Tutor profile: Pablo R.
Subject: English as a Second Language
Why does knowing how to communicate in English become so important?
English as a second language (ESL) is often used for non-native English speakers learning English in a country where English is commonly spoken. English as a language has great reach and influence; it is taught all over the world.
Subject: Agricultural Science
What characterizes Agricultural Science?
Agricultural science is a broad multidisciplinary field of biology that encompasses the parts of exact, natural, economic and social sciences that are used in the practice and understanding of agriculture. Agricultural sciences include research and development on: -Production techniques (e.g., irrigation management, recommended nitrogen inputs) -Improving agricultural productivity in terms of quantity and quality (e.g., selection of drought-resistant crops and animals, development of new pesticides, yield-sensing technologies, simulation models of crop growth, in-vitro cell culture techniques) -Minimizing the effects of pests (weeds, insects, pathogens, nematodes) on crop or animal production systems. -Transformation of primary products into end-consumer products (e.g., production, preservation, and packaging of dairy products)
Subject: Agricultural Economics
Which areas does Agricultural Economics encompass?
Agricultural economics or agronomics is an applied field of economics concerned with the application of economic theory in optimizing the production and distribution of food and fibre, a discipline known as agronomics. Agronomics was a branch of economics that specifically dealt with land usage. It focused on maximizing the crop yield while maintaining a good soil ecosystem. Throughout the 20th century the discipline expanded and the current scope of the discipline is much broader. Agricultural economics today includes a variety of applied areas, having considerable overlap with conventional economics. Agricultural economists have made substantial contributions to research in economics, econometrics, development economics, and environmental economics. Agricultural economics influences food policy, agricultural policy, and environmental policy.
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