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Dynamiques territoriales et stratégies de transmission des élevages ovin lait dans le Sud-Aveyron

Abstract : If the area of South-Aveyron keeps a better agricultural dynamic than the national average, thanks to the Roquefort chain, it’s also facing a problem of renewal of the farming generations since one third of farmers are more than 55 years old. That is why the farms' future became a critical issue. Moreover, like everywhere in France, the number of farmers and farms never stopped decreasing. To limit this “hemorrhaging” which seems to worsen, it seems necessary to take action to facilitate the transfer of farms to new farmers. While, this observation is shared by the whole agricultural sector, the actions taken and the solutions proposed didn’t reverse the current trend so far. Indeed, even if the collective willingness to settle new farmers is shown everywhere, it doesn’t seem sufficient to maintain the number of farms and farmers. This is explained by the contradiction between the public interest of the territory and the individual interests of everyone. Therefore; this study focuses on individual strategies of farmers (transferors and purchasers) during a farm transfer and explains the elements of socio-economic context (land market, agricultural policies, dairy market and Roquefort reform) influencing these strategies. This study commissioned by the organization Terre de Liens Midi-Pyrénées deals with farm transfer along three major approaches: land oriented, patrimonial and financial. From these perspectives, “witnesses” actors have been interviewed and case studies of farm transfers have been analyzed. After characterizing different types of farm transfer situations, this study highlights some factors influencing farmers’ choices. Finally, this paper proposes some ideas of solutions based on considerations and existing or feasible initiatives to enable the long-term maintain of farms, in the center of a local development project.
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Marie Mouihi. Dynamiques territoriales et stratégies de transmission des élevages ovin lait dans le Sud-Aveyron. Sciences du Vivant [q-bio]. 2015. ⟨dumas-01260087⟩

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