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6210 SUBSISTENCE AGRICULTURAL AND FISHERY WORKERS
 


    Subsistence agricultural and fishery workers grow and harvest field or tree and shrub crops, grow vegetables and fruit, gather wild fruits, medicinal and other plants, tend or hunt animals, catch fish and gather various forms of aquatic life in order to provide food, shelter and a minimum of cash income for themselves and their households.

    Tasks include -

    (a) preparing the soil, sowing, planting, tending and harvesting field crops;

    (b) growing vegetables, fruit and other tree and shrub crops;

    (c) gathering wild fruits, medicinal and other plants;

    (d) tending, feeding or hunting animals mainly to obtain meat, milk, hair, skin or other products;

    (e) fetching water and gathering firewood

    (f) catching fish and gathering other forms of aquatic life;

    (g) storing or carrying out some basic processing of their produce;

    (h) building shelters and making simple tools, clothes and utensils for use by the household;

    (i) selling some products at local markets;

    (j) performing related tasks.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Farm worker, skilled/subsistence farming

  • Farmer, subsistence farming


  • Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

  • Labourer, farm - 9211

  • Labourer, fishery - 9213


   
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 Updated 18 September 2004, by VA.