What connection is there between the learning process and territorial governance? The "SAC" example on Reunion Island

Chia Eduardo, Dulcire Michel, Piraux Marc. 2008. What connection is there between the learning process and territorial governance? The "SAC" example on Reunion Island. International Journal of Sustainable Development, 11 (2-3-4) : pp. 171-186.

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Abstract : Territorial governance has become a major issue for public authorities. Studying the information generated by implementing sustainable agricultural contracts (SAC) on Reunion Island (Ile de la Réunion) has contributed to the development of new types of territorial governance projects. The surveys conducted with rural development actors have revealed that learning was significant both at the individual and collective levels. This mainly involves organisational learning processes. The SAC tool has been used for developing a new type of governance, by coordinating actors with different interests and logics. This process has developed the practical and organisational practices of actors. But it has not modified their values (common project) or the development model. Thus, we believe that in order to promote 'dual loop' learning, implementing a local project is essential as it gives a meaning to the actions being carried out. As a result, the governance process would be reinforced. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Modèle, Gouvernance, Développement régional, Développement rural, Organisation, Durabilité, Apprentissage, Agriculture, Politique agricole

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Réunion

Mots-clés complémentaires : Recherche-action, Développement territorial

Classification Agris : E14 - Development economics and policies
E10 - Agricultural economics and policies
U30 - Research methods

Axe stratégique Cirad : Axe 5 (2005-2013) - Politiques publiques, pauvreté et inégalités

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  • Piraux Marc, CIRAD-ES-UMR TETIS (BRA)

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