Subsistence Farming Towards Sustainable Economic Agriculture of Small Farmers in the Developing Countries

Fawzy Z F(National Research Centre)
Shaymaa I Shedeed(National Research Centre)

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Subsistence farming, a form of cultivation in which almost all crops or livestock are used to maintain farms and the farm family, leaving little, surplus for sale and trade. Pre-industrial farming peoples all over the countries of the worldwide apply subsistence agriculture system and take advantage of the possibilities available to them from land and water resources in all locations of agriculture sites. The agricultural production has become more specialized and developed in the subsistence farming system, and farmers have produced abundant production from many horticulture crops that are traded among them and achieve their selfsufficiency from those crops.


Subsistence farming, Agriculture sector, Developing countries.

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