self-sufficiency


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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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These include local production using the least possible amount of water and electricity and by utilising sophisticated technology such as greenhouses, in order to achieve around 70% self-sufficiency in vegetable production and having to import only 30% of the vegetables required.
It would be recalled in February, Piaol conceded that the country would not achieve 100 percent rice self-sufficiency rate during his term.
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol, who has promised that the country could produce enough rice for its own needs by 2020 with the help of free irrigation and other measures, said the agency would have to settle with the country's current rice self-sufficiency rate at 93 percent.
Egypt's self-sufficiency rate of rice reached 94.2% in 2017, with an average rice consumption per capita of 38.7 kg versus 34.7 kg in 2016, an increase of 11.5%," the Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) announced in its annual bulletin of production movement, foreign trade, and available agriculture commodities for consumption in 2017.
Azerbaijan brought self-sufficiency in meat and dairy products to 90 percent, Agriculture Minister Inam Karimov said at an event dedicated to the launch of a partnership program with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
The country's dream to achieve food self-sufficiency will be easier said than done going by the Bhutan Trade Statistics showing the values of food imported and exported last year.
By cleverly combining creativity with eco-awareness, "Eco Kids Self-Sufficiency Handbook" is timely instructional guide and manual that specifically encourages children aged 7-14 to put down their mobile devices and get involved with 'hands-on' projects that range from building a wind turbine and a go-kart, to creating light, growing vegetables, and making green gifts, "Eco Kids Self Sufficiency Handbook" offers a wide range of illustrated ways to capture the imagination and make a positive contribution to the world around us.
"Herbs and Spices: Self-Sufficiency" by Linda Gray (a home and garden expert and runs her own very successful gardening website and publishes a monthly e-zine) is clear and concise directory of herbs and spices provides all the essential information to help you grow a selection of these flavor-enhancing foods in small or large spaces.
Beyond set, standard and stereotype leadership, we wish charismatic statesmanship for priorities of simplicity and austerity, self-reliance and self-sufficiency and an olive branch for national reconciliation: a matchless magnetic and inventive statesmanship, an exemplary selfless and altruistic statesmanship, an unequalled statesmanship of managerial acumen, conflict, time and priorities management and an unrivalled statesmanship of noble resolve towards a brighter Pakistan.
Malaysia targets to achieve 80 per cent self-sufficiency in rice by 2022, moving up from the current 70 per cent, said Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Salahuddin Ayub.
Cecilia Chavez sees the Department of Agriculture's (DA) apparent abandonment of the country's longtime dream of rice self-sufficiency in favor of rice import dependence.
Iran had earlier announced plans to attain self-sufficiency in the production of parts and equipment for its petrochemical plants.