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subsistence farmingnoun [U]

uk   us   (also subsistence agriculture) ECONOMICS
farming that ​provides enough ​food for the ​farmer and their family to ​live on, but not enough for them to ​sell: Most of the ​populationsurvive on ​subsistencefarming.
subsistence farmer
noun [C]
Many of the world's ​poor are ​subsistencefarmers.
(Definition of subsistence farming from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “subsistence farming”
in Chinese (Simplified) 生存农业…
in Chinese (Traditional) 自耕自給農場…
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