[permaculture] Peasant Sovereignty?

DONKA RADEVA donnybg at yahoo.com
Sat Mar 9 16:01:22 EST 2019


 Thanks, Lawrence, impressing studies!

Best wishes from sunny Bulgaria,
Donka Radeva

    On Saturday, March 9, 2019, 2:49:44 AM GMT+2, Lawrence London <lfljvenaura at gmail.com> wrote:  
 
 Peasant Sovereignty?
https://www.independentsciencenews.org/environment/peasant-sovereignty/

By Evaggelos Vallianatos
In May 2014, the Spain-based international agrarian organization, Grain,
reported
<http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4929-hungry-for-land-small-farmers-feed-the-world-with-less-than-a-quarter-of-all-farmland>
that small farmers not only “feed the world with less than a quarter of all
farmland,” but they are also the most productive farmers on Earth. For
example, small farmers and peasants in nine European countries outproduce
large farmers. The “productivity of small farms [in Europe] is at least
twice that of big farms.” This remarkable achievement is not limited to
Europe. Grain says: “if all farms in Kenya had the current productivity of
the country’s small [peasant] farms, Kenya’s agricultural production would
double. In Central America and Ukraine, it would almost triple. In Russia,
it would be increased by a factor of six.”
permaculture mailing list
permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org
subscribe/unsubscribe|user config|list info:
https://lists.ibiblio.org/mailman/listinfo/permaculture
  


More information about the permaculture mailing list