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Alternatives for Third World small farm development

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Date Issued:
1988
Summary:
Conventional agricultural development models have sought to improve Third World agricultural productivity by replacing traditional subsistence systems with sophisticated high-external-input farming methods. This approach has not solved the food problem of Third World nations because small farmers have been unable to participate in the modernization process and because modern methods are not environmentally sustainable. Alternative low-external-input agriculture provides greater opportunities for small farmer participation, offers more benefits to small farmers, and is environmentally sustainable over a longer period of time than conventional agriculture. Comparative analysis of conventional and alternative projects indicates that the alternative model is more successful in effecting agricultural development and is more likely to improve Third World food security.
Title: Alternatives for Third World small farm development.
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Name(s): Johnson, Victoria.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Lee, David R., Thesis advisor
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Department of Geosciences
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1988
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 101 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Conventional agricultural development models have sought to improve Third World agricultural productivity by replacing traditional subsistence systems with sophisticated high-external-input farming methods. This approach has not solved the food problem of Third World nations because small farmers have been unable to participate in the modernization process and because modern methods are not environmentally sustainable. Alternative low-external-input agriculture provides greater opportunities for small farmer participation, offers more benefits to small farmers, and is environmentally sustainable over a longer period of time than conventional agriculture. Comparative analysis of conventional and alternative projects indicates that the alternative model is more successful in effecting agricultural development and is more likely to improve Third World food security.
Identifier: 14479 (digitool), FADT14479 (IID), fau:11277 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1988.
Subject(s): Farms, Small--Developing countries
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