Ploughing Up the Farm

Neoliberalism, Modern Technology and the State of the World's Farmers

Jerry Buckland

Ploughing Up the Farm

Jerry Buckland

Distributed for Zed Books

264 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781842773673 Published July 2004 For sale in North and South America only
Contents
Preface

1. The Declining State of the World's Farmers
The Importance of Farmers
The Erosion of Farmers
Key Periods
Neoliberal Policies

2. Farm Erosion: Population, Poverty and Environment
Farm Saturation and Depopulation
Pushing Farmers Out: Farm Poverty and Inequality
The Eroding Farm Environment
Conclusion

3. The Farm Market Squeeze
The Farm Price Squeeze
The Farm Production Squeeze
External Inputs Raise Crop Production
Conclusion


4. Farm Trade and Trade Liberalisation
Farm Trade
Contemporary Strategies of Farm Liberalisation
Regional Economic Agreements and the WTO
Conclusion


5. The Technology Treadmill

Technology, Institutions and the Farm
The Rise and Fall of Public Institutions and the Green Revolution
The Gene Revolution and the Rise of Transnational Corporations in Agriculture
Conclusion


6. A Farmer-Led Approach to Food Security

Putting First Things First
International Support for Farmer-Led Food Security
Conclusion

Bibliography
Glossary

Appendix
Key
Organisations Working with Farm Health and Food Security Issues
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