agribusiness ag‧ri‧busi‧ness [ˈægrɪˌbɪzns] noun [uncountable]
FARMING farming using modern methods and equipment, considered as a business:

• The influence of agribusiness is felt throughout the Third World.

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agribusiness UK US /ˈægriˌbɪznɪs/ noun PRODUCTION
[U] the different types of businesses that are involved in farming, such as growing crops, supplying seeds, manufacturing farm equipment, and marketing farm products: »

Over half the nation’s land area is devoted to farming and approximately 16% of total employment is in agribusiness.

[C or U] farming using modern equipment and methods, considered an important industry: »

The term “agribusiness” is sometimes used negatively by critics of large-scale, industrialized food production.

See also EXTENSIVE AGRICULTURE(Cf. ↑extensive agriculture), INTENSIVE AGRICULTURE(Cf. ↑intensive agriculture)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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