Definition of pastoralization in English:

pastoralization

Pronunciation /ˌpɑːst(ə)rəlʌɪˈzeɪʃn/ /ˌpast(ə)rəlʌɪˈzeɪʃn/

noun

  • The action or process of making pastoral; specifically the conversion or restoration of industrial land to agricultural use.

    Often with reference to a plan to deindustrialize Germany after the Second World War (1939–45).

Origin

1940s. From pastoral + -ization. Compare earlier pastoralized, and also pastoralize.