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Title:Sociological determinants of farm management in Serenje District
Author:Long, N.
Periodical:African Social Research
Geographic term:Zambia
Subject:small farms
Abstract:Aims to show the usefulness of the anthropological extended-case method for examining the ways in which economic, social and cultural factors affect the strategies of farm management. The first part gives an account of the establishment and growth of one commercial farming enterprise in Serenje District, Zambia, and shows how changes in the levels of resources available to the farmer and changes in his farming objectives lead to changes in the pattern of farm organization. Special attention is given to the socio-logical components of the farm situation rather than to such questions as economic farm planning. In the second part the A, widens the analysis to include all 24 farms in the area chosen for study and presents a synchronic analysis of the farms in terms of composition and deployment of their labour force. Ref., figures, tables.