“New generation” farms
In the “Espace for the Future', the mission entrusted by SPACE organisers to the experts from the Chambers of Agriculture with backup from different partners (GIE Elevages de Bretagne, Agretic BDI, technical institutes, etc.) was therefore to present tomorrow’s farms to visitors integrating the 3 pillars of sustainable development: economic, environmental and social.
Based on beef cattle, pig and poultry farms, this year ingenious and new equipment were proposed ('piglet lift', intelligent silo unloader, hen house cleaning robot, etc.), and also in-depth discussions involving farmers and their employees to explore ways of working better and less.
By sharing expertise with innovative equipment and new practises, the “Espace for the Future” was highlight the fact that farmers carry out a highly varied, fulfilling job which requires a combination of a whole range of knowledge and skills. Generation renewal and some farmers continuing in the profession will require an improvement in working conditions (and not the acceptance of the working conditions).