The concept and measure of agricultural intensity

B. L. Turner, William E. Doolittle

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Analyses of agricultural growth in subsistence economies may be facilitated if agricultural intensity is viewed in terms of the concentration of production or yield per unit area and time. This view of agricultural intensity is implicit in many growth arguments and is consistent with their purpose. Limited production data from various subsistence economies necessitate the use of a surrogate measure of intensity that is based on a variety of input factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-301
Number of pages5
JournalProfessional Geographer
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1978
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Earth-Surface Processes


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