Types of Rural Economy
Studies in World Agriculture
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Originally published in English in 1957 this book quickly became a classic of comparative agricultural studies. The book brings together a wide range of case studies from the UK, Europe, Africa and South East Asia which together form a broad yet highly detailed view of world agriculture in the 20th Century.
Table of Contents
1. Essential Criteria and Agricultural Policies 2. The Equatorial Rain Forest in the North of the Belgian Congo 3. The Tropical Savanna of Africa From Chad to the River Casamance 4. The Overpopulated Coastal Plains of Monsoon Asia in Northern Vietnam 5. Sheep and Cereals Trees and Water in North Africa 6. Arid Plateaux and Huertas in Spain 7. Overpopulation and Unemployment in the Italian Countryside 8. Pastoralism Dominant in the Val D’Anniviers in the Swiss Alps 9. The Stubaital in the Tyrolean Alps 10. Bavarian Agriculture – Intensive and Mechanized But Farm Units Too Small 11. The Belgian Farm – Well Kept But Undersized 12. The Recovery of English Agriculture: Rapid Mechanization 13. Intensification in the Low Countries: Its Possibilities and Limitations 14. Agrarian Reform in East Germany 15. Hungary – Agriculture in a People’s Democracy 16. From the Slovak Peasant to the Czech Co-operative and the Soviet Kolkhoz. Conclusion: Malthusian Economics Responsible for The World’s Hunger.
René Dumont was Professor of Agricultural Sciences at the Institut National Agronomigue.