MRJC is a youth organization in rural areas, member of the steering committee of the Newbie project in France. It gathers young people from 13 till 30 years old in France, on the topics of rural development, education, employment, youth citizenship and agriculture.
This year, MRJC organizes a “tour de France” of innovative farms from 12th till 26th August 2020, for young people who are thinking of becoming farmers, farm advisors or just interested by the topic of agriculture, may they be from a farming background or not.
The first visit took place in “Cote d’Or” in a livestock farm: “Emilie Jeannin, is Charolais breeder who (…) presented her mobile slaughterhouse project “Le Boeuf Ethique”.To have quality meat, it is based in particular on 5 criteria: breed, grass, docility, slaughter, and maturation of the meat.
The idea of mobile slaughterhouse project stems from the observation that there are fewer and fewer slaughterhouses and that it is necessary to travel many kilometers to find one. These long journeys have several consequences: air pollution and increased stress for the animals which affects the taste of the meat at the end. For a question of animal welfare, pollution, meat quality, Émilie Jannin embarked on this promising project, drawing inspiration from mobile slaughterhouses in Sweden.”
During this tour, 18 young people will visit different farms nine different farms, in 7 different regions of the country. Those farms reprensent different kinds of innovations agronomically, socially, environmentally, economically: soil conservation, eco-pasture, social and solidarity cooperatives, local development channels, etc. Between the visits, some lectures will be given by experts. The participants are shooting a documentary about their visits, with the topic of “what will be agriculture tomorrow”, which will be available online and spread the lessons and inspirations grabbed during this tour.
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