Agriculture Abbreviations

What is agriculture?

Agriculture is a term that refers to the art of cultivating the fields, also representing the work and techniques used to obtain agricultural products.

Economist Colin Clark, responsible for dividing a country’s economy into three categories, said that agriculture, along with forestry, livestock and fisheries, constitute the primary sector of the economy.

As plant development is closely related to soil characteristics (structure, texture, content of mineral substances, humus and microorganisms), water table level and climate (temperature, precipitation, wind), maximum yields are obtained by cultivating the plants that best adapt to the conditions of a particular place.

Climatic conditions can only be improved in special circumstances, for example by artificial irrigation or protection against adverse agents. However, the characteristics of the soil can be improved in a fruitful way, through the use of fertilizers, pH correctors or resorting to the drainage of very humid soils.

Agronomy is the science that analyzes the properties of soils and plants to improve techniques used in agriculture. Given the increase in population density, measures to increase yields through the control of climatic and soil conditions are increasingly important. The practice of cultivation in greenhouses and the development of methods that prevent animals from destroying crops were very important.

Agricultural land use began in the Neolithic period. In the different degrees of evolution that followed until the present development, the use of the hoe and the plow, of draft animals (cargo), the obtaining of artificial fertilizers and the introduction of agricultural machines were essential.

For several millennia, agriculture was the main economic activity in the world. Despite this, in the last two centuries, and especially in more industrialized societies, there has been a reduction in the number of individuals engaged in agriculture. This can be explained by the phenomenon of migration to cities. Despite this, technological advances allow the production of more agricultural goods with fewer people working in this area.

Agricultural incomes are quite fluctuating according to economic cycles, which implies constant state intervention in agricultural prices.

A farmer is a person who dedicates himself to agriculture, whether he is the owner, tenant or administrator of an agricultural holding, without the need to have specific studies, since agricultural studies are not a precondition for exercising this profession.

Family farming

It is not easy to conceptualize family farming, because as a concept it has changed over time. Family farming is seen as the cultivation of land by a family, where farmers are managers and workers of their own land.

However, family farming may not represent a small production, small farmer or subsistence agriculture. Many of these terms imply that the farmer lives in a precarious situation, which may not be true.

Family farming differs from subsistence farming because in the latter all the products are used for the survival of the farmer and his family. Unlike commercial agriculture, in subsistence agriculture products are not sold.

Organic agriculture

Also known as organic farming, organic farming refers to production without the use of pesticides, with the aim of obtaining healthier, natural and longer-lasting products. In many cases, agriculture is closely related to sustainable agriculture.

Agriculture in Brazil

Considered by many people as the breadbasket of the world, Brazil is one of the largest agricultural producers in the world. The main products are sugarcane, coffee, soybeans and corn. Agriculture is one of the main bases of Brazil’s economy, representing about 14% of the national GDP.

 

