The combination of agrarian and non-agrarian activities and occupations of
agricultural producers and their families, inside and outside productive units
or pluri-activity, is a widely spread phenomenon in family agriculture in Argentina. This study proposes two points of reflection to analyze this phenomenon:
the first one is the implications this behavior has in terms of the sustainability of
agrarian wok as an independent activity; the second point is the relationship
between pluri-activity and more extensive processes at the agrarian structure
level, that is to say, the displacement, crisis or expansion of productive units.
Empirical reference is provided by a research work in progress about family
exploitation in the south of the Santa Fe province, in the Argentinean pampas.
Keywords: agricultural producers, pluri-activity, Argentina, sustainability,