Small farmers strife to develop: market and sustainability challenges

Author/s Chiara Caterina Razzano, Giulia Mura, Nunzia Borrelli
Publishing Year 2024 Issue 2024/133
Language English Pages 23 P. 139-161 File size 330 KB
DOI 10.3280/SUR2024-133009
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This paper explores the correlation between small farmers' market integration and sustain-ability within the eco-economy and agroecology framework. Local dynamics of market inclu-sion and sustainability promotion are analyzed to comprehend their impact on farming practic-es, sustainable approaches, and local extension services. Findings reveal a tension between sustainability goals and the emergence of a green revolution model reliant on agrochemicals for productivity. The study underscores the significance of preserving local farming knowledge and practices, and supporting extension officers to fortify the food system during the sustainability transition.

Keywords: small farmers, farming practices, market integration, sustainability transition, agroecology, Eco-economy.

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Chiara Caterina Razzano, Giulia Mura, Nunzia Borrelli, Small farmers strife to develop: market and sustainability challenges in "SOCIOLOGIA URBANA E RURALE" 133/2024, pp 139-161, DOI: 10.3280/SUR2024-133009