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close this bookEnvironmental Handbook Volume II: Agriculture, Mining/Energy, Trade/Industry (GTZ, 1995, 736 p.)
close this folderAgriculture
close this folder33. Agricultural engineering
View the document1. Scope
View the document2. Environmental impacts and protective measures
View the document3. Notes on the analysis and evaluation of environmental impacts
View the document4. Interaction with other sectors
View the document5. Summary assessment of environmental relevance
View the document6. References

4. Interaction with other sectors

Agricultural engineering is closely linked to the following sectors:

- Plant production: agricultural engineering constitutes an extension of this sector in virtually every respect
- Plant protection: mechanical methods, application techniques
- Livestock farming: use of animal traction, intensive animal husbandry (still on only a small scale in developing countries, but extremely widespread in industrialised nations), livestock farming practices
- Irrigation: particularly supply, application and distribution of water, gravity-flow and pressure irrigation methods (sprinkling, drop irrigation)
- Agro-industry: primary products ("large-area products" such as grain and sugar), use of wastes
- Rural hydraulic engineering: correlation with plot size
- Renewable sources of energy (biomass)
- Mechanical engineering
- Mills handling cereal crops