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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They are now ready to move from subsistence farming to commercial farming and from local to international best practices.
Busia county plans to transition from subsistence farming to intensive commercial production upon completion of the lower Nzoia irrigation project.
'With the signing of these two Memoranda of Understanding, Italy demonstrates its will to support Myanmar in its efforts to move from subsistence farming to market-oriented and export-oriented farming.
Such is his sad plight in his subsistence farming amidst the negligence of the very people who should have been assisting them from day to day.
President Masisi said government intended to commercialise subsistence farming to increase food production.
On the occasion, farmers emphasized the imAportance of cultivating GM maize in Pakistan, explainAing it is important to move from subsistence farming practices to more technologically advanced commerAcial farming.
Farmers attending the showcasing event emphasized the importance of cultivating GM maize in Pakistan, explaining that in this day and age, it is important to move from subsistence farming practices to more technologically advanced commercial farming.
This is where they have to transform their traditional subsistence farming to modern farming through the application of new technologies and digital marketing platforms,' he said.
Primarily depending on rainfall, most of the agricultural activities in Pakistan including livestock and dairy are subsistence farming as commercial farming is mostly limited to irrigated land in the plains of Punjab.
Subsistence farming also discourages young educated people from venturing into agriculture because they have seen their parents and other members of the community toil on the land without tangible financial gains.
India's development model has historically been loaded against farmers, pushing them into subsistence farming. Lack of health and educational infrastructure in rural areas leaves rural youth unprepared for the job market.