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Farming systems: facing uncertainties and enhancing opportunities

01 - 05 July, 2018 | Chania, Crete, Greece | Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (CIHEAM - MAICh)

Proceedings - Theme 2

Theme 2: Agroecology and new farming arrangements

Lead convenor    Pierre Labarthe

Co-convenors     Stéphane Bellon, Teresa Pinto-Correia

Session 2.1          Sustainability of farm systems

Session 2.2          The technical dimension

Session 2.3          Framing and frameworks

Session 2.4          System drivers I

Session 2.5          System drivers II

Session 2.6          Agri-food systems and certification

Session 2.7          Sustainability evaluation and indicators

Session 2.8          Farming system transitions to balance food production and sustainability: Perspectives from farm to landscape scale, actors and land use, drivers and constraints

Session 2.9          Panel session: Farm and land system dynamics in the Mediterranean basin

Session 2.10        Panel session: Agroforestry

 


Session 2.1          Sustainability of farm systems

Supporting farmers in the transition to agroecology to promote carbon sequestration from silvopastoral systems

Sara Burbi, Rodrigo Olave

Animal domestic biodiversity in farms: considering social interactions surrounding the farms together with farming systems specificities

Anne Lauvie, Marie-Odile Nozières-Petit, Nathalie Couix

Benefits of diversified horticultural systems: assessment with the modern portfolio theory

Raphaël Paut, Rodolphe Sabatier, Marc Tchamitchian

Conservation agriculture systems: an economic viable solution experimented in a Mediterranean area of Southern Italy

Antonella Vastola, Mario Cozzi, Mauro Viccaro, Valeria Grippo, Severino Romano

 


Session 2.2          The technical dimension

Optimizing a green manure-based row cropping system for organic cereal production

Hong TT Phan, Kristian Thorup-Kristensen

New arrangements for an agroecological management of animal health. The case of French farmers learning homeopathy

Louis Rénier, Aurélie Cardona, Élisabeth Lécrivain

Local Dioscorea sp production systems and their potential for agroecological practices in the central part of Cote d’Ivoire

Esther Oka, Anne Floquet

Mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions and technical efficiency of Greek dairy sheep production systems: meeting the ecological challenge

Alexandra Sintori, Angelos Liontakis, Irene Tzouramani

 


Session 2.3          Framing and frameworks

A mixed method approach to characterize and explain the pursuit of agroecological principles at Flemish beef farms

Louis Tessier, Jo Bijttebier, Fleur Marchand, Philippe Baret

The European networks of research, education and training stakeholders in agroecology

Rose Nicot, Stéphane Bellon, Allison Loconto, Guillaume Ollivier

From land restructuration to land grabbing – the political context of agroecology

Stephanie Domptail, Sarah Rauer, Bernd Müller, Daniel Mühlleitner, Ernst-August Nuppenau

How to address sustainability transition of farming systems? A position paper

Guillaume Martin, Sandrine Allain, Jacques-Eric Bergez, Delphine Burger-Leenhardt, Julie Constantin, Michel Duru, Laurent Hazard, Camille Lacombe, Danièle Magda, Marie-Angélina Magne, Julie Ryschawy, Vincent Thénard, Hélène Tribouillois, Magali Willaume

 


Session 2.4          System drivers I

Thinking about the future of farming through different facets of “work in agriculture”. Textual analysis of papers from the first Symposium on Work in Agriculture

Priscila Duarte Malanski, Sandra Schiavi, Benoît Dedieu

The diversity of farmers’ practices and relations facing urban demands. A case study in Montpellier (France)

Nabil Hasnaoui Amri, Laura Etienne, Christophe-Toussaint Soulard

How can collective organization and the search for autonomy lead to an agroecological transition? The example of farm machinery cooperatives in France

Stéphane de Tourdonnet, Jean-Marc Barbier, Sarah Courty, Pauline Martel, Véronique Lucas

New farming arrangements for resilience

Rike Stotten, Georg Leitinger

 


Session 2.5          System drivers II

Neo-farmers: drivers of farming systems innovation and of the transition to agro-ecology? The case of Alentejo (Portugal)

Paula Dolci, Coline Perrin

Trade-offs between dreams and reality: Agroecological orchard co-design

Servane Penvern, Blandine Chieze, Sylvaine Simon

Agroforestry market gardening: a strategic choice to improve sustainability in agroecological transition?

François Léger, Kevin Morel, Agnès Bellec-Gauche, François Warlop

Towards sustainability transitions in Japanese agri-food systems: the role of new entrant organic farmers in rural areas of Hiroshima prefecture, Japan

Simona Zollet

 


Session 2.6          Agri-food systems and certification

A framework to characterize the diversity of food systems and their transition pathways

Daniel Gaitán-Cremaschi, Laurens Klerkx, Jessica Duncan, Jacques H. Trienekens, Carlos Huenchuleo, Santiago Dogliotti, María E. Contesse, Walter A.H. Rossing

Assessing food balance of Mediterranean city-regions. A multi-level methodology to highlight interactions between land system and food systems

Esther Sanz Sanz

Participatory Guarantee Systems: social innovation within the agroecological transition

Antonieta Carolina Reyes Gómez, Michaël Pouzenc

 


Session 2.7          Sustainability evaluation and indicators

Evaluating sustainability of farms: introducing a new conceptual framework based on three dimensions and five key properties relating to the sustainability of agriculture. The IDEA method version 4

Frédéric Zahm, Adeline Alonso Ugaglia, Jean-Marc Barbier, Héloïse Boureau, Bernard Del’homme, Mohamed Gafsi, Pierre Gasselin, Sydney Girard, Laurence Guichard, Chantal Loyce, Vincent Manneville, Amandine Menet, Barbara Redlingshöfer

Assessment of sustainability indicators on farms under real-life conditions

Andreas Roesch, Maria Bystricky, Aurelia Nyfeler-Brunner, Hisko Baas

Sustainability of beekeeping farms: development of an assessment framework through participatory research

Coline Kouchner, Cécile Ferrus, Samuel Blanchard, Axel Decourtye, Benjamin Basso, Yves Le Conte, Marc Tchamitchian

A participatory method to design farm scale scenarios for recovering groundwater quality

Annabelle Richard, Marion Casagrande, Marie-Hélène Jeuffroy, Christophe David

 


Session 2.8          Farming system transitions to balance food production and sustainability: Perspectives from farm to landscape scale, actors and land use, drivers and constraints

Assessing sustainable intensification at landscape scale: four case studies in Europe

Etienne Polge, Marta Debolini

Streamlining transition towards Sustainable Intensification: The role of societal context and knowledge brokerage

Katharina Schmidt, Lorena Tudela Marco, Anita Beblek

Farmers’ choices of adopting and coupling strategies of sustainable intensification – Evidence from European farm level data

Meike Weltin, Ingo Zasada

 


Session 2.9          Panel session: Farm and land system dynamics in the Mediterranean basin

Chair Marta Debolini & Elisa Marraccini

Panelists Johanna Fusco, Olga Moreno Perez, Sylvie Lardon

External discussants Rosalia Filippini, Esther Sanz Sanz

 


Session 2.10        Panel session: Agroforestry

Chair Maria Rosa Mosquera Losada

Panelists Anastasia Pantera, Javier Santiago-Freijanes, Andreas Papadopoulos, Nathalie Corroyer