[permaculture] Peasant Sovereignty?

Lawrence London lfljvenaura at gmail.com
Sat Mar 9 21:59:03 EST 2019


On Sat, Mar 9, 2019 at 4:01 PM DONKA RADEVA via permaculture <
permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org> wrote:

>  Thanks, Lawrence, impressing studies!
>

Peasants are very important!
I have posted about peasants and peasant sovereignty to this list several
times in the past ten years.
Search the message archives and you will find it.

>
> Best wishes from sunny Bulgaria,
>

Nothing but rain and cold here.


> 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.”
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