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Extensive farming

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Extensive farming or extensive agriculture (as opposed to intensive farming) is an agricultural production system that uses small inputs of labour, fertilizers, and capital, relative to the land area being farmed. Extensive farming most commonly refers to sheep and cattle farming in areas with low agricultural productivity but can also refer to large-scale growing of wheat, barley and other grain crops. (Wikipedia)

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Broader TermsNarrower TermsRelated Terms
Farming systems
Extensive husbandry
Large farms

This term is used for the following terms: 
Extensive agriculture
Extensive production

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