1 minimal (or marginal) resources for subsisting; "social security provided only a bare subsistence"
2 a means of surviving; "farming is a hard means of subsistence"
3 the state of existing in reality; having substance
means of support
- Czech: obživa
Subsistence is the food necessary to sustain life.
The following is a list of subsistence techniques:
- Hunting and Gathering techniques, also known as Foraging:
- Horticulture — plant cultivation, based on the use of simple tools.
- subsistence agriculture — agricultural cultivation involving continuous use of arable (crop) land, and is more labor-intensive than horticulture.
- Guerrilla gardening - plant cultivation on (unused) area's of land that is not owned by the cultivator himself, but is squat instead
- Pastoralism, the raising of grazing animals:
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