Agrarian Development in Peasant Economies

Agrarian Development in Peasant Economies

The Commonwealth and International Library: Agriculture and Forestry Division

1st Edition - January 1, 1964

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  • Author: Eric Clayton
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483180694

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Agriculture and Forestry Division, Volume 2: Agrarian Development in Peasant Economies: Some Lessons from Kenya tackles various areas of concerns in agriculture in the context of peasant economy. The title provides examples from the Kenyan agrarian development policies. The text first covers concern in improving agricultural production, and then proceeds to tackling post-war Kenya. Next, the selection talks about Kenyan agrarian revolution, along with the economics and features of peasant agriculture. The sixth chapter discusses government and agrarian development, while the seventh chapter details further problems of agrarian reform. The book will be of great interest to political scientists, economists, agriculturists, and sociologists.

Table of Contents

  • List of Plates

    List of Figures


    Chapter 1. The Beginnings of Rural Progress

    Increasing Agricultural Production

    Problems of Soil Erosion

    Erosion Countermeasures and Control

    Chapter 2. Post-war Policies and Developments

    The Ten-year Development Plan

    Encouragement by Incentive

    Group Farming

    Early Enclosures

    Chapter 3. The Agrarian Revolution

    Land Consolidation and Farm Planning

    Progress and Achievement

    Initial Problems and Limitations

    Chapter 4. Certain Features of Peasant Agriculture

    The Failure of Imposed Systems

    Some Indigenous Farming Systems

    Costs in Peasant Production

    Chapter 5. The Economics of Peasant Agriculture

    Economics of the Farm

    Economics of the Agricultural Sector

    Chapter 6. Government and Agrarian Development

    Cash-crop Development and Processing Policy

    Pricing and the Processing Monopoly

    Cash Crops and Quality Maintenance

    Regional Specialization and Development

    Chapter 7. Further Problems of Agrarian Reform

    The Smallholding and Rights of Ownership

    Financing Rural Development

    Taxing to Sustain Rural Development



    Kenya: Area and Population


Product details

  • No. of pages: 164
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 2013
  • Published: January 1, 1964
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483180694

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Eric Clayton

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M. McG. Cooper

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