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agrarian

Describing an agricultural system which combines horticulture and animals.

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A Guide to Countries of the World (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Encyclopedias, Geographical reference, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
1,119 words
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2

...farming. Half the population are in the rural areas struggling to make a living, cultivating maize and beans on the steep slopes. Land distribution remains a critical issue. Pressure from peasant farmers in the 1960s and 1970s resulted in some land reform. In 1992 , however, an Agrarian Modernization Law removed most of the grounds for automatic confiscation. Agriculture and related food processing provides around a third of export earnings. The leading export crop is coffee, which is produced by around a 100,000 independent producers. The other export crops are...

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