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Les conditions pratiques d’un engagement économique et moral. Les maraîchers biologiques et la saisonnalité des fruits et légumes


  • Madlyne Samak

    (Centre Georg Simmel. UMR 8131 EHESS/CNRS, F-75006 PARIS, France)


[paper in French] This article deals with social mechanisms which produce normative choices of organic market gardeners, treating mainly two aspects of farm working which are significant of their relationship to production seasonality: greenhouses and commercialization. It describes and tries to explain two distinct phenomena: the variation of productive norms from one farm to another, and the evolutivity in time of these norms. These two phenomena bring us to a better comprehension of commitment (and disengagement) in favor of production seasonality “respect”.

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  • Madlyne Samak, 2013. "Les conditions pratiques d’un engagement économique et moral. Les maraîchers biologiques et la saisonnalité des fruits et légumes," Review of Agricultural and Environmental Studies - Revue d'Etudes en Agriculture et Environnement, INRA Department of Economics, vol. 94(1), pages 93-116.
  • Handle: RePEc:rae:jourae:v:94:y:2013:i:1:p:93-116

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    Organic farming; seasonality; fruit and vegetable; working rules; agricultural equipment; retail market;

    JEL classification:

    • Q12 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Micro Analysis of Farm Firms, Farm Households, and Farm Input Markets
    • Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Language; Social and Economic Stratification


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