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Family farming an asset for the planet ... : Food security, biodiversity, climate, water, jobs, environment... family farms are tackling the challenges of the future!

Hébert A. (ed.), Causse F. (ed.), Sourisseau J.M. (ed.), Rawski C. (ed.), Burford-Buttazzoni H.. 2014. Montpellier : CIRAD, 16 p.. Salon international de l'agriculture. 51, 2014-02-22/2014-03-02, Paris (France).

Over its fifteen pages or so, the 2014 edition of the CIRAD brochure produced for the Paris International Agricultural Show illustrates to what extent and in what way family farming can address the challenges of providing jobs and alleviating poverty; food security; preserving the environment and natural resources; climate change, etc. The brochure Agricultures familiales, une chance pour la planète... centres on two main topics. The first is the capacity of this type of farming to innovative and the second research "on" and "for" family farming. From these two perspectives, the brochure shows how family farms and research are working together to address a number of challenges. It is abundantly illustrated and easily accessible to a broad readership

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