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  1. smallholdingnoun

    a piece of land under 50 acres that is sold or let to someone for cultivation

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  1. smallholdingnoun

    A piece of land, smaller than a farm, used for the cultivation of vegetables or the breeding of animals

  2. smallholdingnoun

    A small plantation or land with a small number of slaves (generally 19 or less). Contrasted with middling plantation (20-49 slaves) and large plantation (50+ and owned by planters).

    u2026the larger plantations implemented different crop choices, surveillance strategies, and labor management practices than did smallholdings. (Wilma P. Dunaway, Slavery in the American Mountain South: Introduction 8, 2003)

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  1. Smallholding

    A smallholding is a farm of small size. In third world countries, smallholdings are usually farms supporting a single family with a mixture of cash crops and subsistence farming. As a country becomes more affluent and farming practices become more efficient, smallholdings may persist as a legacy of historical land ownership practices. In more affluent societies smallholdings may be valued primarily for the rural lifestyle that they provide. Often, the owners do not earn their livelihood from the farm. There are an estimated 500 million smallholder farms in the world, supporting almost 2 billion people. Today some companies try to include smallholdings into their value chain. They provide them with seed, feed or fertilizer to improve there production. This model shows benefits for both parties.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of smallholding in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of smallholding in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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