This book analyses several aspects of small farm production systems that increase efficiency when the farmer's production resources are limited. It is concerned with the goals of the individual farmer and his immediate family.
Table of Contents
Foreword -- Preface -- Small Farm Development -- A New Approach to Analysis -- The Stages of Small Farm Development -- Goals of Small Farm Development -- Measuring the Well-Being of Small Farmers -- Research in Small Farm Development -- Critical Factors in Small Farm Development -- Physical Limits to Cropping Intensity -- Economic Determinants of Crop Type and Cropping Intensity -- Resource Requirements of Multiple Cropping -- Animals in Mixed Farming Systems -- Noncommercial Farm Enterprises -- Nutrient Needs of Intensive Cropping Systems -- Efficient Use of Farm Resources -- Requirements for Farm Mechanization -- Stability in Farming Systems -- Appendixes -- Sources of Farming Systems Information -- Farming Systems Terminologies -- Botanical Names of Crops Mentioned
Richard R. Harwood