One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who owns or manages a farm on which they grow crops or raise livestock sufficient only for their own use, without any surplus for trade.‘a rural subsistence farmer in the South’
- ‘Concern is mounting in the country over continued low rainfall and its impact on the country's subsistence farmers and agro-industry.’
- ‘Traditional subsistence farmers are being displaced by cattle ranchers.’
- ‘The majority of the population are subsistence farmers, raising just enough crops and animals to meet their own needs.’
- ‘Our system enables a subsistence farmer to move from growing a single crop on one plot of land to double cropping in the same season.’
- ‘These groups warn that GM crops would threaten biodiversity and make subsistence farmers dependent on the biotech companies.’
- ‘Outside urban areas, Peruvians are largely subsistence farmers.’
- ‘Her husband — a violin player — worked as subsistence farmers.’
- ‘About 80 percent of the population here is comprised of subsistence farmers.’
- ‘A subsistence farmer living in this rural area for most of his life, he supported himself working as a cook when he moved to the city.’
- ‘Few families are wholly subsistence farmers, having relied traditionally on cash from the sale of surplus produce or from emigration of family members.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.