large-scale farming might provide locals with a few jobs here and there but I fear we are missing the fact that these jobs simply turn self-sufficient small farmers who are owners of their own land into mere labourers on land they do not own anymore -- what about food security of the used-to-be self sufficient farmer who is now dependent on the big farming companies? If large scale farming should achieve all of these good things which many seem to propose, then why has there been overwhelming negatives associated with it not only to those affected (smallholder farmers) but to the economy as a whole? There is a solution to the issues which are mentioned above; food sovereignty. and this does not involve large-scale farming.
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