cash crop

cash crop, cash-crop production
A cash crop is a horticultural product that is grown exclusively for sale on a money market, rather than for subsistence or barter. Cash-crop production may entail monoculture (the production of a single crop for the market), with the result that farmers are dependent on the success of this crop to generate sufficient income to cover their subsistence needs.

Dictionary of sociology. 2013.

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  • cash crop — ➔ crop * * *    A crop grown for sale is a cash crop, whereas a crop grown for food is a subsistence crop. * * * cash crop UK US noun [C] ► COMMERCE a crop (= a plant ) grown by someone to sell rather than to eat or use themselves: »Rice is now… …   Financial and business terms

  • cash crop — cash crops N COUNT A cash crop is a crop that is grown in order to be sold. Cranberries have become a major cash crop …   English dictionary

  • cash crop — n a crop grown in order to be sold rather than to be used by the people growing it →subsistence crop at ↑subsistence …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cash crop — cash ,crop noun count a crop that farmers grow so that they can sell it, rather than using it themselves …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cash crop — cash′ crop′ n. agr. any crop that is considered easily marketable, as wheat or cotton • Etymology: 1865–70, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • cash crop — ► NOUN ▪ a crop produced for its commercial value rather than for use by the grower …   English terms dictionary

  • cash crop — n. a crop grown by a farmer primarily for sale to others rather than for his or her own use …   English World dictionary

  • cash crop — noun a readily salable crop that is grown and gathered for the market (as vegetables or cotton or tobacco) • Hypernyms: ↑crop * * * noun : a crop produced or gathered primarily for the market and readily salable (as cotton, tobacco, or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cash crop — For the Rascalz album, see Cash Crop (album) …   Wikipedia

  • cash crop — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms cash crop : singular cash crop plural cash crops a crop that farmers grow so that they can sell it, rather than using it themselves …   English dictionary

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