Diversities of farming systems and agriculture models

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Farming system classifications into “conventional” vs. “organic”, “ecological”, “sustainable”, “agroecological”… deal in fact with a variety of farming practices and performances. Agronomists Therond et al. used environmental issues of industrial agriculture as a new attempt to sort out these farming systems. They identify six key agricultural models that promote greater sustainability and raise agronomic issues.

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