- 三重大學農學部學術報告 = The bulletin of the Faculty of Agriculture, Mie University (ISSN:04624408)
- vol.76, pp.1-23, 1988-03-01
Japanese rice production has been developing within diversified social relations among farmers in rural communities. There are animated discussions regarding assessment and prospect of them. The purpose of this paper is to study the behavior of farrmers on rice production from the viewpoint of "economy embedded in society". First, we classify the connections among farmers according to the function of specialization and collaboration, based on fact-finding survey for communities in Mie Prefecture. Second, we investigate the interactions among farmers and the social relationships in the rural communities. Third, we analyze the farmers' consciousness for "cooperation" and "competition" and their perspectives for rice production in their communities. The major findings of study are as follows : 1) There are relevant correspondences between the farmers' consciousness and their behavior regarding to rice production in each communities ; 2) The connections among farmers on rice production are prescribed by their consciousness which afrect cost of forming and maintaining organizations or markets ; 3)Low level of paddy rent and charges of consignment work is restricting development of markets in rice production.