Agricultural Sciences and Technology

Lawrence Busch, Diana Stuart

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The agricultural sciences include the plant, animal, and food sciences; soil science; agricultural engineering and entomology; as well as related fields such as agricultural economics, rural sociology, nutrition, forestry, fisheries, and home economics. Historians, economists, sociologists, and philosophers have all studied agricultural sciences and technology, although there are few links among these four approaches. Current studies include those of biotechnologies, nanotechnologies, relations between science and colonialism, returns to agricultural research, and the relations between public and private research in agriculture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780080970875
ISBN (Print)9780080970868
StatePublished - Mar 26 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Agriculture
  • Biotechnology
  • Botanical gardens
  • Climate change
  • Development
  • Farming
  • Food
  • Intellectual property
  • Nanotechnology
  • Robotics
  • Standards
  • Technology treadmill

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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