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  • Paul Brassley
  •  and Richard Soffe


The agribusiness corporation producing corn and soya beans using enormous machines in North America, the woman with her hoe and her plot of cassava in Mozambique, the Chinese collective farm worker in the rice fields, and the German family with their part-time dairy farm and their day jobs in Munich are all engaged in agriculture. The Introduction explains that this VSI sets out to identify the common features of their activities and the universally applicable principles that determine what they do, to explain why the differences between them exist, and to explore some of the controversies that arise from their activities. It recognizes the diversity of developed and developing agriculture around the world.

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