Collections and Sub-Collections

Shown below is a list of collections and the sub-collections within them. Click on a name to view them.

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    Agricultural Labour

    The term "agricultural labor" means a labor on a farm, in the employ of any person in connection with cultivating the soil.
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      Agriculture Workers’ Health Issues: Agricultural workers are exposed to a tremendous variety of environmental hazards that are potentially harmful to their health and well-being.
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      Feminization of Labour: As faith communities and development organizations, we have partners on the ground whose communities suffer from chronic malnutrition and food insecurity.

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    Agriculture

    The science or practice of farming, including cultivation of the soil for the growing of crops
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      Agrarian Reform: The world’s two billion farmers are both uniquely vulnerable to food insecurity and also hold the greatest promise for a solution to the challenge of global hunger. As faith communities and development organizations,
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      Agriculture Awards: The world’s two billion farmers are both uniquely vulnerable to food insecurity and also hold the greatest promise for a solution to the challenge of global hunger. As faith communities and development organizations,

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    Agroecology

    Agroecology is the study of ecological processes that operate in agricultural production systems. The prefix agro- refers to agriculture.
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      Alternative Farming Systems: Conventional agriculture has relied heavily on chemical inputs that have negatively impacted the environment and increased production costs. Transition to agricultural sustainability is a major challenge and requires that alternative agricultural practices are scientifically analyzed to provide a sufficiently informative knowledge base in favor of alternative farming practices.
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      Biodiversity: Biodiversity, a contraction of "biological diversity," generally refers to the variety and variability of life on Earth. One of the most widely used definitions defines it in terms of the variability within species, between species, and between ecosystems.

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    Economic Systems

    An economic system is a system of production, resource allocation, exchange, and distribution of goods and services in a society or a given geographic area.
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      Economic models: In economics, a model is a theoretical construct representing economic processes by a set of variables and a set of logical and/or quantitative relationships between them.
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      Export Orientated Industries: Export-oriented industrialization (EOI) sometimes called export substitution industrialization (ESI), export led industrialization (ELI) or export-led growth is a trade and economic policy

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    Food Systems

    The term "food system" is used frequently in discussions about nutrition, food, health, community economic development and agriculture.
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      Food crisis: A food crisis occurs when rates of hunger and malnutrition rise sharply at local, national, or global levels.
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      Food insecurity: Food insecurity defines as a state in which “consistent access to adequate food is limited by a lack of money and other resources at times during the year.”

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    Pesticides

    Pesticides are substances meant for attracting, seducing, and then destroying any pest. They are a class of biocide. The most common use of pesticides is as plant protection products (also known as crop protection products), which in general protect plants from damaging influences such as weeds, fungi, or insects.
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      Environmental Pollution: Pollution can affect air, water, or land and can threaten the health of humans, wildlife, and plants. The contamination of air, water, or soil by substances that are harmful to living things.
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      Highly Hazardous Pesticides: "Highly Hazardous Pesticides means pesticides that are acknowledged to present particularly high levels of acute or chronic hazards to health or environment according to internationally accepted classification systems such as WHO or GHS or their listing in relevant binding international agreements or conventions.