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mon·o·cul·ture

 (mŏn′ə-kŭl′chər)
n.
1. The cultivation of a single crop on a farm or in a region or country.
2. A single, homogeneous culture without diversity or dissension.

mon′o·cul′tur·al adj.
mon′o·cul′tur·al·ism n.

monoculture

(ˈmɒnəʊˌkʌltʃə)
n
(Agriculture) the continuous growing of one type of crop

mon•o•cul•ture

(ˈmɒn əˌkʌl tʃər)

n.
the use of land for growing only one type of crop.
[1910–15]
mon′o•cul`tur•al, adj.

monoculture

the use of land for the cultivation of only one type of crop. — monocultural, adj.
See also: Agriculture

monoculture

Extensive cultivation of one crop. It maximizes use of farm machinery, but increases risks of crop disease, pest infestation, and impaired soil structure.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.monoculture - the cultivation of a single crop (on a farm or area or country)
culture - the raising of plants or animals; "the culture of oysters"
Translations
monocultuur

monoculture

[ˈmɒnəʊˌkʌltʃəʳ] Nmonocultivo m

monoculture

[ˈmɒnəʊˌkʌltʃəʳ] nmonocoltura
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The idea of "nutrient farming" of a few nutrients in monocultures of a few crops has already started to be pushed at the policy level.
Locavores argue that agricultural trade and specialization lead to monocultures that in a time of crisis, such as an insect infestation, will destroy large acreages with no diversity of crops to fill in the gaps.
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Alex Morgan, manager of sustainable agriculture at the Rainforest Alliance (RA), described travels to coffee farms that were once diverse forest habitats and are now bleak monocultures with "a lot of garbage from human waste and waste from coffee mills that goes directly into streams and rivers" and farmers who have "no real negotiating power.
Others maintain small monocultures with higher yield per unit area," said Hata.
It follows then that biodiversity conservation is intimately bound up in food sovereignty struggles against industrial monocultures around the world.
Grassroots organizations throughout South America denounce the devastating effects of an agricultural model based on monocultures, land and profit concentrations, labor exploitation , and environmental destruction.
The report also notes that government policies that promote monocultures and discourage local self-sufficiency put farmers' livelihoods at greater risk and contribute to climate change.
GRASSLAND monocultures may be hitting farm profits, Welsh plant scientists have discovered.
And they say the result would be a series of monocultures that would provide little sustenance for wildlife.
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