In the second half of the twentieth century, significant changes were occurring within the agricultural industry, including an increase in efficiency and government intervention, as well as expanded and more complicated patterns of trade. This comprehensive volume, first published in 1986, reflects how these developments challenged the field of agricultural geography. Considering agricultural innovations, farming systems, government policy and land ownership, this title provides an essential background to students with an interest in agricultural methods, distribution and reform.
Table of Contents
List of Figures; List of Tables; Preface; Introduction 1. Theory and Methodology in Agricultural Geography B. W. Ilbery 2. Classification of Agricultural Systems J. W. Aitchison 3. Diffusion of Agricultural Innovations G. Clark 4. Farming Systems in the Modern World M. J. Troughton 5. Government Agricultural Policies I. R. Bowler 6. Agrarian reform in Eastern Europe A. H. Dawson 7. Agriculture and Urban Development C. R. Bryant 8. Land Ownership and the Agricultural Land Market P. J. Byrne 9. Agricultural Marketing and Distribution W. Smith 10. The World Food Problem D. B. Grigg; Notes on Contributors; Index