List of Acronyms Related to Agriculture

AUCOA Aberdeen University Centre for Organic Agriculture
AAF Académie d’Agriculture de France
ASTA Advanced Spatial Technologies for Agriculture
AWLAE-CI African Women Leaders in Agriculture and Environment
ACSA Agency for Consultations and Studies in Agriculture
ACSA Agency for Consulting and Schooling in Agriculture
AAFM Agency of Agriculture Food and Markets
AGR Agriculture
ACD Agriculture & Construction Development
ARDB Agriculture & Rural Development Bank
AGAR Agriculture Acquisition Regulation
AAR Agriculture Acquisition Regulation
AAA Agriculture Advancing Australia
AAFC Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
AAE Agriculture and Applied Economics
AEBC Agriculture and Environment Biotechnology Commission
AEWG Agriculture and Environment Working Group
AGFC Agriculture and Food Council
AFCA Agriculture and Food Council of Alberta
AFP Agriculture and Food Production
AHUM Agriculture and Human
ALBA Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association
AML Agriculture and Markets Law
ANR Agriculture and Natural Resources
ARMCANZ Agriculture and Resource Management Council of Australia and New Zealand
AGRISTARS Agriculture and Resources Inventory Surveys through Aerospace Remote Sensing
ARAC Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee
ARAD Agriculture and Rural Affairs Department
ARD Agriculture and Rural Development
ARDI Agriculture and Rural Development Initiative
ARDP Agriculture and Rural Development Project
ARID Agriculture and Rural Income Diversification
ATP Agriculture and Theology Project
AVCA Agriculture and Veterinary Chemicals Association
AB Agriculture Biologique
ABP Agriculture Biologique en Picardie
ABFS Agriculture Biotechnology & Food Sciences
AGC Agriculture Canada
ACP Agriculture Conservation Program
ACP Agriculture Control Program
ACA Agriculture Council of America
ACPC Agriculture Credit Policy Council
AAH Agriculture d’Autrefois dans le Hurepoix
ADBC Agriculture Development Bank of China
ADBP Agriculture Development Bank of Pakistan
ADENOSINE Agriculture Development Officer
ADO Agriculture Development Officer
ADT Agriculture Development Team
AED Agriculture Economic Development
AAC Agriculture et Agroalimentaire Canada
ADDRESS Agriculture et Developpement Durable
ADD Agriculture et Développement Durable
AEC Agriculture Executive Council
AFCU Agriculture Federal Credit Union
AFSC Agriculture Financial Services Corporation
AFFA Agriculture Fisheries & Forestry Australia
AFRA Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs
AFF Agriculture Forestry and Fishing
AFA Agriculture Future of America
AARGAU Agriculture Glossary
AG Agriculture Glossary
ACE Agriculture in Concert with the Environment
AITC Agriculture in the Classroom
AIC Agriculture in the Classroom
AUK Agriculture in the United Kingdom
AIBA Agriculture Information Bank for Asia
AMIS Agriculture Market Information Service
AMS Agriculture Marketing Service
AGNIC Agriculture Network Information Center
APHIS Agriculture Plant Health Inspection Service
APEP Agriculture Political Education Program
APMR Agriculture Property Management Regulations
APB Agriculture Protection Board
AQIM Agriculture Quarantine Inspection Monitoring
ARCHIVE Agriculture Research Center
ARC Agriculture Research Center
ARO Agriculture Research Organization
ARRF Agriculture River Recovery Fund
ASDG Agriculture Sector Development Grant
ASOC Agriculture Security Operations Center
ASC Agriculture Soutenue par la Communauté
ASPA Agriculture Sponsored Programs Administration
ASC Agriculture Stewardship Center
ASM Agriculture Systems Management Club
ASSEMBLY Agriculture Systems Management Club
ATMA Agriculture Technology Management Agency
AVID Agriculture Victoria
ABIES Agriculture, Alimentation, Biologie, Environnements et Santé
AEFD Agriculture, Environment and Fisheries Department
AFW Agriculture, Fish and Water
AFCD Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department
AFFA Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry – Australia
AFFA Agriculture, Fisheries, and Forestry Australia
AFRD Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
AFCS Agriculture, Forestry and Consumer Sciences
AFHE Agriculture, Forestry and Home Economics
AFOLU Agriculture, Forestry and Land Use
ANRE Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
ARDN Agriculture, Rural Development and Nutrition
ARIES Agriculture, Rural Investment, and Enterprise Strengthening
ALEB Agriculture-Led Export Businesses
APM Agricultures Paysannes et Modernisation
ASAP Agroecology/Sustainable Agriculture Program
ASAN Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network
ALA Alberta Agriculture
AARD Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development
AAE Alternative Agriculture Exposition
ACA Ambo College of Agriculture
AAM American Agriculture Movement, Inc.
AFBFA American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture
