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com·mer·cial agri·cul·ture

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  1. Commercial agriculture

    Commercial agriculture is a large-scale production of crops for sale, intended for widespread distribution to wholesalers or retail outlets. In commercial farming crops such as wheat, maize, tea, coffee, sugarcane, cashew, rubber, banana, cotton are harvested and sold in the world markets. Commercial agriculture includes livestock production and livestock grazing. Due to the expensive nature of capital formation and implementation of technological processes, the landowners of such farms are often large agricultural corporations. Large-scale commercial farming, in terms of some of its processes, may be conceptually not very different from large industrial enterprises; United Fruit Company is an example. Commercial farming is most commonly found in advanced industrialized nations. The harvested crop may be processed on-site and then sold to a wholesaler as a complete product, or it may be sold as-is for further processing elsewhere. Commercial agriculture differs significantly from subsistence agriculture, as the main objective of commercial agriculture is achieving higher profits through economies of scale, specialization, introduction of capital-intensive farming techniques, labour-saving technologies, and maximization of crop yields per hectare through synthetic and natural resources. Whereas subsistence agriculture is an economic model in which most members of a population work in agriculture to feed themselves, with limited need for trade, commercial agriculture is a type of agriculture suited to industrial or postindustrial economic models, in which most members of a population do not work in agriculture, are fed by others, and purchase their food and fiber as consumers, with currency.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of commercial agriculture in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of commercial agriculture in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2


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  • Banphira LM Kharsati
    Banphira LM Kharsati
    it is very good definition. thank you it has helped in my research
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