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Title Subsistence farming
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Subsistence farming is a mode of horticulture in which a plot of land produces only enough food to feed the family working it. Depending on climate, soil conditions, agricultural practices and the crop grown, it generally requires between 1,000 and 40,000 mᅡᄇ (0.25 and 10 acres) per person. Subsistence farming, by definition, produces enough food to sustain the farmers through their normal daily activities, and often enough of a surplus to take to market or store for later. It is a harsh way of living, if one wishes to have large amounts of modern conveniences. Because large surpluses are rare, subsistence farming does not promote the accumulation of capital. However, the personal freedom that it provides from the capitalist economy offers some families value. Some also choose subsistence agriculture to work fewer hours and provide themselves with the necessities to live a healthy, comfortable life outside of modern society. One form of subsistence farming is shifting cultivation...
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