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self-sufficiency

the extent to which an individual (or household) restricts his consumption to products produced by himself. Developing countries with a large agricultural sector show a higher degree of self-sufficiency than industrial countries where SPECIALIZATION of labour is the norm. See NONMARKETED ECONOMIC ACTIVITY.
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We will be self-sufficient in the production of gasoline by the end of the next year and the quality of the Euro V gasolines produced by Iran is better than the foreign samples," Nasser Ashouri Qaleroudkhani, a senior official in Iran's oil industry, said.
We must prove to the whole world that we are self-sufficient nations, self-sufficient states, Alexander Lukashenko said.
In my letter titled 'Right dev't path to make PH more than self-sufficient in rice' (Opinion, 5/24/17), I wrote that the majority of our elected officials do not see much benefits to be derived from agricultural development.
The government's focus on making India self-sufficient in food grains will ensure that the country does not import pulses in the years ahead, Singh told ET on Thursday, a day after his ministry forecast major crop output to reach nearly 272 million tonnes in the year through June 2017.
Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association (PCGA) has urged the government to grant a relief and bailout package to cotton growers and convince them to bring the maximum area under cotton crop to make Pakistan self-sufficient in cotton and to save more than Rs 30 billion to Rs.
He also predicted that Iran would become self-sufficient in sugar within three years.
We are self-sufficient in food grains," declare politicians.
ALEX Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon told us we would be energy self-sufficient by 2020.
The charity works with Cambodian partners to make the New Hope Children's Home more self-sufficient, developing a number of agricultural activities.
Fazal added that Pakistan is a self-sufficient and independent state and we should not indulge in inferiority complex, adding that we will have to overcome these weaknesses and the royal road to get rid of these, is to take all the stakeholders along.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will soon produce enough gas to become energy self-sufficient, according to a poll of oil and gas professionals conducted at the ADIPEC Exhibition and Conference in Abu Dhabi.
By the end of this year, CSC will further invest NT$10 billion to raise self-sufficient rate of mining resources to over 8% from the present sub-3%.