subsistence crop

subsistence crop
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subsistence crop UK US noun [C] NATURAL RESOURCES, ECONOMICS
a crop that people grow to use or eat themselves in order to keep alive, rather than to sell for profit: »

The outlying farmers produce food for urban markets as well as subsistence crops.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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