The New Agrarian Question

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5 thoughts on “The New Agrarian Question

  1. When you see what capitalist agriculture is doing to the soil and associated eco-systems, one might posit that the only hope for the world is a rise in peasant farming. Having studied a little the colonial agriculture policies in Kenya from the 1900s to the 1960s, and then been associated with the capitalist aid industry there during the 1990s, one tends to see only the dogged march to land-people impoverishment – increased pesticide use, soil erosion and climate aridity and thus an associated move towards the urban slum cities. Meanwhile, capitalist nations continue to support the State (i.e. a self-serving elite) while the nation’s poor grow poorer.

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    1. Very interesting insight into the environmental side of the issue. The environmentalist approach to globalisation provides strong arguments against our thirst for economic growth, which by the end means the increase of the profit of a few.

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