ag·​ro·​ecol·​o·​gy | \ ˌa-grō-ē-ˈkä-lə-jē How to pronounce agroecology (audio) , -i-ˈkä-, -e-ˈkä- \

Definition of agroecology

: an ecological approach to agriculture that views agricultural areas as ecosystems and is concerned with the ecological impact of agricultural practices

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agroecological \ ˌa-​grō-​ˌē-​kə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce agroecology (audio) , -​ˌe-​kə-​ \ adjective

Examples of agroecology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its recognition that systemic problems require systemic solutions makes agroecology a threat. Raj Patel, Scientific American, 22 Sep. 2021 This agroecology research also echoes the seismic changes in consumer trends that have been snowballing for the past decade. Errol Schweizer, Forbes, 3 Nov. 2021 In agroecology, farmers find ways not to exterminate pests but to reach an ecological equilibrium. Raj Patel, Scientific American, 22 Sep. 2021 In other words, robotics may help us bring diversity to large-scale food production, borrowing from the lessons of agroecology. Sean Illing, Vox, 24 June 2019

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First Known Use of agroecology

1967, in the meaning defined above

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“Agroecology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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