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  • Hubert Cochet
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    Among the many concepts used in farming systems research, the agrarian system – système agraire – stands out. First utilized by geographers, it was subsequently reworked by agricultural economists. The objective of this article is to trace the evolution of this original concept, reflect on the difficulties inherent to its use, and examine its relevance to agricultural research. After exploring the origins of this concept, the author analyzes its components in terms of constituting sub-systems and the challenges associated with the agrarian system approach in terms of boundaries and scales of analysis. Next he discusses the similarities and differences between this approach and others that are more commonly used by non-francophones.

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    Article provided by Armand Colin in its journal Revue Tiers Monde.

    Volume (Year): n°207 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 97-114

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    Handle: RePEc:cai:rtmarc:rtm_207_0097
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