agropastoralism

noun ag·ro·pas·to·ral·ism \ ¦a-(ˌ)grō-¦pa-st(ə-)rə-ˌli-zəm \

Definition of agropastoralism

: a way of life or a form of social organization based on the growing of crops and the raising of livestock as the primary means of economic activity
  • Agropastoralism in these agriculturally marginal environments demanded a regular exchange of livestock for crops, especially during droughts.
  • —N. Thomas HakanssonEthnologySummer 1998

agropastoralist

play \¦a-(ˌ)grō-¦pa-st(ə-)rə-list\ adjective
    • … this article explores the sociocultural context of ritual violence in a small-scale agropastoralist society and its relation to social reproductive concerns.
    • —Jon G. AbbinkEthnologySummer 1999

agropastoralist

noun, plural agropastoralists
    • They were agropastoralists who were good at raising cattle and sheep and who were able to utilize the minimal available water for growing wheat.
    • —Victor Mair, quoted by Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times28 Mar. 2010

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First Known Use of agropastoralism

1982


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