Agriculture is the production, processing, marketing, and use of foods, fibers and byproducts from plant crops and animals. Agriculture was the key development that led to the rise of human civilization; with the domestication of animals and plants, creating food surpluses that enabled the development of more densely populated and stratified societies. The study of agriculture is known as agricultural science.
Nutrition Reference Publication
Excerpt: Smallholders? farms account for 95 percent of the total livestock population in Indonesia, while large-scale private enterprises account for the remaining five percent. Large-scale poultry farming, pig farming and, recently, beef cattle fattening on feedlots are most attractive to private sector firms. Accordingly, government policies towards increasing livestock production have focused on smallholders. The objectives of the livestock development policies have b...
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