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Agricultural and food processing

Agricultural and food processing

Between ecology and capitalism


B. Daviron, G. Allaire

Edition 2017

This work provides a synthesis of recent research on the evolution of agriculture and food in a capitalist system. It is based on approaches not well-known in France such as international political economy and ecological economy.

It studies agricultural processing in terms of ecology, history and geopolitics and traces specific aspects of agriculture and food in the 21st century. Lastly, it proposes theoretical approaches with a view to renewing the agricultural economy.


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Le  renouveau des systèmes d'information sur les marchés agricoles dans les pays en développement

Renewal of Information Systems in Agricultural Markets in the Developing Countries

Cahiers Agricultures Special Issue


F. Galtier, J. Subervie, H. David-Benz, J. Egg

Edition 2014

This bilingual themed issue of Cahiers Agricultures is dedicated to the latest generation of information systems in agricultural markets (SIM) in the developing countries. How do the SIM operate? Are they of use to the operation of markets and public policies? What do we know about their impact?


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Knowledge Market

Knowledge Market

Neoliberalism, Teaching and Research


L. Busch

Edition 2014

This work attempts to trace the links between neoliberalism and the restructuring of universities and research institutes. Having observed the numerous crises faced by higher education and research, the author shows how the neoliberal version of economics has been used to alter the means of undertaking and assessing public research, teaching and commitment. He describes the resulting transformations and argues his own position against them in this complex debate. Lastly, having paid particular attention to the ways that have not been taken, he concludes: for whom and why do we need knowledge? What type of future society do we wish?


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At Nature's Banquet

At Nature's Banquet

Food, Agriculture and Politics


J. Garnotel

Edition 2014

The food act - as a total social fact - makes a deep-seated impression on the economy and societies. In the era of the global village, this book urges the reader to scrutinise the global food system promoted by the food-processing multinationals as well as the alternative models aiming to renew the ways of producing, trading and eating. It analyses the undercurrents of food consumption from its cultural, nutritional and economic viewpoints. It defines the major traits of world agriculture and food-processing trading and retraces the trajectory of French agriculture. Public policies, strategically important as they support agricultural production and boost food security, are also examined with a fine tooth comb. Lastly, the author questions our ability to feed nine billion human beings in 2050.


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Supporting Producer Organisations

Supporting Producer Organisations


J. Le Coq, M. Dugué, D. Pesche

Edition 2012

Producer organisations are very numerous and active in the farming modernisation process in southern developing countries. This didactic work analyses the advantage of the partnership with producer organisations, how they can be strengthened and their relations with the environment. The questions are made extremely accessible and are illustrated by numerous examples in the southern countries.


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Protecting Geographical Indications

Protecting Geographical Indications

European Union, France and India


D. Marie-Vivien

Edition 2012

The WTO has a duty to protect the geographical indications that identify a product where the quality, reputation or other set characteristic can basically be attributed to its geographical origin. Champagne, Roquefort, Darjeeling and Basmati are all examples of this. Through a comparative analysis, the book shows how India protects the craft products and ancient varieties that reflect its cultural identity from the threats of globalisation and how the Indian experience throws French and European law into question.


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Fair Trade Dictionary

Fair Trade Dictionary


V. Blanchet, A. Carimentrand

Edition 2012

Fair trade is fashionable and has made dazzling progress. What is it? Where does it come from? Where is it going?

Made up of some thirty themed problem entries, this dictionary is the fruit of a joint project designed by specialist fair trade and alternative trade researchers within the Fairness association.


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As Close to the Plate as Possible

As Close to the Plate as Possible

Perpetuating Short Circuits


C. Hérault-Fournier, A. Prigent-Simonin

Edition 2012

More and more consumers are opting for short circuit food. This book offers a panorama of issues pertaining to these short circuits. Fruit of the collective LiProCo project, it assembles and cross refers the expertise of researchers and specialists from management sciences, sociology, geography and economics.


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Food Processing Lobbying and International Standards

Food Processing Lobbying and International Standards

The codex Alimentarius


M. Lassalle-de Salins

Edition 2012

The Codex Alimentarius, created in 1963 to establish international food standards, has seen a change in its challenges with the World Trade Organisation agreements. This book uses detailed cases to examine the modalities and conditions influencing companies in the decisions of an intergovernmental organisation by setting out their constraints and how they must adapt.


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Cottons Building Futures

Cottons Building Futures


J. Deguine, J. Pichot

Edition 2006
This issue of the journal Cahiers Agricultures is a compilation of articles taking stock of the issues facing cotton commodity chains and producers in the current climate of uncertainty, price falls and increased competition.
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