Thierry Geffray is a farmer in the Drôme and a member of a Groupement Agricole d’Exploitation en Commun (GAEC). An agricultural engineer by training, he discovered during his travels different ways of being a farmer. According to him, what is most important in this profession is not simply being an engineer, but being ingenious!
Dossier Exception agricole
What can we do in the future to bring about the idea of an agricultural exception? Farmers, elected officials, agronomists, and activists for animal well-being: six of them attempted to paint the portrait of this new agriculture that could serve as the cornerstone. (Article in French)
Knowing how to have a global vision of agriculture, connecting it with the environment, and contributing to the social and economic development of rural areas, are elements that, combined with a collective practice of agriculture, can give back a sense of meaning to the profession of farming. Meet Yves François.
Christophe Collini is one of those who has changed how he lives in order to give meaning to it. A former executive at Siemens in Morocco, he has replaced the commotion of big cities with the chatter of birds. Now, the only constraints that weigh on him are those imposed by the seasons.
With her husband Daniel, Denise Vuillon is the founder of the first AMAP in Ollioules, in the Var. Here, she goes over the keys to the AMAP’s success: healthy food that reconnects taste with health and the preservation of nature, without forgetting the strong link with consumers.
Farmer and founder of several organic farming movements in France since the 1970s, Philippe Desbrosses speaks to us about his vision of the agricultural exception.
There is nothing more personal and intimate than taste. Bourdieu even said that taste is discrimination. We know what we love. We know what repulses us. Yet despite all that, are we truly free from these judgements? Here is a look at the elements discussed during this 3rd workshop that put into question the ‘Politics of Taste’. (Article in French)
Professor Emeritus of Comparative Agriculture and Agricultural Development at AgroParisTech, Marc Dufumier has brought to the forefront the concept of an ‘agro-ecosystem’, where land, animal herds, and plants are considered in their entirety.
Agriculture is being shaken by numerous crises and the anxious feelings of farmers are real. A model has existed, but how can the contours of what’s next be defined?
Michel Serres participated, last Saturday, in the first edition of Sortons L’Agriculture du Salon. In the film produced for the event, the philosopher argues for an agricultural and ecological exception, as that which has already been done in the field of culture. Here are seven minutes to better understand the agricultural exception.