AAA Animal Agriculture Alliance
AALC Animal Agriculture Liaison Committee
ARA Annual Review of Agriculture
AAEC Arizona Agriculture and Equine Center
AZDA Arizona Department of Agriculture
ADA Arizona Department of Agriculture
AOSA Arkansas/Oklahoma Sustainable Agriculture
AMAF ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry
AAU Assam Agriculture University
APCA Assemblée Permanente des Chambres d’Agriculture
AICAF Association for International Cooperation of Agriculture and Forestry
APDA Association for Persons with Disabilities in Agriculture
AWIA Association for Women in Agriculture
AIEA Association Internationale des Étudiants en Agriculture
AFAA Association of Faculties of Agriculture in Africa
AUPWAE Association of Uganda Professional Women in Agriculture and Environment
AMAP Association pour le Maintien d’une Agriculture Paysanne
ACPA Australian Centre for Precision Agriculture
AWIA Australian Women in Agriculture
ACA Awassa College of Agriculture
BAGRIC Bachelor of Agriculture
BAG Bachelor of Agriculture
BSAG Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
BSA Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
BALCO Bakhtar Agriculture and Livestock Cooperative
BINA Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture
BAAC Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives
BFA Banque pour le Financement de l’Agriculture
BSTA Barbados Society of Technologists in Agriculture
BVCA Beijing Vocational College of Agriculture
BCA Berkshire College of Agriculture
BCARRD Bicol Consortium for Agriculture, Resources, Research and Development
BEAT Biomedical and Environmental Agriculture Technology
BNARI Biotechnology and Nuclear Agriculture Research Institute
BARR Board on Agriculture and Renewable Resources
BMAF Bois Mort, Agriculture et Forêt
BAITA British Association for Information Technology in Agriculture
BOSA Bulletin on Sumerian Agriculture
BOANR Bureau of Agriculture and Natural Resources
CANADA California Department of Agriculture
CDA California Department of Agriculture
CDFA California Department of Food and Agriculture
CIMPA California International Market Promotion for Agriculture
CANADA Canada Department of Agriculture
CDA Canada Department of Agriculture
CAFI Canadian Agriculture and Food International
CAL Canadian Agriculture Library
CASS Canadian Agriculture Skills Service
CCHSA Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture
CFA Canadian Federation of Agriculture
CAFP Caribbean Agriculture & Fisheries Programme
CACHE Caribbean Council for Higher Education in Agriculture
CAPA Cellule Administrative Provisoire pour la Regionalisation de l’Agriculture
CAF Census of Agriculture and Fisheries
CAE Center for Agriculture in the Environment
CFNAP Center for Food, Nutrition and Agriculture Policy
COA Center for Organic Agriculture
CPA Center for Profitable Agriculture
CSANR Center for Sustaining Agriculture Natural Resources
CRIDA Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture
CABI Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International
CEAD Centre for Environment, Agriculture and Development
CIVAM Centres d’Initiatives pour Valoriser l’Agriculture et Milieu Rural
CCIAL Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture in Lebanon
CMIA Chamber of Marathwada Industries and Agriculture
CA Chambre d’Agriculture
CRA Chambre Régionale d’Agriculture
CRAB Chambre Regionale d’Agriculture de Bretagne
CANADA College Diploma in Agriculture
CDA College Diploma in Agriculture
CA College of Agriculture
COALS College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
CALS College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
CANR College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
AFRE College of Agriculture Food and Rural Enterprise
CAFES College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences
CAFRE College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise
CESTA College of Engineering Science, Technology and Agriculture
COLSA College of Life Sciences and Agriculture
CBARC Columbia Basin Agriculture Research Center
CPA Comité des Plastiques en Agriculture
CPAA Comité Permanent de l’Agriculture et de l’Agroalimentaire
CSA Comité Spécial de l’Agriculture
CAG Commercial Agriculture Program
CSA Committee for Sustainable Agriculture
CAEP Communicating for Agriculture Education Program
COSDA Communication Officers of State Departments of Agriculture
CAC Community Agriculture Centre
CSA Community Shared Agriculture
CSA Community Supported Agriculture
CSA Community Sustained Agriculture
CFAP Community, Food and Agriculture Program
CIA Computer-Integrated Agriculture
CEA Confederation Europeenne de l’Agriculture
CAD Contract d’Agriculture Durable
CEA Controlled Environment Agriculture
CAB Conversion a l’Agriculture Biologique
CMACS Copperbelt Mining, Agriculture and Commercial Show
CHLA Core Historical Literature of Agriculture
