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International Association on Work in Agriculture

New publication - Multifacet realities of work in agriculture

New publication - Multifacet realities of work in agriculture

Securing Sahelian pastoralism by using a remunerated workforce for livestock keeping activities: the ambivalence of commodification

Sahelian pastoralists use mobility, diversification, and even pluriactivity as main adaptation strategies to the asymmetrical distribution of multifaceted resources. Complex relations vis-à-vis this risky environment hide slowing transitions from a traditional inward-looking to an outward-looking economy, which is characterised by increasing use of a remunerated workforce. The growing commodification of the economy of Sahelian pastoralists could generate new forms of uncertainty. The authors of this paper use a principal-agent model to analyse the remunerated workforce and demonstrate the mixed results of this strategy in the context of structural risk in the Sahel. The authors then highlight the conditions under which trust and reputation are developed to stabilise employment relations and better cope with and/or mitigate various shocks.

 

“Multifacet realities of work in agriculture” is a special issue from journal Cahiers Agriculture coordinated by Benoît Dedieu (INRA), Julio César Damasceno (UEM), Guillermo Neiman (CONICET) and Sandra Schiavi (UEM). 

Articles were selected from proceedings of the 1st International Symposium on Work in Agriculture, which was held in November 2016 at the State University of Maringá (UEM), Brazil. 

Health in the rural environment: a postural evaluation of milking workers in Brazil

Multifacet realities of work in agriculture
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Supporting farmers’ management of change towards agroecological practices by focusing on their work: a contribution of ergonomics

Multifacet realities of work in agriculture
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Structural features, labor conditions and family succession in dairy production systems in Paraná State, Brazil

Multifacet realities of work in agriculture
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Transversal views on work in agriculture

Multifacet realities of work in agriculture
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