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ability to use.
to provide or satisfy.
modern farming methods that include mechanical, chemical, engineering and technological methods. Also called industrial agriculture.
to relieve, unburden, or make easier.
unit of energy from food, equal to the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water by one degree Celsius.
recurring or happening frequently.
conflict between groups in the same country or nation.
full, wide-ranging, or inclusive.
geographic territory with a distinct name, flag, population, boundaries, and government.
person responsible for an offense or fault.
(singular: datum) information collected during a scientific study.
to become smaller or less important.
forced removal of something, often people or organisms, from their communities or original space.
the way something is spread out over an area.
strong and long-lasting.
the sudden shaking of Earth's crust caused by the release of energy along fault lines or from volcanic activity.
system of production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.
weariness or exhaustion.
material, usually of plant or animal origin, that living organisms use to obtain nutrients.
money or food given to regions faced with malnutrition and starvation.
United Nations agency responsible for improving food production in developing countries.
food that can be prepared, stored, and eaten throughout the year.
system or order of a nation, state, or other political unit.
having a desire or need for food or nutrition.
tropical storm with wind speeds of at least 119 kilometers (74 miles) per hour. Hurricanes are the same thing as typhoons, but usually located in the Atlantic Ocean region.
wages, salary, or amount of money earned.
structures and facilities necessary for the functioning of a society, such as roads.
to set one thing or organism apart from others.
political unit made of people who share a common territory.
an event occurring naturally that has large-scale effects on the environment and people, such as a volcano, earthquake, or hurricane.
event in the physical environment that is destructive to human activity.
to supply, usually with food, or strengthen.
to consistently bother, torment, or annoy.
having to do with public policy, government, administration, or elected office.
total number of people or organisms in a particular area.
to destroy or ruin.
to lower or lessen.
any area on Earth with one or more common characteristics. Regions are the basic units of geography.
scientific observations and investigation into a subject, usually following the scientific method: observation, hypothesis, prediction, experimentation, analysis, and conclusion.
having to do with country life, or areas with few residents.
to guarantee, or make safe and certain.
geographic region located south of the Sahara Desert in Africa.
to go beyond a set limit.
final or maximum.
hungry, or not having enough nutrients to function normally.
exactly the same in some way.
unsteady or likely to fall apart.
area of the Earth west of the prime meridian and east of the International Date Line.