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[ag-roh-fawr-uh-stree, ‐for-] /ˌæg roʊˈfɔr ə stri, ‐ˈfɒr-/
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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agroforester, noun Unabridged
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  • The three main components of the project are forest conservation, tree plantations, and agroforestry farm development.
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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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