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Tous agriculteurs ? L'agriculture urbaine et ses frontières

Abstract : The multifunctional character of urban agriculture is widely recognized both in Northern and in Southern countries. But, who are urban farmers? A literature review suggests two categories which co-exist: poor farmers who practice subsistence farming in developing countries, and gardeners who farm as a hobby in industrialized countries. In this article, we question the societal postulates concerning the status of agriculture in urban households. We show that the development of urban agriculture in industrialized countries is based on hybrid types of activity systems, which in part do not correspond with the division between professional farming and hobby farming.
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Patrick Mundler, Jean-Noël Consalès, Gil Melin, Cyril Pouvesle, Perrine Vandenbroucke. Tous agriculteurs ? L'agriculture urbaine et ses frontières. Géocarrefour - Revue de géographie de Lyon, Association des amis de la revue de géographie de Lyon, 2014, Agriculture urbaine et alimentation : entre politiques publiques et initiatives locales, 89 (1-2), pp.53-63. ⟨10.4000/geocarrefour.9399⟩. ⟨hal-02088982⟩



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