off-farm

jsr1981

New Member
spanish
Hello!

I'm new and I would like to know if someone can help me. I want to know the meaning/traduction of the word "off-farm". The background is the agriculture sector and the sentence is the following:

"The reform did not provide any benefits to small farmers (minifundistas), many of whom depend on off-farm work"

Thank you in advance for your help

Gracias
 
  • MrYeahbut

    Senior Member
    USA- English
    "Off farm work" probably means the farmers have to have jobs other than just farming to support themselves. ie, They have to go to town and work in a factory or something just to be able to live. The reforms did nothing to help people in this situation.
     

    jsr1981

    New Member
    spanish
    Hello!

    Thank you very much for your answer. I think I understand better now. You did help me :)

    have a nice day

    bye
     
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