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Smallholders, Householders:
Farm Families and the Ecology of Intensive, Sustainable Agriculture

by Robert Netting

ISBN 0804721025 / 9780804721028 / 0-8047-2102-5
Publisher Stanford University Press
Language English
Edition Softcover
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Contrasting the prevailing theories of the evolution of agriculture, the author argues that the practice of smallholding is more efficient and less environmentally degrading than that of industrial agriculture which depends heavily on fossil fuel, chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides.

He presents a convincing case for his argument with examples taken from Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas, and demonstrates that there are fundamental commonalities among smallholder cultures.

"Smallholders, Householders" is a detailed and innovative analysis of the agricultural efficiency and conservation of resources practiced around the world by smallholders.
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