Definition of 'agriculture'
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They are emitted by burning coal and biomass and from building sites, industry, agriculture and vehicles. Times, Sunday Times (2016)To make the connection between agriculture and food may be a bit too daring. The Residue Report - an action plan for safer food (1988)They kill by stealth in rivers that can appear clean and many are linked to intensive agriculture. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Agriculture ministers are split over granting approval. Times, Sunday Times (2007)More investment is needed in supporting agriculture and food production in a region that has enormous potential. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Key elements also included good nearby employment and agriculture for food. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We can oppose current patterns of intensive agriculture as long as we find other ways to feed people. Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet (2007)Why doesn't some of this ire go in the direction of agriculture or science? Times, Sunday Times (2006)It's weak in agriculture and industry. The Tribes Triumphant (2006)The problem was made worse by a serious labour shortage in British agriculture. The Sun (2014)And what about aeroplanes, industry and agriculture? The Sun (2006)Their agriculture ministers have tended to be vegetarians, their leaders holiday in sunnier climes. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The causes of decline include habitat loss, disease and intensive agriculture. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The question still to be answered is whether the key factor is the use of pesticides themselves or some other aspect of intensive agriculture. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But the agriculture industry is second only to tourism... and these snails are a major threat to that. Times, Sunday Times (2013) British agriculture has very high productivity by international standards, and it produces a large percentage of the food we consume. After Thatcher (1989)Political stability over a large and fertile land aided economic growth, and the government took a direct role in encouraging both agriculture and industry. World History: Patterns of Change and Continuity (1995)Mixed farming remained at the heart of British agriculture right up to the 1960s. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Main sectors include agriculture, food processing, manufacturing and shipping. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The other 85 per cent of taxpayers' money is spent on intensive agriculture. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He is mainly interested in the impact of technology on transport, housing, industry and agriculture. Times, Sunday Times (2007)And, incredibly, he was an agriculture minister who was responsible for the price of a pint of milk. The Sun (2013)We work on an outmoded and unrealistic notion: that land is either for intensive agriculture or it's for wildlife. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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Translations for 'agriculture'
British English: agriculture /ˈæɡrɪˌkʌltʃə/ NOUN
Agriculture is farming and the methods used to look after crops and animals.
Governments must invest more in agriculture and farmers.
- American English: agriculture
- Arabic: زِرَاعَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: agricultura
- Chinese: 农业
- Croatian: poljoprivreda
- Czech: zemědělství
- Danish: landbrug
- Dutch: landbouw
- European Spanish: agricultura arte
- Finnish: maatalous
- French: agriculture
- German: Landwirtschaft
- Greek: γεωργία
- Italian: agricoltura
- Japanese: 農業
- Korean: 농업
- Norwegian: landbruk
- Polish: rolnictwo
- European Portuguese: agricultura
- Romanian: agricultură
- Russian: сельское хозяйство
- Spanish: agricultura
- Swedish: jordbruk
- Thai: การเกษตรกรรม
- Turkish: tarım
- Ukrainian: сільське господарство
- Vietnamese: nông nghiệp
Definition of agriculture from the Collins English Dictionary
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