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Introduction

  • Jean-Michel SourisseauEmail author
  • Pierre-Marie Bosc
  • Philippe Bonnal
  • Jean-François Bélières
  • Pierre Gasselin
  • Élodie Valette
Chapter

This book is the product of a collective journey undertaken by researchers with a shared interest in the family forms of agricultural production and in how to name them. It is based on the observation of the increasing divergence between our – often aging – representations and agrarian and urban realities in constant flux, with an instantaneous flow of information between these usually very distant worlds.

The book’s contribution is to reveal the diversity of family forms of agriculture around the world. Each of the authors focuses on a particular form of family farming. One of the characteristics of family farming models is their ability to flourish in both types of environments: those favourable to agricultural production as well as those burdened with harsh constraints where commercial and family business forms of agriculture do not venture. The productive systems developed in these unfavourable environments demonstrate exceptional capacities of innovation that have, in some cases,...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean-Michel Sourisseau
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Pierre-Marie Bosc
    • 3
    • 4
  • Philippe Bonnal
  • Jean-François Bélières
    • 1
    • 2
  • Pierre Gasselin
    • 5
    • 6
  • Élodie Valette
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.CIRADUMR ART-DEVMontpellierFrance
  2. 2.ART-DEVUniv Montpellier, CIRAD, CNRS, Univ Montpellier 3, Univ Perpignan Via DomitiaMontpellierFrance
  3. 3.CIRADUMR MOISAMontpellierFrance
  4. 4.MOISAUniv Montpellier, CIHEAM-IAMM, CIRAD, INRA, Montpellier SupAgroMontpellierFrance
  5. 5.CIRADUMR INNOVATIONMontpellierFrance
  6. 6.INNOVATIONUniv Montpellier, CIRAD, INRA, Montpellier SupAgroMontpellierFrance

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