Q. 153.5( 4 Votes )

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Some of the characteristics of primitive subsistence farming are as follows:

(a) This type of farming is practised on small patches of land with the help of primitive tools like hoe, dao and digging sticks and family labour.


(b) This type of farming depends upon Monsoons, natural fertility of soil and environmental suitability.


(c) It is a ‘slash and burn’ agriculture. Farmers clear a patch of land and produce crops for their sustenance.


(d) When the soil fertility decreases, farmers shift to new area, clear forest by burning and again sow crops. This type of farming is practised on small patches of land with the help of primitive tools like hoe, dao and digging sticks and family labour.


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