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How to use "Labor-intensive" in context?
What exactly does the term "labor-intensive" mean? Generally, labor-intensive agriculture means agriculture where the use of labor is significant, either as a percentage of total production or as a share of total farm income. This means that agricultural production is typically done by hand or with modest mechanization. For example, a farm that specializes in producing produce using few tractor assets would be considered labor-intensive, while a farm that employs a large number of tractors and other mechanized equipment would typically be considered more mechanized.
One reason that labor-intensive agriculture is so popular is that it tends to be more environmentally friendly.
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