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agriculture British & World English

The science or practice of farming, including cultivation of the soil for the growing of crops and the rearing of animals to provide food, wool, and other products

agriculture English Thesaurus

the mechanization of agriculture is reducing work opportunities

community-supported agriculture British & World English

A system in which a farm operation is supported by shareholders within the community who share both the benefits and risks of food production

Department of Agriculture British & World English

The department of the US government that administers federal programs related to food production and rural life. The department’s principal duty is to aid farmers, but it also serves consumers through its food-assistance and food-inspection programs

Food and Agriculture Organization British & World English

An agency of the United Nations established in 1945 to secure improvements in the production and distribution of all food and agricultural products and to raise levels of nutrition. Its headquarters are in Rome

shifting cultivation British & World English

A form of agriculture, used especially in tropical Africa, in which an area of ground is cleared of vegetation and cultivated for a few years and then abandoned for a new area until its fertility has been naturally restored

shifting agriculture in shifting cultivation British & World English

A form of agriculture, used especially in tropical Africa, in which an area of ground is cleared of vegetation and cultivated for a few years and then abandoned for a new area until its fertility has been naturally restored

community-shared agriculture in community-supported agriculture British & World English

A system in which a farm operation is supported by shareholders within the community who share both the benefits and risks of food production


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