Utilisation de pratiques agro├ęcologiques et performances de la petite agriculture familiale : le cas de la Guadeloupe uri icon

abstract

  • The analysis and quantification of the performance of small family agriculture (SFA) is an issue with regard to the agroecological transition. This article uses a methodology combining surveys with SFA farmers in Guadeloupe, typology and assessment, at the farm level, of the benefits associated with the use of agroecological practices in terms of biomass production, supply of calories for the family, nitrogen efficiency, input saving, or production of added value. It shows that SFA in Guadeloupe is diverse and uses both agroecological practices and chemical inputs. According to the number of agroecological practices they use and to the orientation of the production, synergies were observed between domestic specific diversity, input saving, and caloric self-sufficiency of the family; trade-offs were observed between these indicators and gross value added. However, synergies are possible between the majority of the indicators when farmers use species with high economic value, which makes it possible to identify ways for agroecological transition.

publication date

  • 2018
  • 2018