COA Council of Agriculture
DDA Delaware Department of Agriculture
DAGRI Department of Agriculture
DOA Department Of Agriculture
DAG Department of Agriculture
DA Department of Agriculture
DAFS Department of Agriculture & Fisheries
DAC Department of Agriculture and Cooperation
DAF Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
DALA Department of Agriculture and Land Administration
DALA Department of Agriculture and Land Affairs
DAM Department of Agriculture and Markets
DARD Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
DARDNI Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Northern Ireland
AREX Department of Agriculture and Rural Extension
DOAE Department of Agriculture Extension
DANI Department of Agriculture Northern Ireland
AGPR Department of Agriculture Procurement Regulation
DAFA Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture
DAFF Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
DAFF Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
DAFRD Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
DAFS Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
DASF Department of Agriculture, Stock & Fisheries
DATCP Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
DAWA Department of Agriculture, Western Australia
DFA Department of Food and Agriculture
DAF Direction de l’Agriculture et de la Forêt
DDA Direction Departementale de l’Agriculture
DDAF Direction Départementale de l’Agriculture et de la Forêt
DAFE Direction du Service d’Etat de l’Agriculture, de la Foret et de l’Environnement
DGA Direction Générale de l’Agriculture
DAFC Director of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Conservation
DAFO District Agriculture and Forestry Office
DADO District Agriculture Development Office
DADPS District Agriculture Development Plan
ESA École Supérieure d’Agriculture
EGAT Economic Growth, Agriculture and Trade
ECOA Egyptian Center of Organic Agriculture
ENAL Egyptian National Agriculture Library
ERDAF Energy Research and Development in Agriculture and Food
EAMCET Engineering, Agriculture and Medicine Common Entrance Test
ERIA Estonian Research Institute of Agriculture
EFFAT European Federation of Trade Unions in the Food, Agriculture and Tourism Sectors
EISA European Initiative on Sustainable development in Agriculture
ENOAT European Network of Organic Agriculture University Teachers
ENFA European Non-Food Agriculture
FCAF Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry
FAMA Federal Agriculture and Marketing Authority
FAIR Federal Agriculture Improvement & Reform Act of 1996
FAIRA Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996
FCCIA Fédération des Chambres de Commerce, d’Industrie, d’Artisanat et d’Agriculture
FITPAS Fédération Internationale des Travailleurs des Plantations, de l’Agriculture et des Secteurs Connexes
FNAB Federation National de l’Agriculture Biologique
FCCIAL Federation of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture in Lebanon
FWA Fédération Wallonne de l’agriculture
FACS Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services
FDAC Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
FACILITY Food and Agriculture Committee
FAC Food and Agriculture Committee
FACILITY Food and Agriculture Council
FAC Food and Agriculture Council
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization
FAPC Food and Agriculture Planning Committee
FAPF Food and Agriculture Policy Framework
FARMING Food and Agriculture Restoration Management Involving Networked Groups
FFA Food For Agriculture
FLAIR Food Link Agriculture Industry
FACT Food, Agriculture, Conservation and Trade Act of 1990
FACTA Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990
FAS Foreign Agriculture Service
FSAF Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry
FDPA Foundation for the Development of Polish Agriculture
FOYA Foundation for Youth in Agriculture
FCCIA Fujairah Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture
FCAP Full Circle Agriculture at Purdue
FACILITY Future Agricultures Consortium
FAC Future Agricultures Consortium
FTAA Future Trends in Animal Agriculture
GRFA Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
GADA Georgia Department of Agriculture
GOAN Ghana Organic Agriculture Network
GAEG Global Agriculture and Economic Growth
GBPUAT Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology
GPSA Graduate Program in Sustainable Agriculture
GSCSSA Grass Seed Cropping Systems for A Sustainable Agriculture
HARC Hawaii Agriculture Research Center
HOOA Hazardous Occupations Order for Agriculture
HOAF Heads of Agriculture and Forestry
HEIA High External Input Agriculture
HVAP Hudson Valley Agriculture Partnership
HUAF Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry
IDA Idaho Department of Agriculture
ISDA Idaho State Department of Agriculture
IWA Idaho Women for Agriculture
IDOA Illinois Department of Agriculture
INCA Iloilo National College of Agriculture
