[permaculture] Family farming in Russia today | Peasant landholdings and peasant farming | Peasant/Farming families Sovereignty

Lawrence London lfljvenaura at gmail.com
Wed Jun 24 12:08:14 EDT 2015

More resources:

Agriculture in Russia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agriculture_in_Russia Wikipedia The farming
structure has changed, and the relatively small family farms that have ...
Russian agriculture today is characterized by three main types of farms.
[PDF]Family Farming in Russian Regions, Small-Scale Agriculture and ...
www.fao.org/.../Family%20Farming... Food and Agriculture Organization by H
Donkers - ‎2014 - ‎Related articles The broad objective of Russia's
agricultural policy is to increase food self- sufficiency ... Since Russian
family farms mostly operate locally and regionally.
Prospects for Family Farming in Russia - JStor www.jstor.org/stable/154014
JSTOR by RL Prosterman - ‎1997 - ‎Cited by 8 - ‎Related articles Today,
only 6% of Russia's agricultural land, and about the same percentage of
agricultural ... status of agrarian reform and the prospects for family
farming. The Food Chain - Russia's Collective Farms - Hot Capitalist ...
www.nytimes.com/2008/08/31/.../31food.html?... The New York Times Aug 30,
2008 - A large commercial farm, a new phenomenon in Russia. ... Earlier
reformers envisioned the collective farms eventually breaking up into
family farms. ... Today, roughly 7 percent of the planet's arable land is
either owned by ...
Harnessing Family Farmers | Opinion | The Moscow Times
www.themoscowtimes.com/...family-farmers/495277... The Moscow Times
Feb 26, 2014 - Supporting the success of family farms and increasing
farmers' incomes will significantly raise the overall standard of ... In
Russia alone, more than 15 percent of the population subsists below the
poverty line. .... Today's Paper. [PDF]Prospects of the farming sector and
rural development in ... ftp.jrc.es/EURdoc/JRC85162.pdf by V Uzun - ‎2014
regions is characterised by the predominance of family farms and about 40%
of regions ..... identifying the main engines of today's Russian
agriculture,. i.e. large ...
Russia's small-scale organic agriculture model may hold the ...
www.naturalnews.com/037366_Russia_home_gardens_food_production... Sep 29,
2012 - It turns out that Russia's current agricultural model is one that
thrives as a ... that dominates the American landscape today, Russia's
agricultural system, ... policies there that actually encourage autonomous
family farming, ...

In 1999, 35 million small family plots produced 90% of ...
Aug 9, 2009 - A Russian family by their Dascha, or family plot ... And
while organic farming gets a lot of media attention in North America, the
fraction .... Today, however, the area taken up by lawns in the US is two
times greater than that of ...
Reviving farm traditions in the supermarket era — RT News
rt.com/news/prime-time/healthy-food-organizations-farms/ RT Dec 21, 2010 -
“In the United States or in Europe, the situation is different: there are
family farmers who have done their business for centuries. There is no

On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 10:43 AM, Lawrence London <lfljvenaura at gmail.com>

