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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.
Collins Dictionary of Economics, 4th ed. © C. Pass, B. Lowes, L. Davies 2005
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The Times described his book The Complete Book of Self Sufficiency as the "Bible of green sustainability".
"Available evidence suggests that during this period not only was the Government actively pursuing the policy of self sufficiency, but that NANBH (non A non B hepatitis) was perceived as a mild, and often asymptomatic disease," the report said.
Findings from the Self Sufficiency Project, for example, indicate that the instability of childcare arrangements for preschool children increased significantly for those in the program group (Michalopoulos et al., 2002).
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MAHASEEL, a leading producer of high-quality Canadian food products, has announced its participation in the inaugural Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition, to showcase how it is meeting rising demand for food and contributing to Qatar's goals for a dynamic, self-sufficient national economy.
He said that establishment of a data bank for spare parts and chemical materials, a data bank of the local resources of parts for gas refineries, the technical features and specifications of the needed spare parts and setting up of self-sufficiency committees are among the projects implemented for reaching and maintaining self sufficiency.