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Complex realities and transformations in work in a diversity of farming models

The international symposium on work in agriculture 2016

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Publié le vendredi 18 décembre 2015 par Céline Guilleux

Résumé

Transformations of farming systems are marked by increasingly important challenges regarding the environment, food safety and competitiveness of enterprises. How do these transformations bring farming work into question? But farming work has also kept a very strong social and territorial dimension: it gives a place and a status to everyone; it nurtures, safeguards and stabilizes a rural population, and strengthens solidarities largely founded on a local cultural relationship with nature and on agriculture and livestock management. The economic, social and environmental functions of farming work coexist. In rural territories, they may sometimes be complementary, but they can also be quite strained.

Annonce

Argument

According to the World Bank, agriculture is the largest employer in the world: it concerned 30% of the working population in 2010 and now exceeds one billion people.

Relations between capital and labor, family and paid workers, and more widely, forms of work organization (taylorism, delegation, mutual aid and cooperation) crystallize around standard models of “farming systems” combining a variety of productive ambitions, degrees of mechanization/automation and forms of labor organization (“high tech” agriculture with high work productivity ; family-run agroecology turned towards local food circuits ; agribusiness models on a very large scale, delegating the planning of rotations and technical operations ; subsistence community farming with sales of surplus).

Transformations of farming systems are marked by increasingly important challenges regarding the environment, food safety and competitiveness of enterprises. How do these transformations bring farming work into question? But farming work has also kept a very strong social and territorial dimension: it gives a place and a status to everyone; it nurtures, safeguards and stabilizes a rural population, and strengthens solidarities largely founded on a local cultural relationship with nature and on agriculture and livestock management. The economic, social and environmental functions of farming work coexist. In rural territories, they may sometimes be complementary, but they can also be quite strained.

For this Symposium, we welcome a diversity of perspectives on work in agriculture. We would particularly like to attract researchers who explore the changes in farming work, who take into account the diversity and dynamics of the forms of work organization in different farming models, who reflect on the future of the work of men and women, family workers and paid workers.

  1. The workshops for the Symposium
  2. Employment policies and farm income support
  3. The dynamics of farming work in the territories in a situation of global change
  4. Women and work in farming
  5. Transformations in work organizations in the farms
  6. Health at work
  7. Transformations in professional identities and in the image of farming occupations
  8. Advice and training in the work
  9. Innovations (technological, social, market) and farming work

Submission guidelines

The proposals for papers will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee (CS) of the Symposium on the basis of the submitted summary. These summaries are written in English. The form can be downloaded from the website (heading: submission).

The last date for submission is March 15th, 2016,

and the form must be sent to this address: symposiumWA2016@gmail.com

The CS will propose, in return, for the papers that are selected:

  • either a poster presentation along with a double-sided presentation sheet,
  • or the drafting of a long text (of 10 pages) associated with an oral presentation.

Precise instructions for the text format (double-sided presentation sheet, poster, long text) will be communicated to you with advice from the CS.

Calendar

  • 1 December 2015 Opening of summary submissions
  • 15 February 2016 Closure of summary submissions

  • 30 March 2016 Decision of the CS and reply to authors.
  • 15 June 2016 Reception of the final papers: long texts and poster presentation double-sided sheets
  • 30 October On-line publication of the Symposium Proceedings

Proceedings

A collection of the Symposium proceedings will be downloadable for the opening of the Symposium. It will be composed of the double-sided sheets associated with the poster presentations and of the long texts associated with the oral presentations.

Although several languages will be authorized for the oral presentations and the posters (Portuguese and English at least, other languages under discussion), the long texts and the double-sided sheets associated with the poster presentations must be written only in English. The authors are requested to pay particular attention to the writing and translation of their texts, because no thorough revision will be made by us.

After the Symposium, the scientific committee plans to use a selection of presentations chosen for their relevance and their interest in connection with the desired objectives, namely: to capitalize knowledge of transformations in farming work, to give an account of the diversity and dynamics of the forms of work organization in different farming models (family, agribusiness, high-tech…), and to propose ways of thinking about the future of the work of men and women, family workers and employees. The medium for this development is under discussion and will be specified in 2016 (publication of a work and/or special issues of reviews).

 

Registration

Full registration will be available shortly. Accommodation will be available on the symposium site.

The venue

The Maringá State University (Portuguese: Universidade Estadual de Maringá; UEM) is a public university whose main campus is in Maringá, Paraná, Brazil. It was founded in 1970 and recognized in 1976 by the Federal Government of Brazil. The majority of conference activities will take place on the campus. Scheduled field trips will take place to a range of venues in the local surrounding areas. For more information please visit www.uem.br.

Steering Committee

  • Isabelle Baltenweck (ILRI, Kenya)
  • Julio Cesar Damasceno (UEM, Brazil)
  • Marino Da Silva (UEM, Brazil)
  • Benoît Dedieu (INRA, France)
  • Astou Diao Camara (ISRA, Senegal)
  • Joel Carneiro dos Santos Filho (EMATER, Brazil)
  • Nathalie Hostiou (INRA, France)
  • Guillermo Neiman (CONICET, Argentina)
  • Gabriela Parodi (CONICET, Argentina)
  • Gérard Servière (Institut de l’Elevage, France)
  • Sandra Mara Schiavi Bankuti (UEM, Brazil)
  • Mohamed Taher Sraïri (IAV, Morocco)
  • Jean-François Tourrand (CIRAD, France)
  • Leandra Ulbricht (UTFPR, Brazil)
  • Abdrahmane Wane (Cirad/Ilri, Kenya)
  • Sylvie Zasser (INRA, France)

Lieux

  • Universidade Estudual de Maringa
    Maringá, Brésil

Dates

  • mardi 15 mars 2016

Mots-clés

  • agriculture, farming model, farm work, health

Contacts

  • Sylvie Zasser
    courriel : sylvie [dot] zasser [at] toulouse [dot] inra [dot] fr
  • Julio Damasceno
    courriel : jcdamasceno1 [at] gmail [dot] com

Source de l'information

  • Sylvie Zasser
    courriel : sylvie [dot] zasser [at] toulouse [dot] inra [dot] fr

Pour citer cette annonce

« Complex realities and transformations in work in a diversity of farming models », Appel à contribution, Calenda, Publié le vendredi 18 décembre 2015, http://calenda.org/351529