subsistence farming


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subsistence farming

n
(Agriculture) a type of farming in which most of the produce (subsistence crop) is consumed by the farmer and his or her family, leaving little or nothing to be marketed

subsist′ence farm`ing


n.
farming that provides for the farm family's needs with little surplus for marketing.
[1935–40]
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Noun1.subsistence farming - farming that provides for the basic needs of the farmer without surpluses for marketingsubsistence farming - farming that provides for the basic needs of the farmer without surpluses for marketing
farming, husbandry, agriculture - the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
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