[ag-roh-fawr-uh-stree, ‐for-]


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.

Origin of agroforestry

1930–35; agro- + forestry
Related formsag·ro·for·est·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for agroforestry

Contemporary Examples of agroforestry

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British Dictionary definitions for agroforestry



a method of farming integrating herbaceous and tree crops
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agroforestry in Science



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.
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