Content being validated
A culture marked by crises
Developed after the Second World War, the Camargue rice cultivation suffered the full brunt of the fall in the rice price following the establishment of the common agricultural market in 1963. The region's rice fields fell from 79,073 acres (32,000 ha) in 1961 to 10,873 acres (4,400 ha) twenty years later. A plan to revive rice cultivation was then put in place to stop the renewal of the land's salination that threatened the ecological balance of Camargue. It resulted in the cultivation of 59,305 acres (24,000 ha) in 1994, with a yield increased by 40% before relapsing in 1995 to stagnate today at less than 49,420 acres (20,000 ha) and an insufficient yield of 5.3 t/ha.
Read More
Related content

Médias en cours d’exploration