agroforestry

noun
ag·​ro·​for·​est·​ry | \ ˌa-grō-ˈfȯr-ə-strē How to pronounce agroforestry (audio) , -ˈfär- \

Definition of agroforestry

: land management involving the growing of trees in association with food crops or pastures

Other Words from agroforestry

agroforester \ ˌa-​grō-​ˈfȯr-​ə-​stər How to pronounce agroforestry (audio) , -​ˈfär-​ \ noun

Examples of agroforestry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The study comes out of a larger, higher-level study by Nature United that outlines natural climate solutions for Canada including regenerative farming, agroforestry, and grassland protection. Michelle Cheng, Quartz, 2 Dec. 2021 With an ambitious goal to regenerate 1 million hectares of land through agroforestry by 2030, reNature is fast-becoming a force of nature. Marianne Lehnis, Forbes, 15 Sep. 2021 Their diet is based on a mix of agriculture, agroforestry and home gardens. Nell Lewis, CNN, 13 Oct. 2021 There's an abundance of science backing the benefits of agroforestry – a method of farming which plants trees in fields and cultivates biodiverse crops – for land regeneration. Marianne Lehnis, Forbes, 15 Sep. 2021 Guatemala has been using agroforestry as a tool to restore degraded lands for years. Thomas Crowther And Lucy Mulenckei, CNN, 7 Sep. 2021 Researchers have found that agroforestry projects often fail when the focus is solely on tree-planting and locals are left out of the process. Jessica Leigh Hester, Wired, 21 Aug. 2021 One of our Champagne Maisons, Ruinart has dedicated 40 hectares of its historic vineyard to an agroforestry pilot project that will help promote biodiversity by providing habitats for fauna. John Mariani, Forbes, 28 June 2021 This the researchers contrast with cocoa agroforestry in Sierra Leone, in which cocoa is planted alongside other trees, pineapples, chillies and other crops, providing additional income for locals as well as reducing forest clearance. David Vetter, Forbes, 12 May 2021

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First Known Use of agroforestry

1934, in the meaning defined above

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“Agroforestry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agroforestry. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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