Diversity of Family Farming Around the World

Existence, Transformations and Possible Futures of Family Farms

Editors: Bosc, P.-M., Sourisseau, J.-M., Bonnal, P., Gasselin, P., Valette, E., Bélières, J.-F. (Eds.)

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  • The diversity of local and national family farming situations, studied with a single methodological frame gives sense to the family-based farming choice for the future
    An original adaptation and a challenging test of the widely used sustainable rural livelihood framework
    A wide participation of authors from academic and development bodies

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This book aims at explaining the nature and strength of the links between the families and their farms looking at their diversity throughout the world. To do so, it documents family farming diversity by using the sustainable rural livelihood (SRL) framework exploring their ability to adapt and transform to changing environments. In 18 case studies in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe, it shows how family farms resist under adverse conditions, seize new opportunities and permanently transform. Family farms, far from being backwards are potential solutions to face the current challenges and shape a new future for agriculture taking advantage of their local knowledge and capacity to cope with external constraints. Many co-authors of the book have both an empirical and theoretical experience of family farming in developed and developing countries and their related institutions. They specify «what makes and means family» in family farming and the diversity of their expertise draws a wide and original picture of this resilient way of farming throughout the world. 

About the authors

Editors of this work are Bosc, Pierre-Marie; Sourisseau, Jean-Michel; Bonnal, Philippe; Gasselin, Pierre; Valette, Elodie; Bélières, Jean-François

Table of contents (26 chapters)

Table of contents (26 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-024-1617-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-94-024-1616-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Diversity of Family Farming Around the World
Book Subtitle
Existence, Transformations and Possible Futures of Family Farms
Editors
  • Pierre-Marie Bosc
  • Jean-Michel Sourisseau
  • Philippe Bonnal
  • Pierre Gasselin
  • Elodie Valette
  • Jean-François Bélières
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Éditions Quæ
eBook ISBN
978-94-024-1617-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-024-1617-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-024-1616-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 341
Number of Illustrations
51 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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