Wöchenmärkte

Giessen - Germany has tradition of Bauernmarkt (farmer market) or also known as Wöchenmärkte. This market can be found in every German cities. In Landkreis Giessen, at least 8 markets can be visited. Two in the city center of Giessen, and others are in Biebertal, Gruenberg, Hungen, Laubach, Lich, dan Krofdorf-Gleiberg. The market opens once … Continue reading Wöchenmärkte

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Worldwide trends and facts on agriculture (2)

Yield of maize, rice, wheat, and Soybean all need to increase 60 percent by 2050, to meet the demand of a growing population and the changes in humans' diet. Currently, growths in yield are short of the target. In order to preserve natural resources it is necessary to increase the harvests from the existing area … Continue reading Worldwide trends and facts on agriculture (2)

Worldwide trends and facts in agriculture (1)

Giessen - Farmer as food provider in industrial country (the effect of technological development): 1900 : A single farmer can feed 4 people. 1950 : One farmer could already feed 10 people. 2012 : A single farmer using modern technology and equipment can feed 129 people. (Bunderministerium fuer Ernaehrung und Landwirtschaft, 2013). Asia accounts for … Continue reading Worldwide trends and facts in agriculture (1)

Hofgut Fridelhausen: Farm for disabled

Friedelhausen - It has been 2 years when my friends and I visited this farm during the Deutch language course in 2012. I was impressed a lot. Not only about how our language ability progress significantly as the guide only speak in German, but also how magnificent the farm was. Biohof Hofgut Friedelhausen is a … Continue reading Hofgut Fridelhausen: Farm for disabled

Examples of farm business in Prague, Czech Republic

Prague - Czech Republic (former Czechoslovakia) has experienced the agricultural system under communist regime during 1948-1990. This system was known as collectivization, which was first enforced by Joseph Stalin in USSR during 1928-1940.  In this system, land ownership was restricted from maximum 150 ha of agricultural land per family, then reduced until up to 50 … Continue reading Examples of farm business in Prague, Czech Republic