergies through two case studies, one that looks at the increasing global investment in indoor CAATs and another that describes a financial viability assessment for an indoor farm in Singapore. We conclude with lessons on how these insights can be transferred to the Mekong countries, including a prototype IoT-enabled extensive farm that integrates multiple CAATs, and an investment assessment tool for translating the yield benefits into terms that investors can appreciate.

AETA 2017 Recent Advances in Electrical Engineering and Related Sciences Theory and Application

AETA 2017   Recent Advances in Electrical Engineering and Related Sciences  Theory and Application Book
Author : Vo Hoang Duy,Tran Trong Dao,Ivan Zelinka,Sang Bong Kim,Tran Thanh Phuong
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-11-10
ISBN : 3319698141
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


AETA 2017 Recent Advances in Electrical Engineering and Related Sciences Theory and Application Book PDF/Epub Download

This proceedings book gathers papers presented at the 4th International Conference on Advanced Engineering Theory and Applications 2017 (AETA 2017), held on 7–9 December 2017 at Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It presents selected papers on 13 topical areas, including robotics, control systems, telecommunications, computer science and more. All selected papers represent interesting ideas and collectively provide a state-of-the-art overview. Readers will find intriguing papers on the design and implementation of control algorithms for aerial and underwater robots, for mechanical systems, efficient protocols for vehicular ad hoc networks, motor control, image and signal processing, energy saving, optimization methods in various fields of electrical engineering, and others. The book also offers a valuable resource for practitioners who want to apply the content discussed to solve real-life problems in their challenging applications. It also addresses common and related subjects in modern electric, electronic and related technologies. As such, it will benefit all scientists and engineers working in the above-mentioned fields of application.

Complete Guide for Growing Plants Hydroponically

Complete Guide for Growing Plants Hydroponically Book
Author : J. Benton Jones, Jr.
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2014-02-13
ISBN : 143987669X
File Size : 51,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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With the continued implementation of new equipment and new concepts and methods, such as hydroponics and soilless practices, crop growth has improved and become more efficient. Focusing on the basic principles and practical growth requirements, the Complete Guide for Growing Plants Hydroponically offers valuable information for the commercial grower, the researcher, the hobbyist, and the student interested in hydroponics. It provides details on methods of growing that are applicable to a range of environmental growing systems. The author begins with an introduction that covers the past, present, and future of hydroponics. He also describes the basic concepts behind how plants grow, followed by several chapters that present in-depth practical details for hydroponic growing systems: The essential plant nutrient elements The nutrient solution Rooting media Systems of hydroponic culture Hydroponic application factors These chapters cover the nutritional requirements of plants and how to best prepare and use nutrient solutions to satisfy plant requirements, with different growing systems and rooting media, under a variety of conditions. The book gives many nutrient solution formulas and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of various hydroponic systems. It also contains a chapter that describes a school project, which students can follow to generate nutrient element deficiency symptoms and monitor their effects on plant growth.