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Conseil privé en agriculture

Private Consulting In Agriculture

Players, Practices And Market


C. Compagnone, F. Goulet, P. Labarthe

Edition 2015

Private agricultural advisors have become key players. Based on survey work, this book analyses the strategies and practices of these private operators in different social and geographic contexts. It compares the reestablishment of the consulting sector in France to that of other European countries.


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L'agriculture de conservation : une innovation à l'épreuve des exploitations familiales

Conservation Agriculture: an Innovation that is Testing Family Farms

Cahiers Agricultures Special Issue


P. Dugué, P. Le Gal, G. Faure, P. Djamen Nana

Edition 2015

Conservation agriculture is based on minimum tillage and permanent cover of the soil along with crop rotation. Why are so few family farms in the south adopting this system? This themed issue reports on the subject, by outlining the advantages and limitations of this agriculture.


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Changement climatique et agricultures du monde

Climate Change and Global Agricultures


E. Torquebiau

Edition 2015

How can food security be addressed whilst adapting to and mitigating climate change? What are the main threats weighing on southern agricultures? How do southern farmers respond to these threats? What does agronomic research propose? Which paths have yet to be explored?

This work answers these questions with a summary of some twenty research programmes conducted in miscellaneous countries and which relate to the entire planet.


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Diversity of Family Farms

Diversity of Family Farms

Exist, Transform, Become


P. Bosc, J. Bélières, P. Gasselin, J. Sourisseau, P. Bonnal, E. Valette, H. Friedmann

Edition 2015

This book aims to explain the nature and the force of links between the family and the farm. It is constructed around twenty case studies in miscellaneous countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe.

The authors clarify "what makes a family", analyses the adaptations of the family nature and puts them in perspective with the territorial context and the public policies in each country.


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Sociology of Arable Crops

Sociology of Arable Crops

At the Heart of the Agricultural Industrial Model


F. Goulet, A. de Raymond

Edition 2014

Arable crops have for many years constituted a laboratory for preparing an industrial model in agriculture. From a sociology perspective, this work studies the contemporary transformations of arable crops and shows how they still constitute, in a context of globalisation of agricultural markets, a hotbed of heterogeneous innovations, as productive as they are marketable or political, and also the preferred target of criticism of high-intensity agriculture. Arable crops, as a practice and as political topic, thus constitute a driving force for the current transformations in agriculture.


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Crop Diversification

Crop Diversification

Removing the Agronomic and Economic Obstacles


A. Messéan, J. Meynard

Edition 2014

In a context where the resources continue to simplify and where the rotations are increasingly short, crop diversification seems essential to reduce the use of agricultural inputs, especially pesticides. This work analyses the main obstacles to crop diversification at the level of the agricultural industries and farms. It suggests ways of shaking up highly-specialised productive schemes and creating new ones.


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French Agriculture: a Diva Requiring Awakening?

French Agriculture: a Diva Requiring Awakening?


J. Séronie

Edition 2014

Why are French farmers so afraid of the future? Why is our agriculture that was so brilliant and remains a jewel in our exports seeing its performances receding in relation to several of its competitors. What are the paths towards regaining ground? Observer and enthusiastic player in agriculture, the author offers us a resolutely optimistic view of the future of French farming.


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Feminine-masculine

Feminine-masculine

Gender and Family Agricultures


H. Guétat-Bernard

Edition 2014

Where are we today in the place of women in family agricultures compared with men, in both Northern and Southern countries. Based on very diverse field studies, this book exposes the need to analyse family agricultures from the perspective of masculine-feminine relations and social constructions that organise these power ratios. It addresses in succession the social management of male-female relationships in agriculture, gender inequalities in the definition and impact of agricultural and environmental policies and lastly the different approaches of gender in the food systems.


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Family and World Agricultures to Come

Family and World Agricultures to Come


J. Sourisseau

Edition 2014

This is a most welcome book this year - 2014 - declared the International Year of Family Farming by the United Nations. It reviews the most used approaches to analyse and understand family farming that is at the heart of world agricultures. It is vital to define family farming clearly to encompass better the challenges and place it in a more global context, so that its contribution to development that is both sustainable and fairer can be judged. This form of production is thus at the heart of debates on agricultural development.


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Farmer Organisations and Societies

Farmer Organisations and Societies

Reading Through Reciprocity


É. Sabourin

Edition 2012

The work analyses the transformations of farmer societies and organisations in several continents from a dual socio-economic interpretation that combines the classic logic of mercenary exchange with the viewpoint of the logic of reciprocity.


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