Friday, 22 March 2013

Subsistence farming

Subsistence agriculture is self-sufficiency farming in which the farmers focus on growing enough food to feed themselves and their families. Subsistence farming is a small farm usually 1-3 acres of land.These farms have simple tools, (example) hoes, machete and digging stick.The work done in a subsistence farm is done by the farmer and his family and the produce is eaten by the farmer and his family.

Subsistence farming is a form of farming in which nearly all of the crops or livestock raised are used to maintain the farmer and the farmer’s family, leaving little, if any, surplus for sale or trade. Preindustrial agricultural peoples throughout the world have traditionally practiced subsistence farming. 

In the shaded areas, subsistence crop farming is the leading way of life in an avarage year.