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Subsistence agriculture is the kind of agriculture done by farmers who have small plots, only grow enough food for themselves. In subsistence agriculture, no extra food is produced to sell or trade. It has two types: shifting agriculture and nomadic herding.

Examples:

  1. A family has only one cow to give milk only for that family.
  2. A farmer grows only enough wheat to make bread for his or her family.