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  • n. the process of making something (more) extensive
  • n. the geographic spread and distribution of any technology, especially agriculture


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  • All four regions are under threat from agricultural extensification and all four identify the household level as the key scale for analysis, remote sensing as a useful tool, and land tenure or institutions as key driving forces and issues of importance to managers.

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  • Despite the continuous processes of deforestation, agricultural extensification and fragmentation, the patrimony forest does have lower rates of change (compared to the rest of the study area not in patrimony forest), suggesting it does act to constrain the process of forest conversion.

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  • The decrease in extensification of land under agricul­tural use in these areas is counterbalanced by intensification of agricultural practices in order to ensure continued food produc­tion for expanding human populations (C8, C26).

    Ecosystems and Human Well-being~ Biodiversity Synthesis~ Key Questions on Biodiversity in the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment

  • Meeting increasing global food needs will require one or both of two approaches: intensification and extensification.

    Global Environment Outlook (GEO-4)~ Chapter 5

  • In many parts of the world, agricultural extensification involves converting more land for the cultivation of major commodities such as soybeans (Latin America and the Caribbean), oil palm and rubber (Asia and the Pacific), and coffee (Africa, Latin America and Asia), and it is exacerbated by the emergence of new markets for export.

    Global Environment Outlook (GEO-4)~ Chapter 5

  • Meeting global food needs poses increasing challenges, and will require either intensification or extensification to increase agricultural productivity [61].

    Global Environment Outlook (GEO-4)~ Chapter 5

  • Agricultural land and landscape changes in Rostrup, Denmark: process of intensification and extensification.

    Featured Articles - Encyclopedia of Earth

  • This polarization of land-use trends, with extensification or land abandonment on one side and mechanization and intensification on the other, puts many traditional land-use systems seriously at risk.

    Featured Articles - Encyclopedia of Earth

  • In recent decades agricultural commodity surpluses in the developed world have contributed to a mantra of 'land surplus' in which set-aside, extensification, alternative land uses and

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  • Decoupled from her suckler cow premium, Mars Bar's first offspring emerged shivering into a cold world without beef special premium extensification premium or slaughter premium.

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