metayage


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metayage

(ˌmeɪteɪˈjɑːʒ; French metɛjaʒ)
n
(Historical Terms) a system of farming in which rent is paid as a percentage of the crops yielded, and in which the owner usually supplies the farmer with seed and stock
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A cote de la description des modes de transactions foncieres, l'article analyse aussi les locations de terres, le metayage et divers autres moyens d'acquerir des droits secondaires h travers des prestations et des prets.
"There are also leases known as 'metayage,' where the lessee pays the lessor with a percentage of the crop rather than money."
Cette capacite qu'ont les aires agricoles de conditionner les equipements manufacturiers et urbains vaut non seulement pour les zones developpees de l'agriculture riche mais aussi et surtout pour les espaces ou prevaut le regime du metayage. Pensons, d'une part, aux etudes de Sergio Anselmi sur les Marches qui reevaluent les pratiques d'amenagement du territoire produites par cette forme contractuelle et, d'autre part, a la litterature recente consacree a la troisieme Italie, qui lie la Iocalisation des districts d'entreprises de la seconde moitie du [XX.sup.e] siecle a la preexistence dans ces lieux du systeme du metayage (14).
Many independent peasants also farm land through the system of "metayage," a form of sharecropping.(30) This independent peasantry uses mainly family labor, and there is a strict gender division of labor in household productive activities.
The system of "metayage" is a form of economic arrangement, similar to the sharecropping system, in which a peasant works on a piece of land that she or he does not own.