Conditions of Agricultural Growth

Conditions of Agricultural Growth

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Investigating the process of agrarian change, this book analyzes costs and productivity under the main systems of primitive agriculture. The conclusion is that technical, economic and social changes are unlikely to take place within primitive agriculture unless the rural community concerned is exposed to the pressure of population growth: a conclusion that is in sharp contrast to generally accepted ideas. The themes in the book are central to the discussion of the problems of population explosion and the world's undernourished more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 6.86mm | 204g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 113887860X
  • 9781138878600

Table of contents

Introduction 1. The Dynamics of Land Utilization The Historical Sequence Land Use In The Tropics The Changing Landscape 2. The Interdependence of Land Use and Technical Change Fallow Systems and Types of Techniques Kind of Tool vs. Make of Tool 3. Labour Productivity Under Long-Fallow and Short-Fallow Systems From Forest Fallow to Bush Fallow The Advent of Plough Cultivation 4. Carrying Capacity of Land and Productivity of Labour Under Intensive Agriculture From Natural Grazing to Produced Fodder From Dry to Irrigated Agriculture Population Growth and Labour Productivity 5. Population Growth and Working Hours Short Hours under the Long-Fallow System The Dead Seasons under the Short-Fallow System The Hard Toil of Intensive Agriculture The Gradual Change of Working Habits 6. The Co-Existence of Cultivation Systems Adaptation of Land Use to Natural Conditions The Cases of Java and Japan Reductions of Population Density Effects of Rapid Population Growth 7. Diminishing Returns to Labour and Technical Inertia 8. The Vicious Circle of Sparse Population and Primitive Techniques Preconditions for the Concentration of Population Divergent Patterns of Agriculture 9. Systems of Land Use as a Determinant of Land Tenure General and Specific Rights of Cultivation The Characteristics of Landlord Tenure Grazing Rights and Shortening of Fallow Periods From Landlord Tenure to Private Property in Land 10. Investment and Tenure In Tribal Communities Organization of Investment under Tribal Tenure Contest over Property Rights 11. Rural Investment Under Landlord Tenure Intensive Agriculture with Feudal Landlords The Neglect of Investment under Colonial Rule The Response of Price Incentives 12. Incentives To Investment Under Modern Tenure Investment under Family Farming Real Wages and Employment Food Prices and Taxation of Agriculture 13. The Use of Industrial Input In Primitive Agriculture 14. Some Perspectives and Implicationsshow more

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