Agrarian Development in Peasant Economies - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080105628, 9781483180694

Agrarian Development in Peasant Economies

1st Edition

The Commonwealth and International Library: Agriculture and Forestry Division

Authors: Eric Clayton
Editors: M. McG. Cooper
eBook ISBN: 9781483180694
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1964
Page Count: 164
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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



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Eric Clayton

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