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Definition of the noun agribusiness

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noun - plural: agribusinesses

  1. a large-scale farming enterprise

Alternative definition of the noun agribusiness


  1. big business connected to agriculture, either owning or operating large scale farms, or catering to those who do.


Agribusiness is the business of agricultural production. It includes agrichemicals, breeding, crop production, distribution, farm machinery, processing, and seed supply, as well as marketing and retail sales.

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Google previewTransition Redesigned (2013)

A Practical Philosophy Perspective by Wojciech W. Gasparski, Boleslaw Rok

The Case ofModern Agribusiness Modern agribusiness is an illustrative case of the destructive ecological and social consequences of the...

Modern agribusiness means large-scale, industrialized, and vertically integrated food production systems.

Google previewPrivatization and Deregulation (1999)

Needed Policy Reforms for Agribusiness Development by Mohinder S. Mudahar

Agribusiness Is a Name for the Food and Fiber Complex According to Goldberg ( 1991), agribusiness "is a concept and perspective that deals with an economic sector that encompasses half the world's labor force, half the world's assets, and ...

Google previewNature's Unruly Mob (2009)

Farming and the Crisis in Rural Culture by Paul Gilk

Industrial agribusiness is an inappropriate way to feed a hungry world, to put it in the mildest possible terms. More accurately, agribusiness is a form of rational plunder abstractly ...

Google previewThe Communication Scarcity in Agriculture (2016)

by Jessica Eise, Whitney Hodde

agribusiness (agricultural business) Agribusiness is the commonly used term for agricultural business. It refers to ...

Google previewSupply Chain Design and Management for Emerging Markets (2015)

Learning from Countries and Regions by Wojciech Piotrowicz, Richard Cuthbertson

Today, agribusiness is a major driving force in the economy, such that, in the last decade, the country has become the...

Another remarkable point regarding agribusiness is that ethanol production and its use as a fuel in the country began ...

Google previewFood Security, Poverty and Nutrition Policy Analysis (2014)

Statistical Methods and Applications by Suresh Babu, S.N. Gajanan, Prabuddha Sanyal

Agribusiness is the high-tech version of the food system, which is the most homogeneous of all the systems. Agriculture in the middle refers to farms, which are spread through the rural areas, and are independent agricultural communities.

Google previewFinancial Management for Agribusiness (2007)

by WJ Obst, R Graham, G Christie

Agribusiness is the sector involved in the production, processing and distribution of agricultural goods and services, and it includes all related activities. Defining agribusiness more narrowly ignores the industry sector that has responded to ...

Google previewCrop Biosecurity (2008)

Assuring our Global Food Supply by Maria Lodovica Gullino, Jacqueline Fletcher, Abraham Gamliel, James Peter Stack

Agribusiness is an important source of information regarding the geographic distribution of pests and pathogens and the emergence of new diseases. Mechanisms to share information that enables preparedness or activates prevention and/or ...

Google previewLiterary Trails of Eastern North Carolina (2013)

A Guidebook by Georgann Eubanks

The adjustment from plantation life to tenant farming to sharecropping to migrant labor and now to global agribusiness is a story line best examined in the lives of those swept along in the swirling currents—a gift from the writers of this region.

Google previewA Communion of Subjects (2009)

Animals in Religion, Science, and Ethics by Paul Waldau, Kimberley Patton

Agribusiness is an entirely different concept that views the use of soil, animals, and nature as way to make money. These rather simplistic definitions have created the biggest dilemma for most of the participants in the Soul of Agriculture ...

Google previewParadigm Shift (2015)

by Navneet Gupta

Agribusiness is a crime: “The moral progress of a nation can be seen in how it treats it's animals” - Mahatma Gandhi, Indian political and spiritual leader (1869 - 1948) From A Former Insider Turned Whistle-Blower: Canada imports industrial ...

Google previewCases on SMEs and Open Innovation: Applications and Investigations (2011)

Applications and Investigations by Rahman, Hakikur

Management and Organizational Concerns The agribusiness is the largest Brazilian business, accounting for 37% of jobs in the country and 42.5% of Brazilian exports, generating foreign exchange in the order of 65.8 billion dollars, which ...

Google previewAgribusiness in Africa (1984)

by Barbara Dinham, Colin Hines

Agribusiness is the term given to these companies. It is a word which emphasises the broad reach of these large companies which can be involved in several aspects of food production, including the agricultural inputs sector, the farm, the food ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Geography (2004)

by Gerald R. Pitzl

Agribusiness The high-technology industry, which emerged with dramatic speed in the late twentieth century, was agglomerated from the beginning. Silicon Valley , near San Jose, California; Route 128 around Boston; and the Research ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice (2007)

by Gary L. Anderson, Kathryn G. Herr

AGRIBUSINESS. Organic farming (also known as biological farming) is a process of growing foods without the use of chemical additives, genetically modified seeds, hormones, or antibiotics. Organic farmers rely instead on a variety of ...

Google previewCultural Encyclopedia of Vegetarianism (2010)

by Margaret Puskar-Pasewicz

Garrett Broad AGRIBUSINESS Agribusiness refers to the way in ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society (2007)

by Robert W. Kolb

Eugene Heath See also Agribusiness; Agriculture, Ethics of; Biocentrism; Corporate Rights and Personhood; Deep Ecology; Environmental Ethics; Factory Farming; Land Ethic; Property and Property Rights Further Readings Agar, H., ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Geography Terms, Themes, and Concepts (2011)

by Reuel R. Hanks

There are two connotations for the term “agribusiness.” In a more general sense, the word is used to identify the integrated and diverse components of modern crop production, including the actual grower, but also many others: silo operators; ...

Google previewAmerican Economic History: A Dictionary and Chronology (2015)

A Dictionary and Chronology by James S. Olson, Abraham O. Mendoza

AGRIBUSINESS The term “agribusiness” is used today to describe the process by which agricultural marketing and processing firms have vertically integrated* themselves by purchasing land and raising crops, thereby ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Environmental Politics (2014)

by John Barry, E. Gene Frankland

agribusiness Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) was established to monitor the implementation of Agenda 21. A number of national governments have responded to the commitments made at the Earth Summit, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Contemporary American Culture (2005)

by Robert Gregg, Gary W. McDonogh, Cindy H. Wong

Agricultural exports totaled more than $60 billion annually in the late 19905, while the export of knowledge and technology also reinforces the global status of American agribusiness. While agriculture is linked ideologically to the family farm ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cesar Chavez: The Farm Workers' Fight for Rights and Justice (2013)

by Roger Bruns

Agribusiness of California In 1939, progressive writer Carey McWilliams coined the phrase “ Factories ...

Google previewLegal Dictionary of Food Security in the World (2013)

by François Collart Dutilleul, Jean-Philippe Bugnicourt

It should here be stated that this has always happened at times of macroeconomic adjustment: this requires an increase in external trade balances and favours agribusiness (agriculture on a large scale) in an absolute way, but to the detriment ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cuban-United States Relations (2004)

by Thomas M. Leonard

Agribusiness. Exhibition. Foraker,. Joseph. B. (¡846–¡9¡7) A Republican senator from Ohio, at outbreak of the War for Independence in ¡895 Foraker supported the cause for Cuban independence, pushed for extending diplomatic recognition of ...

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