agroforestry

noun

ag·​ro·​for·​est·​ry ˌa-grō-ˈfȯr-ə-strē How to pronounce agroforestry (audio)
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: land management involving the growing of trees in association with food crops or pastures
agroforester noun

Examples of agroforestry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Today, the complex is the headquarters of Here Be Dragons (HBD), the conservation, agroforestry and hospitality arms of a company altruistically dedicated to preserving everything that makes Príncipe special: the natural world. Catherine Fairweather, Condé Nast Traveler, 20 Mar. 2024 Actively participating in the development of agroforestry regenerative cotton, especially on Italian soil, is an important step and will also have a real impact on local communities. Town & Country, 6 June 2023 One company financially compensates farmers for preventing deforestation, using satellite data processed with a machine learning algorithm to calculate carbon storage from agroforestry farms. Nikki Shum-Harden, Forbes, 9 Mar. 2023 Limiting climate change will require many solutions, and agroforestry experts Eric Toensmeier and Dennis Garrity explain how growing trees among crops and pastures can use land more efficiently to grow biomass that removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Laura Helmuth, Scientific American, 13 July 2020 See all Example Sentences for agroforestry 

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Word History

Etymology

agro- + forestry

First Known Use

1934, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of agroforestry was in 1934

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“Agroforestry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agroforestry. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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