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On a worldwide scale, farming shows a great diversity, and farmers are no less different .
Dutch, American, Mexican, Sahelian, Javanese farmers, rangeland breeders or wine producers, all of them, seem to be concerned in many different ways.
However, their stories have some features in common: the farmer's work is something difficult, the trend towards fields ownership is a permanent problem, yield and prices are uncertain and usually cultivating a land rarely makes you grow rich. All these difficulties make suspicious young and old people…
The differences of conditions according to each type of farming is due to the historical background of societies and environmental development…agro-ecological environment of course but also population rate ( field surface per inhabitants and per active worker), as well as the levels of development (number of inhabitants per active worker) explain the farming yield and productivity. Productivity and yield being closely related to the development of scientific research, education, information and cultural level.
The complexity of the problem and the knowledge of the scientific community "Agropolis", lead the choice for the exhibition to only eight types of farming.
The visitor is to compare and make his own statement when looking at the diversity of farming types on a worldwide scale :