Definition of Subsistence farming

1. Noun. Farming that provides for the basic needs of the farmer without surpluses for marketing.

Generic synonyms: Agriculture, Farming, Husbandry



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Subsistence Farming

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subsistence farming (current term)
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Literary usage of Subsistence farming

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1908)
"... Distinction between (1) subsistence farming and (2) Producing for a ... subsistence farming ..."

2. Lost Crops of Africa: Grains edited by F. R. Ruskin (1999)
"subsistence farming is vital to the lives of millions, of course, and strengthening it is perhaps the most humanitarian contribution that can be made to ..."

3. Return to Resistance: Breeding Crops to Reduce Pesticide Dependence by Raoul A. Robinson (1996)
"subsistence farming: Farming which feeds the farmer and his family but produces few surpluses for ... Almost all subsistence farming is now in the tropics. ..."

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