What is gleba?

What Does gleba Mean

Gleba is a term with etymological origin in the Latin language that is used in different ways. The first meaning mentioned by the Royal Spanish Academy ( RAE ) in its dictionary refers to the lump that can be raised with a plow .

A small, loose mass of compact earth is called a clod . The plow , meanwhile, is a tool that allows to open furrows in the land to facilitate its tilling.
The land that is used for cultivation is also called gleba . It is a land that can be used for the development of agricultural activities.
The usual thing is that the idea of ​​gleba refers to the land that is used to grow annual plants , as opposed to the land that is used for livestock to feed themselves and the land used for permanent crops (such as olive groves or vineyards).

The gleba, as arable land, cultivation or arable land , is a very important productive factor in the economy . The English economist David Ricardo (1772-1823) was the one who added land to labor and capital as the basic factors of production.
It should be noted that, for a land to be considered as gleba, it must have a soil of the appropriate characteristics and it must be in a region whose climatic conditions are suitable for developing a crop. In any case, it is possible to resort to artificial resources to minimize or reverse the deficiencies of the soil or the climate (with fertilizers, greenhouses, etc.).
The gleba, finally, is the lower-class population . In ancient times , the servant of the gleba was called the individual subject to a feudal lord who was associated with an inheritance from which he could not disassociate himself, even if it changed ownership.

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