Peri-urban agro-ecosystems in the Mediterranean: Diversity, dynamics, and drivers

Soulard Christophe-Toussaint, Valette Elodie, Perrin Coline, Abrantes Patricia Catarina, Anthopoulou Theodosia, Benjaballah Ouassila, Bouchemal Salah, Dugué Patrick, El Amrani Mohamed, Lardon Sylvie, Marraccini Elisa, Mousselin Guilhem, Napoleone Claude, Paoli Jean-Christophe. 2018. Peri-urban agro-ecosystems in the Mediterranean: Diversity, dynamics, and drivers. Regional Environmental Change, 18 (3) : pp. 651-662.

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Thème(s) HCERES des revues (en SHS) : Géographie-Aménagement-Urbanisme-Architecture

Abstract : To address sustainability challenges of agro-ecosystems located in Mediterranean urban regions, this paper focuses on the multidisciplinary subject of urban agricultural systems. To better understand the diversity and dynamics of peri-urban agro-ecosystems and the main drivers of their sustainability, we compare six case studies located in Southern Europe (Montpellier, France; Pisa, Italy; Lisbon, Portugal; Athens, Greece) and the Maghreb (Constantine, Algeria; Meknes, Morocco). The research is based on fieldwork in each urban region (qualitative analysis) and literature analysis aimed to position each case study in its national and Mediterranean contexts. The comparison between local contexts indicates large discrepancies in the integration of environmental focus among the respective urban planning objectives. Generally, urbanization tends to accentuate agricultural diversity. The different forms of peri-urban agriculture evolve despite their persistent decline, and they also show a capacity to resist and even new growth in response to urban demand. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Agriculture périurbaine, Urbanisation, Politique agricole, Agroécosystème, Analyse de système, Recherche interdisciplinaire, Durabilité, Diversification, Étude de cas, Zone périurbaine, Pays développé, Pays en développement, Exploitation agricole familiale, Agriculture de subsistance, Crise économique, Utilisation des terres, Aménagement du territoire, Viticulture

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Région méditerranéenne, France, Italie, Portugal, Grèce, Maroc, Algérie

Mots-clés complémentaires : Politique publique

Mots-clés libres : Agriculture, Urbanization, Comparative analysis, Qualitative analysis, Public policy

Classification Agris : A01 - Agriculture - General aspects
E14 - Development economics and policies
B10 - Geography

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 1 (2014-2018) - Agriculture écologiquement intensive

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Soulard Christophe-Toussaint, INRA (FRA) - auteur correspondant
  • Valette Elodie, CIRAD-ES-UMR TETIS (FRA) ORCID: 0000-0002-2104-0445
  • Perrin Coline, INRA (FRA)
  • Abrantes Patricia Catarina, Universidade do Porto (PRT)
  • Anthopoulou Theodosia, Université de Panteion (GRC)
  • Benjaballah Ouassila, Larbi Ben M'Hidi University (DZA)
  • Bouchemal Salah, Larbi Ben M'Hidi University (DZA)
  • El Amrani Mohamed, ENAM (MAR)
  • Lardon Sylvie, INRA (FRA)
  • Marraccini Elisa, Institut Polytechnique LaSalle Beauvais (FRA)
  • Mousselin Guilhem, Université Michel de Montaigne-Bordeaux III (FRA)
  • Napoleone Claude, INRA (FRA)
  • Paoli Jean-Christophe, INRA (FRA)

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