The integration between Mediterranean cities and agriculture in local projects. A conceptual framework

Loudiyi Salma, Soulard Christophe-Toussaint, Abrantes Patricia Catarina, Lardon Sylvie, Mousselin Guilhem, Scheromm Pascale, Valette Elodie, Bendjaballah Ouassila, Jarrige Françoise. 2017. The integration between Mediterranean cities and agriculture in local projects. A conceptual framework. In : Toward sustainable relations between agriculture and the city. Soulard Christophe-Toussaint (ed.), Perrin Coline (ed.), Valette Elodie (ed.). Cham : Springer International Publishing, pp. 129-143. (Urban Agriculture) ISBN 978-3-319-71035-8

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Abstract : The return of agriculture as a subject of debate in the realm of urban sustainable development is a recent phenomenon. Its presence is anchored in the recognition of the multifunctional role of agriculture and its importance in the conception and success of a more sustainable city. This study proposes a conceptual framework to analyse the socio-spatial integration between cities and agriculture in Mediterranean countries. The concept of integration is seen as a temporal process that articulates the actors, the spaces, and the resources linked by a project. Using a collection of local projects that explore the interactive dynamics of urban and agricultural relationships, the authors propose a conceptual framework, which reveals four aspects of socio-spatial integration. The first aspect encompasses socio-spatial integration through agricultural practices within the city. The second aspect includes integration processes through a pivotal actor playing as an interface between agriculture and the city. The third aspect concerns the flows and mobilities of resources and actors between cities and agricultural countryside. The fourth aspect deals with planning processes where the construction of networks of actors, spaces and resources are significant. These categories highlight the multidimensional processes of integration and the differentiated effects. The analysis is based on case studies situated in France, Italy, Portugal, Algeria, and Morocco.

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Agriculture urbaine, Zone périurbaine, Urbanisation, Ville, Utilisation des terres, Développement durable, Politique foncière, approches participatives, cooperation public-privé, Jardin familial, sécurité alimentaire

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Région méditerranéenne

Classification Agris : A01 - Agriculture - General aspects
E11 - Land economics and policies
E14 - Development economics and policies
E50 - Rural sociology

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

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Loudiyi Salma, VetAgro (FRA)
  • Soulard Christophe-Toussaint, INRA (FRA)
  • Abrantes Patricia Catarina, Universidade do Porto (PRT)
  • Lardon Sylvie, AgroParisTech (FRA)
  • Mousselin Guilhem, Université Michel de Montaigne-Bordeaux III (FRA)
  • Scheromm Pascale, INRA (FRA)
  • Valette Elodie, CIRAD-ES-UMR ART-DEV (FRA) ORCID: 0000-0002-2104-0445
  • Bendjaballah Ouassila, Université Salah Boubnider Constantine 3 (DZA)
  • Jarrige Françoise, Montpellier SupAgro (FRA)

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