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Family Farming and the Worlds to Come

Editors: Sourisseau, Jean-Michel (Ed.)

  • A multi-entry and pluri-disciplinary perspective to understand family farming, in this year dedicated by the UN to this farming model
  • An original reflexion on agriculture issues in sustainable development, linking agriculture choices to social stakes
  • A definition of farming to rethink territorial and social public policies
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Coordinating editor of this book, is a socio-economist at CIRAD. Since 2010, he is responsible for the program "Trajectories, differentiations and inequalities in rural societies" of the French research unit ART-Dev. He is currently working on family farming systems, to renew the analytical frameworks of their strategies and performance. As CIRAD’s focal point for the International Year of Family Farming, he recently published several books and articles on the topic and is invited to many international conferences on family farming all over the world.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • General Introduction

    Sourisseau, Jean-Michel

    Pages 1-7

  • Family Farming: At the Core of the World’s Agricultural History

    Losch, Bruno

    Pages 13-36

  • Defining, Characterizing and Measuring Family Farming Models

    Bosc, Pierre-Marie (et al.)

    Pages 37-55

  • Families, Labor and Farms

    Ancey, Véronique (et al.)

    Pages 57-69

  • Family Farming and Other Forms of Agriculture

    Marzin, Jacques (et al.)

    Pages 71-89

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eBook $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-9358-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-94-017-9357-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 28, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0380-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Family Farming and the Worlds to Come
Editors
  • Jean-Michel Sourisseau
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Éditions Quæ
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-9358-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-9358-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-9357-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0380-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 361
Number of Illustrations and Tables
18 b/w illustrations, 63 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Jointly published with Éditions Quæ, Versailles, France
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