Farm and village scale
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Analysis at farm and village scale is concerned with the spatial organization of the production system or the geography of the farm itself. This chapter is concerned with ‘organizational space’ or the map of linkages within the firm or with its affiliates and subsidiaries. In Third World agriculture this map is concerned mainly with the organization of very large single firms, particularly plantations and state farms, and of groups of small farms, affiliated in village units and having to accept a spatial order in agriculture because of social linkage, or organized in estates or co-operatives. The main factors in the spatial organization of farms or of groups of farms are the inputs, more especially the labour and the quality and quantity of land available. The enormous ethnic variety of Third World countries is reflected in considerable variation in social condition, which in turn is reflected in variation in the agricultural space-economy.