Characteristics and Directions of Environmental Social Movements of Farmers
Ecole de Management de Normandie
METIS Working Paper No. 75
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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Number of Pages in PDF File: 11
Keywords: farming, social movements, environment
JEL Classification: O10, O13, O14, Q10, Q16, Q20
Date posted: March 23, 2011