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Subsistence farming facts for kids

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Bakweri cocoyam farmer from Cameroon
Like most farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa, this Cameroonian man cultivates at the subsistence level.

Subsistence farming is the kind of farming done by farmers who have small plots, only grow enough food for themselves. In subsistence agriculture, no extra food is produced to sell or trade. This means farming doesn't give them money to buy things. Subsistence farming may be:shifting farming or nomadic herding (see nomadic people).


  1. A family has only one cow to give milk only for that family.
  2. A farmer grows only enough wheat to make bread for his or her family.

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Agricultura de subsistencia para niños

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