Subsistence agriculture is the type of agriculture in which farming consumes all of the products that are grown locally. Intensive subsistence agriculture is found in densely populated areas of monsoon Asia.
The two categories practised in the world of this type of agriculture are:
a) Intensive subsistence agriculture dominated by wet paddy cultivation: This type of agriculture is dominated by rice. Due to the high density of population, the land holdings are very small. The farmers work with the family members leading to intensive use of land. Most of the work is done manually and not through the use of any machines. The yield per unit area is high but the labour productivity is low.
b) Intensive subsistence agriculture dominated by crops other than paddy: It is not suitable to grow paddy in certain areas of monsoon Asia due to geographical conditions, soil, climate and relief. They do not sue any form of manual labour. The yield per unit area is not high but the labour productivity is high.
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