Definitions for "Subsistence farming"
where all produce is consumed by farming family
Growing crops and, where appropriate, keeping animals so as to provide food (cereals, pulses, vegetable and fruits), shelter materials, and possibly other products (fibres, medicinals) for family use.
Supplementing solar energy with energy from human labor and draft animals to produce enough food to feed oneself and family members; in good years there may be enough food left over to sell or put aside for hard times. Compare industrialized agriculture.