subsistence farming

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subsistence farming

[səb¦sis·təns ¦färm·iŋ]
(agriculture)
Growth of crops predominantly for consumption by the farm family rather than for sale.
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Paper presented at the IAMO-Seminar Subsistence Agriculture in Central and Eastern Europe: How to Break the Vicious Circle?
When federal funding and research refocused on subsistence agriculture "[t]he science of tobacco, with the cultivation field as laboratory and the farmers as scientists, succeeded in improving the economic returns or tobacco cultivation" (127).
In 1258, Mongol invaders sacked the capital of the Abbasid Empire, Baghdad; subsequently, much of the empire gradually reverted to subsistence agriculture.
Today, only 10 percent of the forest remains as a result of fragmentation from urbanization, subsistence agriculture and cattle ranching.
Most of Rakam's more than 2,000 impoverished residents depend on subsistence agriculture and remittances from relatives working abroad as migrant labourers to get by.
to do anything but subsistence agriculture," Mullally says.
In Zambia, the TCCEP is helping 500 women to market their natural products to high-end ecotourism lodges, providing an important income stream for people otherwise dependent on subsistence agriculture.
Consider that Africa has a population of more than one billion, 60 per cent of whom are beginning the seismic shift from rural subsistence agriculture to urban employment.
In feudal Europe, the energy regime was subsistence agriculture, and the energy used was stored sunlight.
Their estimated 400,000 inhabitants are engaged mainly in subsistence agriculture and stockbreeding.
A A The Moroccan official also called for adopting modern agricultural development policies tailored to the needs of local population and promoting subsistence agriculture.
Half those countries' populations--and 90% of the populations of the non-fossil-fuel-producing countries--labor at subsistence agriculture.