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Characteristics and Directions of Environmental Social Movements of Farmers

METIS Working Paper No. 75

11 Pages Posted: 23 Mar 2011  

Maxime Prével

Ecole de Management de Normandie

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

In France, some farmers have taken up the call to subscribe to environmental protection in their professional activity. Integrated farm management tries to reconcile the concept of maximising profits with the social demands that activities be ecologically sound. Small farmers seek solutions to overcome the social and environmental damage caused by industrial-scale agricultural. Sustainable farming rediscovers practices which correspond with the principles of agronomy, whilst organic farmers have all but fully renounced the use of fertilizers, pesticides and veterinary products. In their efforts to limit the impact of agricultural activity on the environment, these farmers go against the conventional methods of production, characterized by their polluting activities.

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Keywords: farming, social movements, environment

JEL Classification: O10, O13, O14, Q10, Q16, Q20

Suggested Citation

Prével, Maxime, Characteristics and Directions of Environmental Social Movements of Farmers (2011). METIS Working Paper No. 75. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1788043 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1788043

Maxime Prével (Contact Author)

Ecole de Management de Normandie ( email )

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Le Havre Cedex, Cedex 4 14052 Caen
France

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