A farm is an area of land that is devoted primarily to agricultural processes with the primary objective of producing foods; it is the basic facility in food production. The name is used for specialised units such as vegetable farms, fruit farms, dairy and poultry farms used for the production of natural fibres, biofuel and other commodities.
A raw material, also known as a feedstock or most correctly unprocessed material, is a basic material that is used to produce goods, finished products, energy, or intermediate materials which are feedstock for future finished products.
Roughly 30% of food that is consumed in developing countries is perishable. Cold storage facilities are crucial to minimize post-harvest losses; however, losses occur at every step in the post harvest cycle, and therefore cold storages cannot be considered as independent solutions to prevent post harvest spoilage but as one component that needs to be integrated in a cold chain network from the point of harvest to the point of purchase by the end consumer
In fact, the majority of food consumed by human beings are
seed-based foods. Edible seeds include cereals (corn, wheat,
rice, et cetera), legumes (beans, peas, lentils, et cetera), and
nuts. Oilseeds are often pressed to produce rich oils -
sunflower, flaxseed, rapeseed (including canola oil), sesame, et
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