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Journal Articles (Review Article) The Conversation France Year : 2019

High-tech agriculture: farmers risk being ‘locked in’ to unsustainable practices

Xavier Reboud
David Bohan

Abstract

Since World War II, Europe’s agricultural sector has been very receptive to new technology, and the result has been staggering productivity gains – for four generations, farmers have produced more than their parents did. At the same time, however, agricultural prices have fallen around the world and price subsidies have been cut. This has led to a cruel paradox: while farmers have never produced so much, many can no longer make a living from farming.
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hal-02617885 , version 1 (25-05-2020)

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Xavier Reboud, David Bohan. High-tech agriculture: farmers risk being ‘locked in’ to unsustainable practices. The Conversation France, 2019, 5 mars 2019. ⟨hal-02617885⟩
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