631-Subsistence crop farmers

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Subsistence crop farmers
ISCO Code: 
Job Description: 
Subsistence crop farmers grow and harvest field or tree and shrub crops, vegetables and fruit, in order to provide food, shelter and a minimum of cash income for themselves and their households.

Main Tasks include -

  • preparing the soil, sowing, planting, tending and harvesting field crops
  • growing vegetables, fruit and other tree and shrub crops
  • fetching water and gathering firewood
  • storing 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 some products at local markets.

Occupations in this minor group are classified into the following unit groups:

6310 Subsistence crop farmers