Diversity of Family Farming Around the World

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Diversity of Family Farming Around the World Existence, Transformations and Possible Futures of Family Farms

English version of the work on family agricultures of the 21° century coordinated by a team of the CIRAD, with some contribution’s Iram’s .

Co-written by a network of researchers, this book deepens scientific knowledge on family farming around the world, and at the same time it contributes to test and improve a methodological framework adapted to analyse and of observe rural dynamics.

This book proposes a new visit of the diversity of family forms of production to explore their current transformations all over the world. By adopting a comprehensive perspective, it allows bringing together several dimensions often studied separately: linkages with markets, territorial development, labour mobility through migrations and livelihood strategies, farms’ autonomy, and food security, as well as the many ways of collective action and the role of public policies.

The book relies on 18 case studies in the five continents. All were driven with a single and original methodological framework, inspired by the Sustainable Rural Livelihoods. The SRL initial framework was reshaped and adapted to allow each author to fine-tune “what makes family”, to understand family labour adaptations to their environment, and to align them with territorial dynamics and public policies in each national situation.

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