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International Association on Work in Agriculture

Symposium 2021

Symposium 2021

2nd International Symposium on Work in Agriculture

March 29th - April 1rst, 2021 - Clermont-Ferrand, France

Due to the Covid 19 crisis and its implications on searchers mobilities, we postpone  the Clermont-Ferrand Symposium. Thanks to the 162 contributors to scientific papers and field experience and tools posters, coming from the 5 continents. We hope to see you next March!

1.3 billion people work in agriculture, the sector representing 25% of the total employment in the world. Work in agriculture faces continuities, such as i) the ongoing model of a dominant family-based activity but also with a high contribution of wage earners to the work (42% of farmworkers are salaried); ii) the large diversity of work contents due to the various production systems (vegetables, crops, indoor or outdoor livestock, etc.) and to the various models of work organization (taylorism, cooperation, externalization of tasks).
But work in agriculture also faces changes referring to various dynamics : i) the emergence of « firm models » with a large use of contractors, as a new figure of highly productive
farms; ii) the development of agroecological farming systems combining a large diversity of production systems and regular interactions between farmers and consumers; iii) the more and more meaningful contribution of migrants to farm work particularly in many OECD countries; iv) the end of ignorance of the negative impacts of chemicals on workers’ health; v) the consolidation of global chains and its reflects on work and labor governance; vi) the use of new technologies (robots, sensors, internet) that modify work rhythms, workload and the skills required under the paradigm of Agricultures 4.0. These changes and continuities question the future of work in agriculture: employment, gender equity, health, professional identities, skills, organization, farming models, working conditions and quality of life at work. Are sufficient knowledge, useful frameworks and tools provided to follow up the changes of work in a sustainable way?
The 2nd Symposium « Work in Agriculture » welcome various disciplinary approaches of work such as Economics, Ergonomics, Medicine and Health Sciences, Design, Sociology,
Management, agrarian sciences and Farming Systems), and various approaches of cross cutting issues, dealing with a deep understanding of the work in agriculture continuities and
changes, exploring future scenarios and providing resources for the future. We also welcome research, education and extension contributions.

Support: The Symposium is organized by the International Association on Work in Agriculture (IAWA), INRA (National Institute for Agronomic Research) – Sciences for Action and Development (SAD) division, and the UMR « Territoires » (Université Clermont Auvergne, AgroParisTech, INRA, Irstea, Vetagro Sup).

Flyer to download!

Registration is open until March 20th, 2021

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Standard price for OECD countries members (1)

50 euros (2) (3)

/ Tarif pour les membres d’un pays de l’OCDE (1)



Guests (members of the scientific committee, invited speakers)


/ Invités (membres du comité scientifique, conférenciers-experts invités)



Price for others countries


/ Tarif normal pays non membres de l’OCDE



Student (all countries)


/ Etudiant (tous pays)



Price for registration only for the bilingual day March 31th

20 euros (2) (3)

/ Inscription uniquement à la journée bilingue du 31 mars



Membre du RMT Travail en agriculture :


Vos frais d'inscription sont pris en charge sous réserve de validation du RMT






(1) OECD member countries / Pays membres de l’OCDE :
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New-Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, Swiss, United Kingdom, United States
Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Turkey & others countries : free
(2) All taxes included price  VTA 20%
(3) Registration is not free for poster authors

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