> A friend sent me these links today and there's more to be found with
> searches using keywords like "russia sustainable farming"
> or "peasant farming in russia" "or "natural organic agriculture in
> Russia".
> 1) If you’ve already been through an economic collapse, you might know a
> thing or two about how to feed your family with little money. More
> importantly, you might know how to do it without pesticides, herbicides,
> fungicides, and GMO seed. On a total of about 20 million acres managed by
> over 35 million Russian families, Russians are carrying on an old-world
> technique, which we Americans might learn from. They are growing their
> own organic crops
> <http://www.collapsenet.com/free-resources/collapsenet-public-access/news-alerts/item/10824-russians-proving-that-small-scale-organic-gardening-can-feed-the-world> –
> and it’s working.
> According to some statistics
> <http://reclaimgrowsustain.com/content/russians-proving-small-scale-organic-gardening-can-feed-world>,
> they grow 92% of the entire countries’ potatoes, 77% of its vegetables, 87%
> of its fruit, and feed 71% of the entire population from privately owned,
> organic farms or house gardens all across the country. These aren’t huge
> Agro-farms run by pharmaceutical companies; these are small family farms
> and less-than-an-acre gardens. (etc)
> The Russians Prove Small Scale Organic CAN Feed the World
> http://naturalsociety.com/russians-prove-small-scale-organic-can-feed-world/
> A recent report from the United Nations report, *Agro-ecology and the
> Right to Food,
> <http://www.srfood.org/images/stories/pdf/officialreports/20110308_a-hrc-16-49_agroecology_en.pdf>*
> says that organic and sustainable small-scale farming could double food
> production
> http://www.srfood.org/images/stories/pdf/officialreports/20110308_a-hrc-16-49_agroecology_en.pdf
> 2) When it's suggested that our food system be comprised of millions of
> small, organic gardens, there's almost always someone who says that it
> isn't realistic. And they'll quip something along the lines of, "There's no
> way you could feed the world's growing population with just gardens, let
> alone organically." Really? Has anybody told Russia this?
> On a total of approximately 8 million hectares (20 million acres) of land,
> 16.5 million Russian families grow food in small-scale, organic gardens on
> their Dachas (a secondary home, often in the extra urban areas). Because
> growing your own food happens to be a long-lived tradition in Russia, even
> among the wealthy. (etc)
> Russians Proving That Small-Scale, Organic Gardening Can Feed the World |
> Reclaim, Grow, Sustain
> http://reclaimgrowsustain.com/content/russians-proving-small-scale-organic-gardening-can-feed-world
> 3) Imagine living in a country where having the freedom to cultivate your
> own land, tax-free and without government interference, is not only common
> but also encouraged for the purpose of promoting individual sovereignty and
> strong, healthy communities. Now imagine that in this same country, nearly
> all of your neighbors also cultivate their own land as part of a vast
> network of decentralized, self-sustaining, independent "eco-villages" that
> produce more than enough food to feed the entire country.
> You might be thinking this sounds like some kind of utopian interpretation
> of historical America, but the country actually being described here is *modern-day
> Russia*. It turns out that Russia's current agricultural model is one
> that thrives as a result of the *millions of small-scale, family-owned
> and -operated, organically-cultivated farms* that together produce the
> vast majority of the food consumed throughout the country. (etc)
> Russia's small-scale organic agriculture model may hold the key to feeding
> the world
> http://www.naturalnews.com/037366_Russia_home_gardens_food_production.html#
> 4) Family Farming in Russian Regions, Small-Scale Agriculture and Food
> Supporting Russia’s Food Self-Sufficiency (pdf).
> In the paper is argued that the potential role of small-scale Russian
> agriculture and food is underestimated. Based on an overview of Russian
> agriculture the position of family farming is illustrated. The scope of
> small-scale-agriculture is broader than food production. It has
> opportunities also on employment, rural livelihoods, ethic, social and
> cultural diversity and ecological values. Illustrated by a number of
> examples it becomes clear that small-scale agriculture is a strong
> potential factor in local and regional development of Russia. The question
> how to stimulate small-scale agriculture and food is answered by
> elaborating five focal points: stimulating a chain and a network approach,
> modernization of small-scale agriculture and food, increasing regional
> capacities, and governance, both at a regional, national and international
> level. In the paper the results of a Case study in Krasnodar of a private
> organic/natural agriculture and food chain are presented. This shows that
> basic principles of working in local chains and networks are already
> practiced in Russia. Moreover it shows that there is a good breeding ground
> for application of the recommendations, presented in this paper.
> http://www.fao.org/fsnforum/sites/default/files/resources/Family%20Farming%20in%20Russian%20Regions.pdf
> http://www.fao.org/fsnforum/sites/default/files/resources/Family%20Farming%20in%20Russian%20Regions.pdf
> --
> Lawrence F. London
> lfljvenaura at gmail.com
> https://sites.google.com/site/avantgeared/

Lawrence F. London
lfljvenaura at gmail.com

More information about the permaculture mailing list