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  •  small-scale subsistence farming changes everything (3+ / 0-)
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    mmacdDE, greengemini, Another Grizzle

    Labor-intensive practices that are simple unfeasible (never mind profitable) for giant commercial farms become perfectly manageable when you're growing on small plots of land and plan on actually eating the food you grow.

    Something's wrong when the bad guys are the utopian ones.

    by Visceral on Tue Feb 19, 2013 at 10:22:50 AM PST

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    •  And it's very possible to have (5+ / 0-)

      Multiple ways of farming, depending on the size of the farm and the amount of labor available to work it.

      In developing countries, there are often more people to work the farm, or willing to do so, and the farms are often smaller, so a more labor intensive method wouldn't be out of place. As long as the harvest was good and the investment small, it would be a good fit.

      On a larger farm, where there are fewer hands to do the work, other methods might be more appropriate.

      Farming certainly isn't a one size fits all endeavor.

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