Ashoka Fellow
France
Fellow Since 2008
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This description of Jérôme Deconinck's work was prepared when Jérôme Deconinck was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2008.
Introduction
In response to increasing agricultural industrialization throughout France, Jérôme Deconinck has created the first agricultural land trust to mobilize the French population to preserve their agricultural heritage, and to promote the development of a more unified small-scale organic farming culture. He is demonstrating that another form of rural development—one that preserves landscapes, ensures custody of the environment, and maintains economic and social activities—is possible.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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