102209 - Social consequences of intensive agriculture...

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Social consequences of intensive agriculture Because of the hierarchical nature of the economic and social systems within which intensive agriculture occurs, individuals can have little impact on the higher levels of the social and economic system The higher levels of system control may limit, and dictate the terms of, access to land and its various uses. Peasant system Where farmers either have small parcels of land, or where they are hired as farm labor. Animals are part of the system Depends on whether you can make it economically Supplemented by additional labor. Members of the family would have non-farm work, for stability Hierarchally organizes system of any sort are normally controlled by the non-agrarian Middlemen/women Landlords Costs of taxes/rent/labor To a degree, the effects of such imbalance in a system are offset by the use of labor as currency This is a so called corvee system Where labor is substituted for taxes
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