Rural Development measures and the future of pastoralism: regional problems, future management possibilities and policy realities.
Montpellier, France; September 13th - 17th 2003
The activities of the EFNCP have clearly shown that the Mediterranean Basin as well as mountain regions are of major importance for pastoral farming of high nature conservation value. The landscapes and the flora and fauna of many Mediterranean regions have been dramatically shaped by pastoralism for hundreds of years and, importantly, in many of the farming systems of these regions today, the management practices of the traditional styles of pastoralism survive.
Aware of the large amount of work that has been done in France on this subject, the EFNCP is collaborating with the S.I.M.E. (Service Inter Chambres Montagne Elevage) and its regional partners to organise the conference in 2003 near the Causses Méridionaux and in the Languedoc Roussillon region.