agrarian society

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agrarian society

any form of society especially traditional societies, primarily based on agricultural and craft production rather than industrial production. The major preindustrial civilizations, e.g. preindustrial Christendom, China, India, were predominantly agrarian societies. Sometimes simpler societies, e.g. HUNTER-GATHERERS, which are not based on settled agriculture are referred to as preagrarian (see Hall, 1985).
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Sensing the unique opportunities in agrarian societies such as China and India, manufacturers are focusing on raising awareness on the benefits of seed drill machines.
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He said that the newly upgraded research centre would strengthen existing research infrastructure at D.I.Khan and newly established institutes would introduced and disseminate improved agricultural production technologies and strategies for improvement of socio-economic status of agrarian societies in the target areas, improve natural resources conditions for uplifting the livelihood of arid farmers, identify problems of the arid areas and under-take research for their solution.
Infosys Chief Executive Vishal Sikka said technologies have evolved far faster than what was thought possible even 10 years ago, while the educational system remains wedded to practices initially designed for agrarian societies 300 years ago.
Parker clearly demonstrates how a cooler climate reduced food production in agrarian societies governed by "fiscal-military states" dependent largely on taxes extracted from a peasantry and organized for war.
Lenski; a noted social scientist, in his magisterial survey of social development noted how agrarian societies were the most unequal societies negating thereby any successful representation of democracy, let alone the autochthonous development of such a system of political rule in those regions.
Nor does it take into account that the Lenskis see a causal link between societal types and technologies: advanced agrarian societies used iron for ordinary tools, but simple agrarian societies did not.
But the research team surveyed genetic data from 12 additional dog breeds and saw that while most dog breeds had high numbers of amylase genes, those not associated with agrarian societies, like the Siberian husky and dingo, did not.