agroecology

noun
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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Other Words from agroecology

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 In other words, robotics may help us bring diversity to large-scale food production, borrowing from the lessons of agroecology. Sean Illing, Vox, "The climate crisis and the end of the golden era of food choice," 24 June 2019

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First Known Use of agroecology

1967, in the meaning defined above

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“Agroecology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agroecology. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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