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Production, Conditions of

The conditions of production in agriculture are the environmental factors that affect plant or animal growth. The conditions of production in industry are a form of socioeconomic organization that can lead to the real or apparent exploitation of local labor.

The conditions of production in agriculture are variables that affect yield and are often impossible to control, unlike conditions in industry that can be controlled. In many poor countries of the world, especially in the Southern Hemisphere, weather patterns or disease greatly affect the growing of crops. These and other conditions of production often lead to the loss of crops and independence when farmers have to mortgage their land or farm animals to local money lenders at usurious interest rates.

Historically, scholars have viewed small scale ...

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