Definition of agribusiness in English:



  • 1Agriculture conducted on commercial principles, especially using advanced technology.

    • ‘Dr. Cramer pioneered the integration of agribusiness into agricultural economics.’
    • ‘With the rise of commercial agriculture and agribusiness, farmers have vastly increased their use of pesticides, with devastating results.’
    • ‘Growing up on a farm that was in his family for generations, Hayes comes by his passion for agriculture and agribusiness naturally.’
    • ‘In contrast, the preparation of students for careers in agricultural economics and agribusiness is largely accomplished in departments of agricultural economics and agribusiness.’
    • ‘China and Brazil have already signed a commercial accord covering agribusiness, technology, construction and natural resources.’
    • ‘Brester's research program centers on livestock and grain issues, international trade, and agribusiness and farm management.’
    • ‘My major areas of emphasis were in agricultural marketing, policy, international trade, agribusiness, and general economics.’
    • ‘The areas of specialization represented most often were marketing, agribusiness management, farm management, and policy.’
    • ‘Wouldn't the demand from worldwide consumers transform its historic small-scale village production into technology-based corporate agribusiness?’
    • ‘These areas were in agricultural education, agribusiness and horticulture.’
    • ‘Three prizes are awarded each year: one in agribusiness, one in research and one in production agriculture.’
    • ‘We cannot simply assume that traditional farming or contemporary agribusiness practices are good for us or for the land.’
    • ‘The corporation does business in the following areas: environmental services, insurance, agribusiness and winemaking, and auto parts.’
    • ‘He teaches courses in principles of agribusiness management and human resource management in small businesses.’
    farm management, farming, agriculture, land management, Agronomy, agronomics, agribusiness, cultivation, tillage
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    1. 1.1An organization engaged in this.
      • ‘Dairy farmers and the agribusinesses that support them are hungry for information that helps them understand the economic pressures and market forces that influence the price of the product they sell.’
      • ‘While not exactly a farm group, since it is heavily composed of agribusinesses, it is headed by farmers.’
      • ‘This was being done by linking development activities of smallholder producers and rural entrepreneurs with commercial agribusinesses.’
      • ‘He looks at the accelerating pace of mergers in agribusinesses that supply and buy from farmers - especially in the seed and chemical industries.’
      • ‘Most of the agribusinesses described in the texts have the best possible employee benefits because they understand that people are the most important part of their business.’
      • ‘He's unemployed because the farm that used to employ him is now a 1000-acre agribusiness using contract workers when necessary.’
      • ‘In the 1950s and 1960s, agricultural scientists and agribusinesses actively spread ‘modern agriculture’ throughout the world.’
      • ‘With $30.9 billion in assets, CoBank specializes in financing for agribusinesses and Farm Credit associations, as well as rural communications, energy, and water systems.’
      • ‘These lending associations provide loans and financial services to agricultural producers, agribusinesses, country homeowners and other rural landowners.’
      • ‘These skills will prove extremely beneficial to students and the agribusinesses that employ them.’
      • ‘More than 60,000 farmers, agribusiness owners, their employees and families are covered by ASA insurance plans.’
      • ‘The majority of the payments go to large agribusinesses, which promotes the consolidation of farms.’
      • ‘Sales of wheat, flour, livestock feed, cotton, and other commodities amounted to more than $345 million in additional income for US farmers and agribusinesses.’
      • ‘Other Illinois farmers, Illinois agribusinesses and local communities in which we do business share our concerns.’
      • ‘It served 20,000 farmers, related agribusinesses and selected commercial businesses.’
      • ‘Our research suggests that agricultural policy must be scrutinized carefully for potential local impacts on agribusinesses.’
      • ‘Add in a growing water quality and quantity problem, and agribusinesses in Florida are second only to California in facing challenging environmental issues.’
      • ‘Consumers and investors now reward farms and agribusinesses that supply desired environmental services along with food and fiber.’
      • ‘In a time of rising energy prices and concern over the environment, producers and agribusinesses must find a way to be more and more competitive in a world of scarcity.’
      • ‘They must then market these programs so that producers, agribusinesses, consumers, and politicians will appreciate and support future endeavors.’
  • 2The group of industries dealing with agricultural produce and services required in farming.

    • ‘They have failed to see that R & D is the way forward and agriculture and agribusiness need to marshal their resources to create products that will compete with the best on global markets.’
    • ‘The forum was held on the occasion of a visit of a US agricultural business delegation of 15 representatives of agribusiness companies producing nuts, eggs and meat, among others.’
    • ‘However, she wanted to better understand how the political process works and how a state legislature can influence agribusiness firms and industries.’
    • ‘A similar bill, supported by the agribusiness industry, is awaiting action by the governor in Georgia.’
    • ‘But health services, agribusiness and bio-tech are among its leading economic sectors today.’
    • ‘Observers estimated the cost to farm producers and agribusiness to be over $100 million.’
    • ‘It also moves the company closer towards its declared objective of achieving the No 1 position in the sale and distribution of oil products to the domestic, commercial and agribusiness sectors.’
    • ‘The evolving nature of both the agribusiness industry and the information age necessitates that educational programs quickly embrace new approaches made possible by technological advances.’
    • ‘Other industries in which Victoria is a major national player include financial services, agribusiness, food processing and tourism.’
    • ‘Much of the state's multibillion-dollar agribusiness industry is based upon irrigation, powered by electricity of course.’
    • ‘Electronic commerce, also called E-commerce, is revolutionizing how producers and agribusiness enterprises market their products and research new opportunities.’
    • ‘Providing pathways for Queensland exporters into international supply chains in areas such as agribusiness and mining is another.’
    • ‘In addition the microeconomic principles developed in the course support further coursework in marketing, business and agribusiness management.’
    • ‘The long-term strategy is to enable these regionals to provide additional agribusiness services and processing facilities and strengthen the locals and their farmer members.’
    • ‘As a result, a number of companies left the commercial agribusiness insurance marketplace.’
    • ‘This investment channelled mainly into the mining, agribusiness, energy, financial services and infrastructure sectors.’
    • ‘The prime movers behind conventional agriculture in the United States have been the land grant colleges, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and more recently large agribusiness firms.’
    • ‘From manufacturing to mining, agribusiness to the arts, businesses across all industries, regardless of size or location are being acknowledged.’
    • ‘The students come from a broad array of agribusiness and industry positions fairly evenly covering the entire industry.’
    • ‘Agriculture is a prominent industry in Arkansas with diverse agricultural production and agribusiness entities in all geographical regions.’
    farming, cultivation, tillage, tilling, husbandry, land management, farm management, crofting
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1950s (originally US): blend of agriculture and business.