Last edited 06 Apr 2022


Agriculture is practice of farming, including the cultivation of land, growing crops and rearing animals to provide food, and other products.

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NB The glossary of statistical terms, published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), defines intensive agriculture as: ‘…agricultural practices that produce high output per unit area, usually by intensive use of manure, agrochemicals, mechanization and so on.’

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