A key focus of applied agricultural science is the use of a systems research approach to engage with problems related to the primary production of food and feed and to renewable raw materials. This discipline includes multiple fields of research that work towards product-related food safety (consumer protection) and global food security.
Agricultural science encompasses an extraordinary array of scientific, technological and socio-economic areas. It also features unique interdisciplinary links to related fields of knowledge.
The ZB MED's holdings in the fields of agricultural engineering/machinery and stable construction are limited to a small selection of basic reference works.
Agricultural economics (basic principles)
Biotechnology and genetic engineering in animal and plant systems
Food chain management (planning and optimisation of all processes along the food chain
Nanotechnology in the agricultural and food sectors
Comparative analyses of agriculture in different countries and cultures
Cultivation methods and techniques (basic principles)
Botany of field crops
Anatomy and physiology of livestock
Fisheries and Aquaculture
Aquaculture (edible species)
Inland (freshwater) fishing
Technology in Agricultural Science (very limited collection)
Architecture, buildings, stable and shed construction