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Inquiry Into Agrarian Communities

Agrarian communities have been documented in many cultures as a means for sustaining local inhabitants.

Agrarianism farming concepts focus more on agricultural good for the commonwealth, and not on industrialization and profitable products.

There is also the realization that agriculture has the potential to support and sustain communities, and farmers of the land are held in high regard.

Some who examine food security issues question whether or not the concept of the first agrarian communities would be beneficial if currently reinstated on a larger scale, and suggest that these types of farms can be proposed as a model for food stability across the board.

The present day state of the food supply doesn’t reach far enough around the globe.

Problems like diminished land conservation and biodiversity are issues. Also, climate changes that affect viable farmland and crop yields are problematic. These all make a mark on populations that already suffer from a lack of food.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United States reported that there are currently at least 868 million undernourished people worldwide.

Inquiry Into Agrarian Communities

Image source: fao.org/hunger/en

Also, when mounted with the ever present concern for the conditions under which food is cultivated paired with ethical and sanitary conditions of the food system, farming, as held in agrarian culture does seem to breed a community-accountable agricultural facet. It can help foster an attitude that is more food and humanitarian centered rather than profit controlled.

Additionally, the food awareness movement and the agrarian minded denounce the option of implementing genetically modified foods and seeds as a way to secure more food. The fear that we have gotten far away from natural foods and the reality that others do not have the choice or cannot afford to have quality, healthful foods are rightful concerns.

However, the strong argument can also be raised that current agrarian practices would not be enough to sustain many portions of the population due to the fact that there are those who do not have adequate land space or water to grow their own food, nor the monetary stability to purchase seeds or care for crops. For regions that have the means to implement a more back to the land way of life, it is a viable theory. For those that are without sufficient resources it may seem nothing short of an idealistic notion.

Whatever side of the fence one falls on, the fact is that 1 in 8 people across the globe will end their day hungry, and that is unacceptable.

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