Do agricultural policies affect the social and psychological situation of farmers? The answer appears obvious. However, three studies conducted in France, Switzerland and Quebec seem to give a negative answer. Their findings are very similar in spite of their different disciplinary and methodological approaches. Is the farmer’s 'blues' so widespread that it is not affected by the agricultural and economical settings? Is the structural evolution of agriculture so deep that the agricultural policies cannot affect the farmer’s socio-psychological situation? The research team will compare the agricultural setting in France, Switzerland and Quebec to evaluate the impact of the political, economical and juridical context on farmer’s situation. Based on an interdisciplinary perspective, the research was aimed at defining quantitative and qualitative indicators to assess the socio-psychological situation of farmers in the three regions. Furthermore, the project also took into account the international environment by studying the WTO negotiations on agriculture to analyze their potential impacts on the three local settings.