On Definition of farmers and Its Connotation & Particularity in Modern Agricultural Background

Zuohua Yue


As part of social stratum, definition of farmers was made certain in traditional agricultural society. In modern society, definition and connotation of farmers need to be given new meaning because features of agriculture transits from traditional agriculture to modern agriculture. In this paper, the author establishes definition of farmers and it connotation and particularity in modern agricultural background by comparison of features between traditional agriculture and modern agriculture. That is, modern farmers are entia of producers and operators that deploy resources in virtue of the market, guide production based on market requirements, supply the market with new products, and regard commercial activities as their stage. Meanwhile, they have characteristics of independence, self-determination, go-aheadism, sociality and innovation compared with traditional farmers.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5539/ass.v5n2p19

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