Agricultural Farming Systems Are Not Economically Sustainable

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It can be reasonably assumed that the technology of farming in this remote area is limited. Most work is done by hand and as such this limits the farmers ability to grow cash crops. Population growth is also an issue, providing enough food for a household and extra to sell for income is becoming more and more difficult as population increases. Sustainability of this is decreasing, in the article The Analysis of Deforestation and Economically Sustainable Farming Systems Under Pressure of Population Growth and Income Constraints at the Village level in Tanzania it states that,
Therefore, it can be concluded that the present farming systems are not economically sustainable for more than about 30 years. These results suggest that in order to enhance the economic sustainability of the existing fanning systems, it is important to improve farming technology which could increase crop production through improvements in land productivity(Kaoneka and Solberg 1997).
Without an increase in farming technology available a commercial farming system seems out of reach. The extent of subsistence farming in Ohio is variable and happens for significantly different reasons than in southern Africa. Some of those reasons include culture or tradition, households facing economic hardship and turning to alternative and less costly food sources, and households concerned about pesticides in their commercially grown food. In fact, subsistence farming has been gradually dying out since World War 2 and…

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