Peasant Farming, A Buffer for Human Societies

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Abstract

This article explores the importance of peasant farming worldwide, the debate about its disappearance and the way it is being impacted by differentiated policies. It takes two examples, Tunisia and Egypt, during post-colonial times. In both cases policies tended to favour the modernization of agriculture, ignoring the contribution of peasant farming to the national economies. But interestingly the data show a surprisingly significant importance and increase in the number of small farms in both countries. While theoretical debates continue about the disappearance of peasantries, reality demonstrates that peasant farming is a formidable and resilient buffer for human societies, which helps stabilize, balance and enrich them.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)346-353
Number of pages7
JournalDevelopment
Volume58
Issue number2-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015

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This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Development. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Hilmi, A. and Burbi, S. (2015) Peasant Farming, A Buffer for Human Societies. Development (58) 2-3, 346–353. DOI: 10.1057%2Fs41301-016-0035-z is available online at https://link.springer.com/article/10.1057%2Fs41301-016-0035-z

Keywords

  • Peasants
  • Policies
  • Tunisia
  • Egypt
  • Rural development
  • Agriculture

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Peasant Farming, A Buffer for Human Societies. / Hilmi, Angela; Burbi, Sara.

In: Development, Vol. 58, No. 2-3, 06.2015, p. 346-353.

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