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Agriculture is the cultivation of animals, plants, fungi, and other life forms for food, fiber, biofuel, medicinal and other products used to sustain and enhance human life.

In the environmental context, "agriculture" refers to the practice of cultivating land, growing crops, and raising animals for food, fuel, and other products. Here are some examples:

  1. Crops: These are plants that are grown for food or other products, such as wheat, corn, soybeans, and cotton.

  2. Livestock: These are animals that are raised for food or other products, such as cattle, pigs, chickens, and sheep.

  3. Irrigation: This is the process of providing water to crops using artificial means, such as through the use of canals, ditches, and sprinklers.

  4. Fertilizers: These are substances that are added to soil to provide nutrients to crops, such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.

Other terms that are similar to "agriculture" in the environmental context include:

  1. Sustainable agriculture: This refers to agricultural practices that are designed to protect the environment and natural resources while also providing for human needs, such as using organic fertilizers, rotating crops, and reducing the use of pesticides.

  2. Agroforestry: This is a land use system that combines trees with crops or livestock, providing multiple benefits such as soil conservation, carbon sequestration, and biodiversity conservation.

  3. Aquaculture: This is the farming of aquatic organisms such as fish, shellfish, and aquatic plants in controlled environments, such as ponds, tanks, and cages.

  4. Permaculture: This is a design system that integrates different elements such as crops, livestock, and natural resources in a sustainable and self-sufficient way, mimicking the natural ecosystems.

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