ICTA Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture
ISDA Indiana State Department of Agriculture
IA-USA Industrial Agriculture-USA Clearinghouse
ITSAP Information Technology for Sustained Agriculture in Punjab
IRA Inspection Régionale de l’Agriculture
ITIA Institut des Techniques de l’Ingénieur pour l’Agriculture
ISA Institut Supérieur d’Agriculture de Lille
ITAB Institut Technique de l’Agriculture Biologique
IATP Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
IAFE Institute for Agriculture, Forestry and the Environment
IAA Institute for Alternative Agriculture
ICAMA Institute for the Control of Agrochemicals, Ministry of Agriculture
IAAS Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science
IAFI Institute of Agriculture and Food Information
IANR Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources
IAS Institute of Agriculture Sciences
IBBA Institute of Biology and Biotechnology in Agriculture
IMAGE Institute of Management and Agriculture Extension
IAA Integrated Agriculture Aquaculture
IABA Inter-American Board of Agriculture
IICA Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture
IARD International Agriculture and Rural Development
IAAS International Association of Students in Agriculture and Related Sciences
ICBA International Center for Biosaline Agriculture
IFDC International Center for Soil Fertility and Agriculture Development
ICRA International Centre for Development Oriented Research in Agriculture
ICARDA International Centre for Research Into Arid Agriculture
IIEA International Institute for Ecological Agriculture
IIA International Institute of Agriculture
IITA International Institute of Tropical Agriculture
IPCAFT International Policy Council on Agriculture Food and Trade
ITPGR International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
IUBAT International University of Business Agriculture and Technology
ISITA Irish Society for Information Technology in Agriculture
IAREC Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center
ISCA Isabela State College of Agriculture
IMOA Israel Ministry of Agriculture
JSTA Japanese Society for Tropical Agriculture
JCEA Journal of Central European Agriculture
JOSPA Journal of South Pacific Agriculture
KFAC Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom
KDA Kentucky Department of Agriculture
KITA Kumasi Institute of Tropical Agriculture
LAPC Land and Agriculture Policy Centre
LEAP Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program
LIA Leadership Idaho Agriculture
LIBA Leeds Institute for Plant Biotechnology and Agriculture
LDAF Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry
MPUAT Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology
MVOAI Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture Institute
MSPA Massachusetts Society for Promoting Agriculture
MAGR Master of Agriculture
MAG Master of Agriculture
MCA Mauritius Chamber of Agriculture
MAEAP Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program
MDA Michigan Department of Agriculture
MAFF Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
MOFA Minister of Food and Agriculture
MAAP Ministere de l’Alimentation, de l’Agriculture, et de la Peche
MOFAG Ministry of Agriculture
MOA Ministry of Agriculture
MAAH Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry
MOAC Ministry of Agriculture and Commerce
MACINTOSH Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
MOAC Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
MAC Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
MAF Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries
MAF Ministry of Agriculture and Food
MAFI Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry
MAFS Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security
MAFS Ministry of Agriculture and Food Supply
MAF Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
MOAI Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation
MOALR Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation
MAL Ministry of Agriculture and Lands
MARA Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs
MARD Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
MAWR Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources
MAIL Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock
MOAC Ministry of Agriculture of China
MAFF Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food
MAFF Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries
MAFF Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
MAFFS Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security
MAIL Ministry of Agriculture, Industry and Labour
MALFF Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Forestry and Fisheries
MLF Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries
MAWF Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry
MOFA Ministry of Food and Agriculture
MOLARR Ministry of Lands Agriculture and Rural Resettlement
