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Modern Concepts & Developments in Agronomy

Exploring Agroecological Transition Pathways: The Case of Family Livestock Farmers in Northern Uruguay

  • Open or CloseInés Ferreira Rivaben1*, Mercedes Figari2, Virginia Rossi3, Mario A Cassinoni4 and Eduardo Chia5

    1Experimental Station of the Faculty of Agronomy in Salto, University of the Republic, Uruguay

    2Institute for Sustainable Development, Innovation and Social Inclusion (IDIIS) Northeastern Regional University Center, University of the Republic, Uruguay

    3University of the Republic, Uruguay

    4Experimental Station, Faculty of Agronomy, Universidad de la República Uruguay

    5INRAE, Montpellier, France

    *Corresponding author: Inés Ferreira Rivaben, Experimental Station of the Faculty of Agronomy in Salto, University of the Republic, Uruguay

Submission: November 26, 2021;Published: December 08, 2021

DOI: 10.31031/MCDA.2021.09.000723

ISSN: 2637-7659
Volume9 Issue5


Agroecology represents one of the main alternatives in Uruguay and other countries to production models generated by the green revolution. In Uruguay, agroecology has become more popular but is still marginal, despite the existence of a national plan (Law 19717) that promotes it. The implementation of agroecology needs a knowledge generation system to support it; however, research on agroecological transition processes is still incipient. The objective of this work is to improve the knowledge of the family livestock farmers’ decision-making processes through the study of socio-productive practices, and consequently contribute to actions and public policies closer to farmers. The practices highlighted in this work allowed a typology elaboration that represents the possible pathways through which family livestock farmers move towards agroecology. The agroecological transition is conjugated in plural.

Keywords: Socio-productive practices and strategies; Agroecological transition; Family livestock farmers

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