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Capital–labour separation and unequal value-added distribution: repositioning land grabbing in the general movement of contemporary agricultural transformations

Author:
Cochet, Hubert
Source:
TheJournal of peasant studies 2018 v.45 no.7 pp. 1410-1431
ISSN:
1743-9361
Subject:
capital, depth, labor, profitability, separation, value added
Abstract:
While family agriculture is above all characterised by the non-separation of capital and labour, the recent developments in various forms of production – the land grabbing process in particular – can be analysed from the viewpoint of capital/labour separation. In-depth research conducted in several regions of the world shows that this process is accompanied by a distribution of value added which is particularly favourable to capital holders but to the detriment of workers, an imbalance which is partly due to the disconnection between salaries and productivity, which is behind the profitability of these projects (the capacity to remunerate invested capitals).
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6240965