Small farms might rescue the future


  • Hannah Lohr University of Kansas



Alternative Agriculture, Food Systems, Sustainability, Food Justice, Utopias, Small Farms


In A Small Farm Future, Chris Smaje argues that small farms offer humanity’s strongest option for a just and ecologically and nutritionally sus­tainable future. He undertakes three major feats. First, he demonstrates that certain forces are driving human­ity toward a small farm future in which local and self-sufficient food production is likely. Second, he outlines the ways in which a small farm future solves most of the world’s loom­ing crises (see chapter 1). Without concrete demar­ca­tions of small or local, Smaje argues for a future in which much of the world population works as small-scale farmers creating “local-autonomies” and “a degree of self-provisioning” (p. 9). Third, he depicts what such a small farm future might look like. . . .


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Author Biography

Hannah Lohr, University of Kansas

Ph.D. candidate, sociology

Cover of "A Small Farm Future" by Chris Smaje



How to Cite

Lohr, H. (2021). Small farms might rescue the future. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 10(2), 583–585.