When the small-scale farmers are no longer able to make their payments, their ownership of the land is taken from them and in some cases the farmers and their families are evicted and thus unemployed.
“This effect especially if combined with the eviction of an appreciable number of tenants will generate a growth in both the size and insecurity of the rural landless labor force.
He also goes on to say that it is the failure of accountability and following-up in these areas that has cost these farmers to be so negatively affected (Cohen, 337-339).
If rural, small-scale farmers are unable to have access to these new technologies they are already at a disadvantage to those more urban farmers, but factor in the costs of these technologies and the economic gap between the two becomes substantial.
It is this lack of money that has sent many of them into poverty and even cost them their jobs.
As more and more small-scale farmers are unable to compete with the larger farms, the chances that they sell off or mortgage out their land also increases.By Tori Rodriguez When assessing the Green Revolution it is easy to look at the historical progression of the movement and the scientific advances.However, more often than not those most involved, the farmers themselves, are overlooked.Thus, “small-scale farmers” are those who own farms of 7 acres or less.“Rural” refers to the actual area in which these farms are placed.It is also the inability of the major organizations involved in the Green Revolution to spread the proper implementation of these new practices to the rural populations that has caused the lag of the small-scale farmers.In Cohen’s study, “Effects of Green Revolution Strategies on Tenants and Small-scale Landowners in the Chilalo Region of Ethiopia,” he determines that such “strategies” or new technologies fail to reach and have “unexpected consequences” for the rural populations.“Small-scale” refers to the amount and size of the land that the farmers own.Most commonly, small-scale farms are those that contain 7 acres or less of land (Bhattacharya, A147).But, before this can be achieved, a few key things must first be defined.The terms “rural” and “small-scale” will often be used in this article and should be explained.