Thanks to the development of agricultural science, world food production has managed to keep up with population growth - but only at the expense of the future.
In some rural areas, the Internet is important for agricultural information, as well as being particularly useful for the purposes of agricultural production technologies and pricing.
In China's agricultural and industrial areas, some people are still very poor.
Unlike China, Brazil has abundant land and water resources, and these days is an agricultural exporting superpower.
Acid rain from coal-fired power plants is reducing agricultural yields, raising the spectre of increased rural unrest.
By some estimates acid rain falls on a third of all agricultural land; some climate experts predict long-term reductions in the country's vital rice crop.
With the development of agricultural information system, the agricultural expert system can directly supply the consultative advisement by the expert groups.
Twice an omnibus bill passed the House of Representatives under the aegis of its managers, Congressmen from western States in which agricultural interests were dominant.
In September 1996, Agricultural Bank of China and China Football Association jointly issued the first athletics Affinity card, Maestro Kinscard, in China.
So why are funds for agricultural development in Africa only a fraction of what they were a generation ago?