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Today, it employs 3.5% of the French active population. Land consolidation and reorganization of agriculture led to a fall in the number of farms. Today, the average size of farms is much larger than 60 years ago (around 55 hectares). Today, there are 490,000 farms in metropolitan France and 24,800 in the overseas regions. This […]

Since the 50’s, French agriculture has had to face new challenges. Before World War II, farms were small and agriculture represented 35% of the French active population and the priority was self-sufficiency. Today, thanks to the common agricultural policy and the creation of a new economic market, agriculture has undergone major changes. I. Structure of […]