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Agriculture, territoire et développement durable. Analyse systémique d'une agriculture littorale sous pression touristique : l'exemple de la Balagne en Corse

Abstract : This thesis aims to analyse conditions for the sustainability of agriculture in a new rurality countryside, the sea-side Balagne, a touristic territory located in Northwest Corsica. This case study tackles the role of agriculture in the reorganization of rural territories. We assume that sustainable agricultural development now relies on the ability of farmers to use a multifunctional agriculture that supplies society with goods and both market and non-market services. The first section of this study presents the conceptual approach, both methodological and practical: the land system concept is therefore included in a territorial meta-system in order to point out the role of territorial actors as regards to the place and functions of farming. This concept supports the systemic analysis conducted in Balagne, the results of which are exposed in the two subsequent sections. First, it is shown how dynamic interactions between demographic, socio-economic, and political events have resulted in a shift from the agrarian society of the Fifties to a dual territory, both rural and touristic. As a subject torn between land pressure and the touristic development of rural assets, agriculture is at the heart of contradictory stakes. The final section of this study, based on the mechanism of land production systems, brings to light the fact that farmers using touristic demand for land capital are ensured usage of the farmed land. Nevertheless, even if owning the land is a necessary condition for a "sustainabland" development, it is insufficient. To conclude, ways to improve the sustainability of agriculture are suggested.
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Caroline Tafani. Agriculture, territoire et développement durable. Analyse systémique d'une agriculture littorale sous pression touristique : l'exemple de la Balagne en Corse. Géographie. Université de Corse Pascal Paoli, 2010. Français. ⟨tel-00558115⟩

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