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subsistence farming

Definition of Subsistence Farming

(noun) A type of farming that produces enough food to feed those who grow it and their family, but no surplus.

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Cite the Definition of Subsistence Farming

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “subsistence farming.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 24, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/subsistence-farming/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

subsistence farming. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/subsistence-farming/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “subsistence farming.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 24, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/subsistence-farming/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“subsistence farming.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 24 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/subsistence-farming/>.