What is more efficient for agriculture?

Large plots of land owned by a few landowners.
73% (16 votes)
Small plots of land owned by many small farmers.
27% (6 votes)
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Large plot of land allows better use of the technology and allows easier control of the harvest from the government. 

An alternative to the few landowners, who can end exploding a lot of workers instead of work on developing  the technology, are the communities. A lot of propietaries who share the machinery, the use and the maintenance and work as a large plot.

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Large plots of land owned by a few landowner is more efficient for agriculture, because the owners of the largest farms can buy bigger agricultural machinery and farmers can work the land more quickly. The only problem is that the farm is not as controlled  than in Small plots.

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There are two essential points that should be noted. First smallholder subsistence own benefit without that third parties could work less and harm the rest as in the case of joint ownership, however a sugar cane plantation has to be a capital intensive company with very little labor per unit area because if we subdivide into smaller parcels to give work to many more farmers the result is inevitably failure unless, of course, that the cultivation of sugar cane is changed by other crops more profitable as bananas, mangoes, oranges and others. It is for this reason that a large plantation favor large-scale farming, taking into account that the rural exodus 100-150 years ago many farmers had to accept the land and work and therefore have lots of land. Thus it would be beneficial to use machines to improve working conditions and even economic.

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Having large plots of land makes buying technology to work them profitable. In this way, the production is more likely to be enough to compensate the price paid for the diverse instruments than in the case of small plots of land. This fact encourages the purchase of technology, which increases the production and makes the plots more efficient. The contrary happens in the small crops, where the little production does not allow to buy the right equipment, so the work has to be done manually, which decreases even more the productivity of the land. 

In addition, the fact that there are few landowners (as opposed to many farmers) helps make decisions faster, which also leads to greater efficiency. Few owners are less likely to have arguments and to contradict themselves, so this will be benefitial when reaching an agreement is needed. 

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The potential for output price manipulation by individual farm firms is very limited. In addition, small scale farmers often have greater difficulty accessing credit that may also inhibit their ability to adopt relevant improved technologies. Without the capacity to produce at the lowest per-unit cost levels or to influence output prices (i.e., except via creating and responding to niche markets), small farms are disadvantaged. In addition, changes in market structures over time such as
standardization, packaging, and vertical integration, have worked against the interests of small scale farmers (e.g., contract hog farming). Small farmers are more likely to practice organic farming and utilize biological and integrated approaches to pest, disease, and soil management than are larger farms. However, the preservation of many of these societal-related values is often at odds with being economically competitive, which requires large scale production to take advantage of economies of scale and sometimes economies of scope. Labor, machinery, and land expenses per cwt of output are substantially larger for small farms. Small farms also tend to own more of their acreage, utilize relatively more operator labor as a percent of total labor, and have a higher debt/asset ratio. Higher productivity of inputs, such as labor and capital, or improvements in technology or the production process, will lead to higher efficiency.

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Large plots are better for mechanization and cultivation with new machines in a way that small plots don’t. They allow  Besides, they are characterized by being market-oriented and they take advantage from economies of scale.  Moreover, small farms are characterized by a lower efficiency, the owners are mostly elderly people who have less training and are less adapted to development it is currently taking place

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Large plots of land owned by a few landowners are more efficient than small plots of land owned by many small farmers. One of the main reasons that explain that is the actual confrontation that usually happens among a lot of owners. Also, bigger areas allow the use of technology while avoiding the previously mentioned territorial disputes. Moreover, these bigger areas give the chance to obtain more profits from them and have bigger returns from the investing.

 

Among the disadvantages can be noticed that if there are a lot of people working in the same vast amount of land, it is possible that not all of them care about the profits of the cooperative in same way.

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Large land with few landowners I think is better for agriculture, because it means that landowners possess larger capital and wealth, which makes them more powerful. They have resources to hire people to work on their land and they can find a common goal with other landowners easily, as there will be fewer clashing ideas

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Large plots of land owned by a few landowners is a better option since it allows the access and use of diverse technology and machinery and also avoids the possible disputes among landowners due to the fact that the competence is not high.

The access to technology will lead to a better use of the land and also to more profits for the society as a whole. 

 

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Large plots of land owned by a few landowners its always the best choice to pick if we are talking about the more efficient for agriculture. In this situation we can find a better way to get access to the best technologies and a business managment wich will rule the "corporation" in the future. But if we have small landers the wont get an efficient structure and wich is more important, costs gonna grow up so much.

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