Definition of cash crop in English:

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cash crop

Pronunciation: /ˈkaSH ˌkräp/


A crop produced for its commercial value rather than for use by the grower.
Example sentences
  • Where adapted, it is unmatched by any other forage as a feed for livestock, as a cash crop, and as an energy-efficient crop.
  • Also consider your need for extra alfalfa or its value as a cash crop.
  • Biofuel offers a cash crop for farmers and a way for communities to take control of their energy needs while helping the environment and decreasing dependence on foreign oil.


cash cropping

Example sentences
  • Most ni-Vanuatu are subsistence farmers who do cash cropping on the side.
  • Similar developments have been noted in other parts of Africa, in some cases as a result of state policy to develop rural agriculture through the introduction of cash cropping.
  • Since the introduction of cash crops to Kenya, a gendered division of farming has relegated women to subsistence farming and men to cash cropping.
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