International Journal of Advanced Academic Studies
2021, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A
Relationship between farmlands’ size and agricultural practices
Author(s): Anissa Gara and Dorra Ajabi
Abstract: In the field of agriculture, the scientific community has followed studies on methods and tools to meet the growing need to reassess agricultural operations and therefore to judge the degree of deterioration and pollution of natural capital. In this study, the IDEA method -which is Farm Sustainability assessment method-, was used to meet this objective, at Mornag area in Tunisia. This detailed analysis based on the factor of farm size, allowed to identify the characteristics and the strategies for agricultural sustainability of the different groups of farms according to size and upon three scales: agro-ecological, socio-territorial and economical scales. The results showed that the overall scales’ scores at each group are positively affected by farm’s size. Indeed, the detailed analyzes of the scores of indicators and components showed that the land size turned out to be a limiting factor against sustainability.