Autonomy

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Autonomy

The state in which a company is not a subsidiary, department or other subdivision of another company. That is, an autonomous company is completely independent. Autonomy should not be confused with an autonomous expenditure or with autonomous consumption.
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CATEGORY 2 - SMALL GARDEN First prize: Five Wilkinson Sword power digging tools, worth pounds 125 (www.wilkinsonswordgarden.com); The New Self Sufficient Gardener by John Seymour.
UPM is completely self sufficient in power production, producing 100 MW of power in two boilers and two turbines.
Dr Peacock promised that in 2002 Farm-Africa would be doing even more to help African farmers to become self sufficient and therefore become less dependent on aid handouts.
Mr Mukhtar said that Insaf seed programme and other projects launched by the provincial government would be helpful to make the province self sufficient in wheat and other produces.
Ritchie, 40, who used to share the Ashcombe House in Wiltshire, England, with his ex-wife Madonna, wants to make the 13 million dollar property more "self sufficient".
1st prize: pounds 300 worth of hand digging tools from Spear & Jackson tools (www.spear-and-jackson.com); The New Self Sufficient Gardener by John Seymour pounds 20 (www.dk.com).