By Adolfo Figueroa
This research analyses the functioning of the peasant economic system in Peru within the context of the current predominantly capitalist approach. The principal topics are the commercial relationships of the peasantry to the remainder of the economic climate of the rustic and the position of the peasant economic climate within the whole approach, including the adjustments that experience taken position in that position through the years. those issues are investigated by way of a research intimately of a pattern of peasant groups within the most standard and backward area of Peru, the southern sierra. The old procedure has generated in Peru some of the most severe situations of inequality, rural poverty and cultural duality. Nowhere else does the inspiration of 'economic duality' appear extra acceptable. therefore an research of the case of Peru has methodological price for the certainty of the peasant financial system all through Latin the USA, and the result of this survey have very important implications for the total sector.
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This fragmentation can be explained in part by the desire of producers to avoid erosion, when the land is sloped. But the existence of fragmentation on flat land shows that there are also demographic and economic factors involved. Families acquire land upon their formation via inter-generational transfer, and these new families must also gain access to land on diflferent ecological levels if they are to produce a range of products. The need of a Vertical control of ecology' by each family implies a process of land fragmentation in the inter-generational transfer.
The use and resale Production and exchange 37 activity generates a substantial revenue; this enables the peasant to repay the loan and earn a considerable income. Trading income in this community is also derived from cattle, and the income from fattening was divided equally between trade (Z ) and income from animals (p 4 ). Ninamarca exports a range of products: potatoes, barley for consumption, barley for beer, and oats. Sales of barley to the beer factory in Cuzco, or to intermediaries who then sell to the factory, are slightly more important than other exported products.
0 Number of crops Average Standard dev. Number of parcels Average Standard dev. Note: Data for Sihuina were not available. in the production process. One type is used for consumption of its products, in the form of meat, wool, milk and eggs. This includes sheep, alpaca, pigs, goats, and minor domestic animals such as chickens and guinea-pigs. The second type of animal is used in productive services, such as horses, donkeys, mules and llamas. Cattle are considered the third type for they provide both consumption and productive services.