Farm Plan of 1974

During the planning process and negotiations with the government of Guyana for the lease of the land in the Northwest District of the country, the leadership of Peoples Temple prepared and submitted a specific agenda for the establishment of the agricultural commune and an estimation of its future productivity.

By comparing this document with later reports of problems and productivity of the project, the Farm Plan functions somewhat as a benchmark between the initial vision and the reality of constructing and maintaining a large agricultural mission in the remote regions of Guyana.

The most valuable starting point for understanding the agricultural dimensions of Jonestown is the compilation of primary sources created by Don Beck and found at the Alternative Considerations of Jonestown and Peoples Temple website.

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