Evaluation de la durabilité des systèmes agropastoraux bovins dans le contexte de la zone semi-aride de Sétif (Algérie)
New Medit, vol 7, n.4, (December 2008), pp. 36-39
Jel classification: Q150, Q120
The IDEA diagnostic method was used in this study to evaluate the sustainability of dairy cattle agropastoral systems in the context of the semi-arid region of Sétif (Algeria). Moreover, surveys carried out in 60 dairy holdings made it possible to appreciate the pertinence of the indicators of the tree scales investigated: the agro-ecological, the socio-territorial and the economic scales. The sustainability analysis shows that the total trend is the same in all holdings: they are sustainable on the agro-ecological level, less sustainable on the economic level and quite unsustainable on the socio-territorial level. The use of this self-diagnostic tool in the dairy cattle holdings in the semi-arid highlands has a disputable adaptation level. Indeed, if several indicators prove to be relevant, others seem completely incompatible with the local conditions, and others appear very subjective.
development indicators, sustainability, holdings, dairy cattle, semi-arid