Abstract and Keywords
In rural areas, in order to respond to economic and social needs, the co-operative movement has always developed entrepreneurship models based on democracy, solidarity, responsibility of actors, proximity, transparency, and consideration of future generations. Amongst others, the 11,500 farm machinery co-operatives (coopératives d’utilisation de matériel agricole or ‘Cuma’) which are active in the French countryside can testify to this dynamism. Catching the opportunity of the introduction of
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