farmingnoun [ U ]uk /ˈfɑː.mɪŋ/ us /ˈfɑːr.mɪŋ/
- In the last 50 years, there has been a 33-fold increase in the amount of pesticide used in farming.
- Excessive farming had impoverished the soil.
- Cattle farming is the mainstay of the country's economy.
- Huge swathes of rain forest are being cleared for farming and mining.
- In some areas, modern intensive farming is giving way to the re-introduction of traditional methods.