Meaning of “self-sufficiency” in the English Dictionary

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"self-sufficiency" in Business English

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self-sufficiencynoun [ U ]

uk us FINANCE, COMMERCE

the fact of being able to provide everything you need for yourself, especially food, without buying from or being helped by others:

These programs are aimed at moving developing nations toward economic self-sufficiency.

(Definition of “self-sufficiency” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)