[ ag-roh-fawr-uh-stree, ‐for- ]
/ ˌæg roʊˈfɔr ə stri, ‐ˈfɒr- /
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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.
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They lend themselves to biodiverse agriculture as well as to agroforestry, a style of tree farming that promotes diversity.
British Dictionary definitions for agroforestry
/ (ˌæɡrəʊˈfɒrɪstrɪ) /
a method of farming integrating herbaceous and tree crops
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Scientific definitions for agroforestry
[ ăg′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.
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