MLARR Ministry of Lands Agriculture and Rural Resettlement
MDAC Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce
MCAP Missouri Commercial Agriculture Program
MVATA Missouri Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association
MARS Monitoring Agriculture with Remote Sensing
MESA Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture
NUAP Nakuru Urban Agriculture Project
NARO National Agriculture and Bio-oriented Research Organization
NAFC National Agriculture and Food Council
NARDP National Agriculture and Rural Development Plan
NAAC National Agriculture Awareness Conference
NAEC National Agriculture Environment Committee
NAPS National Agriculture Policy and Strategy
NARC National Agriculture Research Centre
NATC National Agriculture Training Center
NAWAD National Assembly for Wales Agriculture Department
NAAE National Association of Agriculture Educators
NAAE National Association of Agriculture Employees
NACTA National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture
NASDA National Association of State Departments of Agriculture
NABARD National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development
NCEA National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture
NCA National Chamber of Agriculture
NDA National Department of Agriculture
NDOA National Department of Agriculture
NDLA National Digital Library of Agriculture
NDA National Diploma of Agriculture
NIFA National Institute of Food and Agriculture
NSSA National Sample Survey of Agriculture
NWIA Native Women in Agriculture
NRA Natural Resources and Agriculture
NCTA Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture
NSAS Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society
NSCA Negros State College of Agriculture
NAHWOA Network for Animal Health and Welfare in Organic Agriculture
NVDA Nevada Department of Agriculture
NDA Nevada Department of Agriculture
NDOA Nevada Department of Agriculture
NASAP New American Sustainable Agriculture Project
NBFA New Brunswick Federation of Agriculture
NHDA New Hampshire Department of Agriculture
NMDA New Mexico Department of Agriculture
NSWA New South Wales Agriculture
NYSCALS New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
NYSDAM New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
NZCPA New Zealand Centre for Precision Agriculture
NLFA Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Agriculture
NACTA North American Colleges Teachers of Agriculture
NCATA North Carolina Agriculture Teachers Association
NCDA North Carolina Department of Agriculture
NESARE Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education
NAIMS Northern Agriculture Integrated Management Strategy
NSAF Nova Scotia Agriculture and Fisheries
NSFA Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture
NIAB Nuclear Institute for Agriculture and Biology
NIFA Nuclear Institute for Food and Agriculture
NOAG Nutrients in Organic Agriculture Group
OOA Office of Agriculture
OPAG Office of the Provincial Agriculture
ODAG Ohio Department of Agriculture
ODA Ohio Department of Agriculture
ODA Oklahoma Department of Agriculture
OFA Ontario Federation of Agriculture
OMAFRA Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
ODAG Oregon Department of Agriculture
ODA Oregon Department of Agriculture
OACC Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada
OUAT Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology
PCAE Partnership Committee on Agriculture and the Environment
PASA Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture
PDA Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
PFADS Plate-Forme Française pour des Agricultures Durables et Solidaires
PIZA Population-Interaction Zones for Agriculture
PSDA Private Sector Development in Agriculture
PEAS Program in Ecological Agriculture and Society
PEARL Project to Enhance Agriculture in Rwanda through Linkages
PDAF Provincial Department of Agriculture and Forestry
PAAF Public Authority for Agriculture and Fish Resources
PIPRA Public Intellectual Property Resource for Agriculture
PRDA Puerto Rico Department of Agriculture
QCAP Quality Control of Agriculture Products
QJIA Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture
RAMP Rebuilding Agriculture Markets Program Afghanistan
RAAL Redesigning Agriculture for Australian Landscapes
REFA Renewable Energy from Agriculture
RAD Reseau Agriculture Durable
REDAD Réseau de Développement d’Agriculture Durable
RUAF Resource Centre for Urban Agriculture & Forestry
RUMA Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance
RURAL Responsible Use of Resources in Agriculture and on the Land
SARC Saline Agriculture Research Centre
SIA Salon International de l’Agriculture
SADF Saskatchewan Agriculture Development Fund
SDAF Saskatchewan Department of Agriculture and Food
SOAEFD Scottish Office Agriculture, Environment and Fisheries Department
SOAEFD Scottish Office Agriculture, Environment Fisheries Department
