The work presents a sociological and historical analysis of transformations in French agriculture since the Second World War. The author shows that some farmers continue to invent unusual productive forms that withstand the on-going extension of industrial agriculture. The work has six chapters and can be a medium for teaching the history of French agriculture.
Based on archive documents and surveys, the author analyses the transformation of farmers, both men and women, since the beginning of the last century. It addresses the influences of post-war modernisation and group farming in the 1960s. It examines the changes in certain farming populations, pig breeders, organic farmers and also women. Lastly, the author presents the effects of a reconstructed work area (rurbanisation, for example) on today's farmers.
This book champions the idea that it is possible to achieve plentiful agricultural production whilst improving the quality of the environment. It discusses the various specific features of ecologically-intensive agriculture, sets out the changes in the concept and states the means of expanding the use of ecological functionalities for agriculture and animal husbandry. It addresses the conditions for global economic and social viability, seen as a factor in successful ecologically-intensive agriculture. Based on a panel with very wide experiences, this work will fuel the debates between agricultural professionals and environmental groups so that farmers themselves become true champions of the agricultural biosphere.
Which physiological mechanisms are behind pain? Are all animals likely to feel pain? Which tools and which criteria should be used to evaluate pain? What are the solutions to prevent, limit and ease the pain of these animals?
This expert scientific assessment presents a state of scientific knowledge on these issues and suggests areas of research to shed light on the debate on animal-society relations.
Duck meat and eggs have high nutritional value for an affordable cost. Ducks are also exploited for the feather and down market.
The production of ducks bred to convert cheap food resources into highly-enriching food could well help fight hunger in certain regions of the world.
This book delves into the question by addressing both the practical problems (habitat and rearing equipment, health, etc.) and anatomy and genetics.
Designed for teachers, development managers and technicians, practising veterinary surgeons and students, this work includes a precis of horse nutrition, feed recommendations drawn up for each category (mares, stallions, foals, carthorses, riding horses, draught horses, ponies and donkeys) in their breeding and use conditions and feed composition and nutritive value tables.
This educational handbook is a compilation of the main concepts relating to the definition and calculation of demographic rates for largely non-intensive tropical animal farms.
This book results from a fruitful collaboration between epidemiological surveillance specialists at every level of the functionning of the network. It also describes experiences of different organizers in various contexts.
From the Neolithic Age to the 21st century, on all five continents, from the discovery of the first edible plants to genetic modifications in the laboratory, this book recounts the history of Man and his food.