There are different ingredients (means/resources, people) everywhere, which means that a wide variety of life styles can be produced. See, for example, how quickly in Africa the concept of "zero-waste farming" has been realized and spread once governments made enough land available.
In fact, this form of farming is the same as the mixed farming that did flourish for centuries in Europe and America, but in this case without the blood-sucking effect (through lease, rent, services, and taxes) of castle lords, churches, banks, investors, and governments.