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Agriculture Biodiversity Ecology

On Yeu Island, it’s not easy to embark on farming

Lionelle Arnaud is a chicken breeder on Yeu island. Since she announced her project for an organic hen farm, she has experienced great difficulties in getting her installation off the ground. Several things are involved. The lack of agricultural tradition in Yeu when most of the economic activity comes from fishing and tourism. But also […]

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Agriculture Biodiversity Ecology

Tomy Journaux, a scallops picker

Tomy Journaux is a special kind of fisherman. Every day he puts on his wetsuit in search of scallops in the bays of Saint-Malo and Saint-Brieuc. This way of fishing is also a way to preserve the resource without destroying other species as trawlers do. There are only a few dozen “scallops pickers” in Brittany. […]

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Agriculture Ecology Employment

In Romainville, a caterer helps people to integrate into the world of work

Since 2013, Baluchon has opened its doors in Romainville, in the departement Seine-Saint-Denis. The aim of this caterer like no other? To make meal trays with local and seasonal products, made by employees in integration, and distributed in the Paris region. Cover picture: Pierre Gautheron.

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Agriculture Biodiversity Ecology

A new lease of life for pastoralism

The mechanization of agriculture had wiped it out much of the land, leaving it to the mountainous regions. However, pastoralism has found a new lease of life in recent years. Shepherds and shepherdesses are now settling in the plains, demanding more sustainable and environmentally friendly agriculture. Mylène Perelli is one of them. This young shepherdess […]