in transition to organic agriculture or agroecology
Wery, Montpellier Supagro
On-Farm Workshop has been organised by AgroSYS
chair, in the vineyard farm of one of the companies
member of this joint venture, Advini. The vineyard "Domaine
du Mas Neuf” (Jeanjean Languedoc / Advini’s Group) is
located in Frontignan (25 km south-west of Montpellier). This Domain
is singular, surrounded by the sea, the lagoon and ponds; it is
occupied by pine trees and a beautiful vineyard of 70 hectares entirely
dedicated to the cultivation of small grain Muscat.
scientists from 11 countries attended this on farm workshop. After
a presentation of the strategy of the Advini company to develop
sustainable systems in its 19 farms across the major French "terroirs",
a visit of the farm allowed to discuss how agro-ecological principles
can be put into practice in a commercial farm. The afternoon session
allowed to share strategies and methods to manage the transition
of farm systems towards sustainable intensification in various types
of cropping systems and to discuss of the relevance of the organic
farming strategy and institution in a trajectory towards a sustainable
9.00 am: Departure from corum
of the Advini company and its program of sustainable development
(Yves Tindon, Advini)
10.15-11.00: Lecture "Preparing
and managing the agroecological transition of farms through Organic
Farming: the methodology developed with Advini"
(Jacques Wery, Montpellier SupAgro)
11.00-12.00: Visit of the Mas Blanc vineyards and winery (Yves Tindon,
12 am – 1.30 pm: Wine tasting and lunch
– 5.00 pm: Indoor session: Farms in Transition
proximity to organic farming in two French cash crop regions: focus
on technical practices, commercial strategies and professional networks."
Petit, AgroParisTech, France
transdisciplinary approach to structure knowledge gathering on organic
farm systems: evaluation of organic farm strategies in the case
Fleur Marchand, ILVO, Belgium
of organic farming systems on the Canadian Prairies."
Martin Entz, University of Manitoba, Canada
making processes and factors driving apple protection strategies
at farm level."
Solene Pissonnier, CIRAD, France
designing and assessing sustainable farming systems in Switzerland."
Martin Braunschweig, Agroscope, Switzerland
Discussion: designing and managing farm trajectories, methods and
tools, which place for organic farming? Which alternative?
to Latent Structures (PLS) to evaluate farming system effects on
agro-ecosystem services: Changes after transition from conventional
to organic farming system."
Nkurunziza, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
agroecological farming systems by combining the resilience and ESR
Schotte, ILVO, Belgium
Adaptive Decision-Making Of Farmer: An Integrated Economic And Management
Model, With An Application To Smallholders In India".
Marion Robert, INRA, France
viability of the agrosystems of small islands: the case of the French
Harry Ozier-Lafontaine, INRA, Martinique
environmental and social assessment of soil management strategies
limiting herbicide application in Mediterranean vineyards, at the
Anne Biarnes, IRD, France
pressure assessment using TFI (treatment frequency index) at the
field, farm and watershed scale."
Magalie Lesueur Jannoyer, CIRAD, Martinique
production typology of farms: an assessment of periurban farming
systems' contribution to local food system (Italy)."
Filippini, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Discussion: assessment of farms transitions; methods and tools.
- 5.45: Way back to Corum
photos: Isabelle Massaï