Discussing a more sustainable future for dairy production in Finistère means analysing the extent to which the thrifty production system based on grazing animals (representing around 20% of the farms) could gain in importance at the district level. In parallel, growing instability on milk markets after the end of milk quotas have been only partially counterbalanced by the arrangements made as part of the "milk package" within EU agreements. Answering both environmental sustainability issues and economic stabilization of the branch would imply working on stronger territorial strategies aiming at increasing access to grassland for farmers and developing upstream market segmentation in order to reduce pressure put by downstream actors on farmers.

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