Subsistence mixed crop and livestock farmers

Duties and tasks

  • Preparing the soil, sowing, planting, tending and harvesting field crops
  • Growing vegetables, fruit and other tree and shrub crops
  • Gathering wild fruits, medicinal and other plants
  • Breeding, tending and feeding animals and poultry mainly to obtain meat, eggs, milk, hair, skin or other products
  • Fetching water and gathering firewood
  • Storing produce for later use and carrying out some processing of produce
  • Building and maintaining houses and other shelters
  • Making tools, clothes and utensils for use by the household
  • Selling or bartering some products at local markets

    Skill level

    Semi-skilled
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