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You claim that Agricultural revolution preceded the Industrial Revolution in the UK. Can you please provide some evidence of this? I was under the impression that these were actually happening simultaneously in the 17th and 18th Century. The Enclosures of the Commons were occurring at the same time as the development of the Manufacturing sectors in the Cities. How do you explain this?
Voila: "Economic Importance of Agriculture for Poverty Reduction" http://www.oecd.org/countries/gambia/44804637.pdf
I would become completely grateful if you also make available at least english subtitles, unfortunately my english is not so good, but subtitles help me a lot and others that don't have much opportunities of speak english.
I'm now wondering about the similarities and differences, strengths and weaknesses, and stories of communities or countries that have sought to leverage tourism or mining on their land as a means for economic development rather than agriculture. Does anyone have any insights on this or references to relevant research? I'd appreciate it!
I tend to disagree with the statement of improved agricultural production as a tool to reduce poverty. By itself the poor farmer, on a limited plot of land cannot boot production and get out of poverty. Usually the farmer has a family, eventually in most cases a growing family that needs to be feed. Poverty begins with larger families but limited land. Therefore in poor countries, while population grows, the food supply is the same leading to less food per person. The industrialization created a migration from farming to the cities and some farmers buying or somehow acquiring more land. More land surface brought to a substantial economy of scale and therefore to a dramatic increase in food supply as well as price reduction on staples. Why the lecturer doesn't emphasize this link between industrialization, migration to cities that were to main influence on higher agriculture production, coupled with urbanization and industrialization as a proven method of poverty reduction?