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- Wageningen Academic Publishers 2012; US$ 42.46
This book assesses the institutional, technical and market constraints as well as opportunities for smallholders, notably, emerging farmers in disadvantaged areas such as the former homelands of South Africa. more...
- Wageningen Academic Publishers 2011; US$ 69.95
Southern Africa has had more than its fair share of environmental and political problems in recent years. This volume examines various dimensions of the institutional constraints faced by small farmers in the region and how they are trying to overcome them. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 72.95
The inverse relationship between farm size and productivity is accepted as a "stylized fact" of agriculture in developing countries. This study uses Egyptian fieldwork data to examine factors creating this relationship, and the impact of economic and technological change on the relationship. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 45.00
As with any enterprise involving violence and lots of money, running a plantation in early British America was a serious and brutal enterprise. Beyond resources and weapons, a plantation required a significant force of cruel and rapacious men?men who, as Trevor Burnard sees it, lacked any better options for making money. In the contentious Planters,... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2013; US$ 152.99
This volume illustrates and deepens the understanding of current agrarian dynamics developing in Mediterranean countries in the light of recent theoretical contributions. The book compiles and analyses a set of Mediterranean case studies that show the range of transformations shaping contemporary agriculture in Southern Europe more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95
Integrating a focus on gender with Marx?s surplus-based notion of class, this book offers a one-of-a-kind analysis of family farms in the United States. The analysis shows how gender and class struggles developed during important moments in the history of these family farms shaped the trajectory of U.S. agricultural development. It also generates... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00
The farm family is a unique institution, perhaps the last remnant, in an increasingly complex world, of a simpler social order in which economic and domestic activities were inextricably bound together. In the past few years, however, American agriculture has suffered huge losses, and family farmers have seen their way of life threatened by economic... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95
Marx, Lenin and Kautsky all regarded family farming as doomed to be split into capitalist farms and proletarian labour. Most modern economists regard family farming as an archaic form of production organization, destined to give way to agribusiness. Family Farms refutes these notions and analyses the manner in which family farmers have been able to... more...