Fragmentation of holdings: a study of small farms in Grenada

Authors

  • J.S. Brierley Department of Geography, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Abstract

This paper examines the nature of farm fragmentation and its impact upon land use patterns that occur on a West Indian island. Individual fragments are analysed with respect to their size, area cultivated, tenure and distance from the farmer's residence, with indices of vegetable and tree crop occurrence denoting specific land use characteristics. The results reveal that there is little economic or agricultural justification for the degree of fragmentation that exists.

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Section

Research Papers