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Farming
Farming

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Jahvor Mitchell
What are the problems affecting peasant farmers in Whithorn, Westmoreland Jamaica and what is being done to resolve these problems.

Jahvor Mitchell
What are the problems affecting peasant farmers in Whithorn, Westmoreland Jamaica and what is being done to resolve these problems.

INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
This SBA was researched to provide Information to the readers about peasant farming in Whithorn, Westmoreland Jamaica. In the Caribbean this is a major type of farming practiced. This practice is done in almost all areas in Jamaica; therefore it was easy to acquire information. A peasant farmer is an agricultural worker who is primarily engaged in farming and has a lower standard of living than the others. Families are mostly required to help in this farming practice because the farmer can’t afford to pay other people so therefore, the children and other relatives are used. Several types of crops are grown here as farmers don’t have the money to focus on one main crop. Another disadvantage in small farming is that farmers are too poor to afford fertilizers so where there is mixed farming, animal waste in used in the replacement of fertilizers.

Data Collection
Data Collection
How the data was collected
The researcher did an interview with several farmers within the study area, using questionnaire as shown in the appendix. Whereas no other contact was made after two visits, no further attempt was made to interview the remaining farmers. The use of internet, books and statistical information were also used to obtain data.

Where data was collected
The study area was part of the district of Whithorn in Westmoreland, Jamaica, which is shown the in map extract.

When data was collected
The interview was completed on the 13th of January 2013 between 10 am to 12 pm.

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