SOA Secretary of Agriculture
SACRIFICE Shanghai Agriculture Commission
SAC Shanghai Agriculture Commission
SBAF Shanghai Bureau of Agriculture and Forestry
SAU Sindh Agriculture University
SADP Smallholder Agriculture Development Project
SERIDA Social and Environmental Relations in Dryland Agriculture
SEAG Society for Engineering in Agriculture
SUA Sokoine University of Agriculture
SCDA South Carolina Department of Agriculture
SCUTA South China University of Tropical Agriculture
SSARP Southern Sudan Agriculture Revitalization Program
SSARE Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program
STARRDEC Southern Tagalog Agriculture and Resources Research and Development Consortium
SAPARD Special Accession Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development
SCA Special Committee on Agriculture
SCMA Standing Committee of Ministers Responsible for Agriculture
SCA Standing Committee on Agriculture
SCARM Standing Committee on Agriculture and Resource Management
SADC State Agriculture Development Committee
SART State Agriculture Response Team
SBOA State Board of Agriculture
SFA State Fund Agriculture
SGUA Support Group on Urban Agriculture
SAAB Sustainable Agriculture Advisory Board
SAFS Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems
SANREM Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resources Management
SARD Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development
SASH Sustainable Agriculture and Self-Help
SACRED Sustainable Agriculture Centre for Research Extension and Development
SAE Sustainable Agriculture Education
SAN Sustainable Agriculture Network
SAPER Sustainable Agriculture Program
SAP Sustainable Agriculture Program
SARE Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education
SARE Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program
SAFE Sustainable Agriculture, Food and Economics
SPACE Sustainable Practices in Agriculture for Critical Environments
SBA Swedish Board of Agriculture
SIMA Systemwide Initiative on Malaria and Agriculture
TGAP Taiwan Good Agriculture Practice
TCA Tarlac College of Agriculture
TECA Technology for Agriculture
TDOA Tennessee Department of Agriculture
TDA Tennessee Department of Agriculture
TCOA Tesco Centre for Organic Agriculture
TDA Texas Department of Agriculture
TUAN The Urban Agriculture Network
TUA Tokyo University of Agriculture
TUATL Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
TUAT Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
TARD Training for Agriculture and Rural Development
TARS Tropical Agriculture Research Station
TSA Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture
UCAFA Union County Agriculture Fair Association
UITA Union Internationale des Travailleurs de l’alimentation, de l’agriculture, de l’hôtellerie-Restauration, du Tabac et des Branches Connexes
MOA Union Ministry of Agriculture
UTAP Union Tunisienne de l’Agriculture et de la Peche
UNFAO United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation
USDA United States Department of Agriculture
USDAFSIS United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service
USDAFS United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service
UAF University of Agriculture and Forestry
UAF University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
UAAR University of Arid Agriculture Rawalpindi
UCSAREP University of California Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program
UPCA University of the Philippines College of Agriculture
URAA Uruguay Round Agreement on Agriculture
UDA Utah Department of Agriculture
VCPSA Value Chain Partnerships for a Sustainable Agriculture
VEGA Vegetarian Economy & Green Agriculture
VEISHEA Veterinary College, Engineering College, Industrial Science College, Home Economics College, Agriculture College
VBARD Vietnam Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development
VDA Virginia Department of Agriculture
WDOA Washington Department of Agriculture
WDA Washington Department of Agriculture
WSDA Washington State Department of Agriculture
WASPA Wastewater Agriculture and Sanitation for Poverty Alleviation
WOAD Welsh Office Agriculture Department
WACAP West Africa Cocoa/Commercial Agriculture Project
WVDA West Virginia Department of Agriculture
WAAC Western Association of Agriculture Councils
WRSA Western Region Sustainable Agriculture
WIA Women in Agriculture
WIAA Women in Agriculture Association
WIAD Women in Agriculture Development
WALC Women in Agriculture Leadership Conference
WFAN Women, Food and Agriculture Network
WEFSA Workshop on the Ecological Foundations of Sustainable Agriculture
WAIC World Agriculture Investment Conference
WFSA World Food and Sustainable Agriculture
WSAA World Sustainable Agriculture Association
WAIC Wyoming Agriculture in the Classroom
WYDA Wyoming Department of Agriculture
WDA Wyoming Department of Agriculture
YAAC Yuma Area Agriculture Council