Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jacques-Eric Bergez, Olivier Therond
      Pages 3-12 Open Access
    3. Jacques-Eric Bergez, Olivier Therond
      Pages 13-17 Open Access
  3. Territorial Agroecological Transition at a Concept Crossroads

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Olivier Therond, Thomas Debril, Michel Duru, Marie-Benoît Magrini, Gaël Plumecocq, Jean-Pierre Sarthou
      Pages 21-43 Open Access
    3. Marie-Angélina Magne, Guillaume Martin, Marc Moraine, Julie Ryschawy, Vincent Thenard, Pierre Triboulet et al.
      Pages 45-68 Open Access
    4. Marie-Benoît Magrini, Guillaume Martin, Marie-Angélina Magne, Michel Duru, Nathalie Couix, Laurent Hazard et al.
      Pages 69-98 Open Access
    5. Danièle Magda, Nathalie Girard, Valérie Angeon, Célia Cholez, Nathalie Raulet-Croset, Régis Sabbadin et al.
      Pages 99-120 Open Access
    6. Pierre Triboulet, Jean-Pierre Del Corso, Michel Duru, Danielle Galliano, Amélie Gonçalves, Catherine Milou et al.
      Pages 121-147 Open Access
    7. Julie Ryschawy, Jean-Pierre Sarthou, Ariane Chabert, Olivier Therond
      Pages 149-173 Open Access
  4. Support Methodology for Territorial Agroecological Transition Design, and Feedback from the TATA-BOX Project Experience

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Elise Audouin, Jacques-Eric Bergez, Olivier Therond
      Pages 177-206 Open Access
    3. Lorène Prost, Marie Chizallet, Marie Taverne, Flore Barcellini
      Pages 207-227 Open Access
    4. Marie Taverne, Sarah Clément, Lorène Prost, Flore Barcellini
      Pages 229-259 Open Access
  5. New Prospects and Cross-Cutting Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Lola Leveau, Aurélien Bénel, Jean-Pierre Cahier, François Pinet, Pascal Salembier, Vincent Soulignac et al.
      Pages 263-287 Open Access
    3. Sylvie Lardon
      Pages 289-304 Open Access
    4. Charles A. Francis, Geir Lieblein
      Pages 305-321 Open Access
    5. Jean-Marc Touzard, Jean-Marc Barbier, Laure Hossard
      Pages 323-330 Open Access
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 331-335

About this book


There is wide agreement on the need to change the prevalent agricultural models, given their negative impacts and their incompatibility with current societal issues. Agroecological transition has been promoted as a potential solution to the ecological, social and economic problems generated by these models. It however involves a systemic, multi-scale and transdisciplinary process.

Due to this complexity, the overall picture of what farms and food systems “actually are” and “might be” may not be apparent at the individual level. Yet individuals’ knowledge and values provide complementary insights on how to proceed in deepening ecological modernisation. Expertise can also provide landmarks to be considered in that process.

Because local stakeholders’ experience and skills are key resources in the adaptation and adoption of agroecological transition, new conceptual and methodological frameworks and tools have to be developed to support them in the design process of such a complex transition.

This book presents feedback from the ‘Territorial Agroecological Transition in Action’- TATA-BOX research project, which was devoted to these specific issues. The multidisciplinary and multi-organisation research team steered a four-year action-research process in two territories of France.

This book presents:

i)  the key dimensions to be considered when dealing with agroecological transition: diversity of agriculture models, management of uncertainties, polycentric governance, autonomies, and role of actors’ networks;

ii)  an operational and original participatory process and associated boundary tools to support local stakeholders in shifting from a shared diagnosis to a shared action plan for transition, and in so doing developing mutual understanding and involvement;

iii)  an analysis of the main effects of the methodology on research organisation and on stakeholders’ development and application;

iv)  critical analysis and foresights on the main outcomes of TATA-BOX, provided by external researchers.”


Agriculture models Participatory process territorial redesign Transition governance Uncertainties managment Open Access

Editors and affiliations

  • Jacques-Eric Bergez
    • 1
  • Elise Audouin
    • 2
  • Olivier Therond
    • 3
  1. 1.AGIR, Université de Toulouse, INRACastanet-TolosanFrance
  2. 2.AGIR, Université de Toulouse, INRACastanet-TolosanFrance
  3. 3.LAE, Université de Lorraine, INRAColmarFrance

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