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Métayage

French term (German half lease, partial lease) for old a lease form, in which the owner or lessor, the half-leaser surrenders his land for part of the harvest. The lessor often directly influences the management, but the half-lessor is responsible for day-to-day operations. He also makes various materials such as fertilizer and Pest control agents, as well as any machines available. The term "half-lease" comes etymologically from the word "half = moitié", which denotes half a share of the product. However, this can differ depending on local and temporal tradition and the type of contract (currently a maximum of one third in France). The semi-lessee usually pays his share with the money he gets from selling his products. If he hands them over directly to the lessor, one speaks of a natural lease. In the past, this type of leasing was widespread, but today it has decreased significantly. In viniculture, this lease is called “Vigneronnage” in France and “Grangère” in French-speaking Switzerland. Such a lease is still in the Burgundy common. See also under Customs in viticulture,

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