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Forget AGRO-TOWNS in Britain

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 “NOT HERE IN BRITAIN” – Says the Radical
 
“Agrotowns could be the way of the future”
DONALD DONATO in ECOLOGY
Morning Star
THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 2018
 
“NOT HERE IN BRITAIN” – Says the Radical
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An agro-town is a collective in a rural environment with a population sometimes several thousands strong but whose workforce’s main occupation is agriculture.
 
The Structure- according to Wikipedia
 
The population of agro-towns are commonly very poor; most workers do not own the land and are employed seasonally as wage labour.
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 This also explains why these populations are often very fluctuant, with a large immigration during harvest and a significant emigration during the low season or in case of crises. 
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The concentration of the land in the hands of a small elite of often absentee landlords commonly leads to tensions within the towns, leading in the 20th century to a prevalence of the communist vote in many agro-towns in Mediterranean Europe.
 
Large landlords are typically absent and leave the management of their estates to agents who seldom lives in the town but rather in large and prosperous farmhouses in the countryside (known as masia).
 
 On the other hand, landless wage labourers often travel large distances to reach the location of their employer. 
 
Despite the relative abundance of labour, the surrounding exploitations tend to concentrate in non-labour-intensive cultures due to the supervision issue that arises with large labour forces.
 
 Consequently latifundia tend to specialize in capital-intensive cash crops, which often require the edification of large specialized buildings such as windmills or oil presses.
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The Radical explains that Britain’s agricultural system is well established in a traditional way that depends of the production of food that the land and weather will permit.
 
The farms tend to be larger, ranched or “in hand” that are managed with the minimum of labour and maximum of machinery in order to be economical and sustainable.
 
That is not to say that there is not an opportunity for a huge increase smallholdings, further development of larger allotments and the cultivation for food from gardens. 
 
In deed the Radical has been promoting this idea to encourage activities for the urban population to become more rural in their outlook.
 
School children need access to understanding where there food comes from.
More than 40% of our food is imported and a public health issue surrounds that as much as 
as does food grown,processed and retailed at home.
 
So a no no to agro – towns here but that does not exclude 
privatised land coming under public control as long as the public controlling 
it can care for it as well as control it. 
 
Tenant landholders are the way forward
managed by  an Agricultural Advisory Service employed by  
an independent of central government area Public Authority.
 
Food production which mainly comes from farms, is not a short term industry, 
is extremely capital intensive and knowledge of the local production systems is critical.
 
 

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