1st Edition

Uncertainties in Peasant Farming
A Colombian Case



ISBN 9781859738399
Published December 31, 1972 by Routledge
312 Pages

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Book Description

This book examines the life and historical background of the Paez peasants of Colombia and their relationship with the land, including issues of tenure, inheritance and the allocation of resources.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION PART I. THE LIFE AND HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF PAEZ PEASANTS I. TIERRADENTRO IN THE PAST AND PRESENT 23 2. THE DOMESTIC UNIT 47 3. THE COST OF BRINGING UP A FAMILY 71 PART II. THE PAEZ PEASANT AND HIS LAND 4. LAND TENURE 85 5. INHERITANCE OF LAND AND OTHER PROPERTY 109 PART III. THE ALLOCATION OF RESOURCES 6. AGRICULTURE: TECHNIQUES AND COSTS 135 7. AVAILABILITY AND COST OF LABOUR 154 8. THE PAEZ FARMERS: SOCIO-ECONOMIC CONSTRAINTS AND PRODUCTIVITY 175 9. DISTRIBUTION AND MARKETING OF FARM PRODUCTS 214 10. DECISIONS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ALLOCATION OF RESOURCES 240 11. CONCLUSION 270 APPENDICES 282 I. Population Growth of San Andres Reservation, 282 2. Prices of Food, Goods and Animals in San Andres, 285 LIST OF WORKS CITED 287 INDEX 291

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