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Engineering Branches (Agricultural & Food Engineering)
It covers a wide range of areas dealing with Post-Harvest Technology, Dairy and Food Engineering, Farm Machinery and Power Workshop, and Aqua-Cultural Engineering.
The work of agricultural and food engineers plays an important part in maintaining the food supply by ensuring agricultural productivity and the safety of the food supply. Agricultural engineers study farm crops and animals, and develop ways of improving their quantity and quality. They look for ways to improve crop yield with less labor, control pests and weeds more safely and effectively, and conserve soil and water. They research methods of converting raw agricultural commodities into attractive and healthy food products for consumers.
Agricultural science is closely related to biological science, and agricultural engineers use the principles of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and other sciences to solve problems in agriculture. They often work with biological scientists on basic biological research and on applying to agriculture the advances in knowledge brought about by biotechnology.
In the past two decades, rapid advances in basic biological knowledge related to genetics spurred growth in the field of biotechnology. Some agricultural and food engineers use this technology to manipulate the genetic material of plants and crops, attempting to make organisms more productive or resistant to disease. These advances in biotechnology have opened up research opportunities in many areas of agricultural and food science, including commercial applications in agriculture, environmental remediation, and the food industry.
See Also : -
- Aerospace Engineering
- Agricultural & Food Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Science and Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Electronics Engineering
- Industrial Engineering & Management
- Information Technology
- Instrumentation Engineering
- Materials Science
- Mechanical Engineering
- Mining Engineering
- Naval Architecture