We're a food company, based on agriculture, and when you look at agriculture, we buy from the equivalent of about a million farmers, and most of those farmers, large numbers of them, are smallholder family farmers in the developing world, who are often subsistence farming
, and they are the most vulnerable," he said.
Extreme flooding, and late and erratic rains during the last farming season has put pressure on farmers especially in the south -- where most Malawians are dependent on subsistence farming
to feed their families.
Description : The community engages in subsistence farming
and also explores forest for agro-forest products such as woods, snails, fruits, nuts, bush animals, vegetables, fodder and wrapping leaves for livelihoods.
More than 90 per cent of the crops in Vanuatu were destroyed, a devastating blow to a population that relies heavily on subsistence farming
Many farmers live on rain-fed subsistence farming
to grow staples such as wheat in summer and maize during winters, whereas others rely mainly on groundwater for irrigation, with little utilization of surface water.
We believe that coffee production will remain at risk over the next few years as the nature of subsistence farming
will limit investment into safeguards.
Adams notes the significant roles played by women in subsistence farming
and also in cubic matters.
These risks can be devastating particularly to rural households and small-scale farmers who depend on subsistence farming
," he said.
Even after the war subsided, most people continued to eke out a living through bare-bones subsistence farming
During the 19th century, says Brunton, most of the world's population lived by some form of subsistence farming
, and most of the food produced was eaten within the family group.
Cocoa and coffee production is lower today than 50 years ago and most people are still employed in subsistence farming
Many of them are what you think of as the traditional third world nations with people who are dirt poor and relying on subsistence farming