[ ag-roh-i-kol-uh-jee, ee-kol- ]

  1. the application of ecological principles to agriculture, with attention to how agricultural practice will affect habitats or ecosystems: Peasant farming is feeding the world and capable of cooling the planet through agroecology and a respect for biodiversity.

Origin of agroecology

First recorded in 1930–35; agro- + ecology

Other words from agroecology

  • ag·ro·ec·o·log·i·cal [ag-roh-ek-uh-loj-i-kuhl, ee-kuh-], /ˌæg roʊˌɛk əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl, ˌi kə-/, adjective
  • ag·ro·ec·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverb
  • ag·ro·e·col·o·gist, noun

Words Nearby agroecology Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023