Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Master Thesis

Réorienter un domaine agricole dans le cadre d'un Projet Alimentaire Territorial : la conception de l'espace test St Désiré à Miramas

Abstract : The municipality of Miramas owns a 20-hectare agricultural estate, the St Désiré farm, and the departure of the last tenants is an opportunity to start a sustainable agricultural strategy. Indeed, the disappearance of agricultural land and farmers, and therefore of the local food supply, are important issues in the Bouches du Rhône department, as highlighted by the diagnosis of the Territorial Food Project of the Aix Marseille Provence Metropolis and Pays d'Arles. The farm incubator tool has been identified to support the installation of project leaders. The present mission aims to identify the assets and constraints of the site, and the actors present on the territory, to prefigure the possible functioning of such a device in Miramas. Thanks to an agronomic study of the soils (soil analysis, infiltration tests, earthworms sampling), the possibility of converting low-productivity meadows into market garden crops has been validated. This can work if the access to irrigation water is improved, which is the first limiting factor. A water reservoir gathering gravity irrigation excesses has been proposed, and a water balance conforted the validity of this hypothesis. Moreover, this farm and its built heritage could allow to experiment mutualization between several agricultural projects. Space repartition scenarios were designed based on organic, direct selling, micro farming references, and presented to the representatives to visualize the potential future of the farm. Applicants’ choice will influence social and environmental results of this political action.
Document type :
Master Thesis
Complete list of metadata

https://dumas.ccsd.cnrs.fr/dumas-03522934
Contributor : Agrocampus Ouest Connect in order to contact the contributor
Submitted on : Wednesday, January 12, 2022 - 12:54:17 PM
Last modification on : Wednesday, April 6, 2022 - 4:08:08 PM
Long-term archiving on: : Wednesday, April 13, 2022 - 9:35:43 PM

File

2021_Maertens_Joséphine_Agroe...
Files produced by the author(s)

Identifiers

  • HAL Id : dumas-03522934, version 1

Citation

Joséphine Maertens. Réorienter un domaine agricole dans le cadre d'un Projet Alimentaire Territorial : la conception de l'espace test St Désiré à Miramas. Sciences du Vivant [q-bio]. 2021. ⟨dumas-03522934⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

31

Files downloads

29