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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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The Family Self Sufficiency program provides families receiving federal housing assistance a key pathway to success.
The Times described his book The Complete Book of Self Sufficiency as the "Bible of green sustainability".
Self sufficiency in food products, therefore, has to be maintained as instability in food supply would have bad impact on other economic sector.
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.
Energy self sufficiency is achievable in most operations with significant improvements in just two areas, both associated with water removal: 1) product drying and 2) water removal from spent pulping liquors.
If we are to fulfill the mandates of empowerment and self sufficiency, then we must be concerned with not only assisting consumers to secure employment but also help them find employment that provides a living wage.