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The Resource Family Farming and the Worlds to Come, edited by Jean-Michel Sourisseau, (electronic resource)

Family Farming and the Worlds to Come, edited by Jean-Michel Sourisseau, (electronic resource)

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Family Farming and the Worlds to Come
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Family Farming and the Worlds to Come
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edited by Jean-Michel Sourisseau
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eng
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What is family farming? How can it help meet the challenges confronting the world? How can it contribute to a sustainable and more equitable development? Not only is family farming the predominant form of agriculture around the world, especially so in developing countries, it is also the agriculture of the future. By declaring 2014 the International Year of Family Farming, the United Nations has placed this form of production at the center of debates on agricultural development. These debates are often reduced to two opposing positions. The first advocates the development of industrial or company agriculture, supposedly efficient because it follows industrial processes for market-oriented mass production. The second promotes the preservation of family farming with its close links between family and farm. The authors of this book wish to enrich the debates by helping overcome stereotypes ¬-- which often manifest through the use of terms such as small-scale farming, subsistence farming, peasant, etc. Research work has emphatically demonstrated the great adaptability of family farming systems and their ability to meet the major challenges of tomorrow but it has also not overlooked their limitations. The authors explore the choices facing society and possible development trajectories at national and international levels, and the contribution that agriculture will have to make. They call for a recommitment of public policies in favor of family farming in developing countries and stress the importance of planning actions targeted at and tailored to the family character of agricultural models. But, above all, they highlight the need to overcome strictly sectoral rationales, by placing family farming at the core of a broader economic and social project. This book is the result of a collaborative effort led by CIRAD and encapsulates three decades of research on family farming. It will interest researchers, teachers and students, and all those involved in national and international efforts for the development of countries in the South
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  • Life sciences
  • Geography
  • Agriculture
  • Environmental sciences
  • Development Economics
  • Farm economics
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Family Farming and the Worlds to Come, edited by Jean-Michel Sourisseau, (electronic resource)
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Contents
Acknowledgements -- Foreword, - General introduction -- Part 1. Defining and understanding family farming systems -- 1. Family farming: at the heart of the history of world agriculture -- 2. Defining, characterizing and measuring family farming models -- 3. Families, work and the farm -- 4. Family farming and other forms of agriculture -- Part 2. Helping to feed the world and territories to live -- 5. Contributing to ecological and social systems -- 6. Contributing to territorial dynamics -- 7. Contributing to production and international markets -- 8. Contributing to innovation, policies and local democracy -- Part 3. Meeting the challenges of the future -- 9. Challenges of poverty, employment and food security -- 10. Energy challenges: threats or opportunities? -- 11. Sanitary challenges increasingly relevant on a global scale -- 12. Challenges of managing and using natural resources -- Part 4. Research and the challenge of family farming -- 13. Co-constructing innovation: action-research in partnership -- 14. Innovations in management advice to family farms -- 15. Support for the prevention of sanitary risks -- 16. Agricultural biodiversity and rural systems of seed production -- 17. Lessons learnt and perspectives for ecological intensification -- Conclusion -- References -- List of authors
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978-94-017-9358-2
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X, 361 p. 81 illus., 63 illus. in color.
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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10.1007/978-94-017-9358-2
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online resource.
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(OCoLC)898424198
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Family Farming and the Worlds to Come, edited by Jean-Michel Sourisseau, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9358-2
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mixed
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier.
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Foreword, - General introduction -- Part 1. Defining and understanding family farming systems -- 1. Family farming: at the heart of the history of world agriculture -- 2. Defining, characterizing and measuring family farming models -- 3. Families, work and the farm -- 4. Family farming and other forms of agriculture -- Part 2. Helping to feed the world and territories to live -- 5. Contributing to ecological and social systems -- 6. Contributing to territorial dynamics -- 7. Contributing to production and international markets -- 8. Contributing to innovation, policies and local democracy -- Part 3. Meeting the challenges of the future -- 9. Challenges of poverty, employment and food security -- 10. Energy challenges: threats or opportunities? -- 11. Sanitary challenges increasingly relevant on a global scale -- 12. Challenges of managing and using natural resources -- Part 4. Research and the challenge of family farming -- 13. Co-constructing innovation: action-research in partnership -- 14. Innovations in management advice to family farms -- 15. Support for the prevention of sanitary risks -- 16. Agricultural biodiversity and rural systems of seed production -- 17. Lessons learnt and perspectives for ecological intensification -- Conclusion -- References -- List of authors
Control code
978-94-017-9358-2
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
X, 361 p. 81 illus., 63 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9789401793582
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uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-94-017-9358-2
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)898424198

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