Agroforestry



a method and system of land management involving the simultaneous cultivation of farm crops and trees; agriculture incorporating the growing of trees:
Agroforestry ensures a continuous food supply, some continuous economic return, and the avoidance of soil degradation.
Contemporary Examples

They lend themselves to biodiverse agriculture as well as to agroforestry, a style of tree farming that promotes diversity.
Four Chocolate Questions Answered Mary Goodbody September 28, 2009

noun
a method of farming integrating herbaceous and tree crops
agroforestry
(āg’rō-fôr’ĭ-strē)
A system of land use in which harvestable trees or shrubs are grown among or around crops or on pastureland, as a means of preserving or enhancing the productivity of the land.

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Agrology

    the branch of soil science dealing especially with the production of crops. noun the scientific study of soils and their potential productivity

  • Agromania

    an abnormal desire to live alone, especially in an isolated area.



  • Agron.

    . agronomy

  • Agronomic

    the science of soil management and the production of field crops. noun the science of cultivation of land, soil management, and crop production n. “science of land management for crop production,” 1814, from French agronomie, from Greek agronomos “overseer of land,” from agros “field” (see acre) + -nomos “law or custom, administering,” related to nemein […]



Disclaimer: Agroforestry definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.