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Farming systems: facing uncertainties and enhancing opportunities

01 - 05 July, 2018 | Chania, Crete, Greece | Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (CIHEAM - MAICh)

Proceedings - Theme 5

Theme 5: Sustainable agrifood systems, value chains and power structures

Lead convenor    Eelke Wielinga

Co-convenors     Ann Waters-Bayer, Ika Darnhofer, Giuseppe Feola

Session 5.1          Livestock/dairy

Session 5.2          Transition pathways

Session 5.3          Organic farming

Session 5.4          Resilience and agroecology

Session 5.5          Markets and power

Session 5.6          Value chains and markets I

Session 5.7          Value chains and markets II

Session 5.8          Sustainability

Session 5.9          The role of Localised AgriFood Systems and place-based products in the transition pathways towards sustainable agrifood systems: LAFs and territorial resources

Session 5.10        The role of Localised AgriFood Systems and place-based products in the transition pathways towards sustainable agrifood systems: Interaction between LAFS and GI place-based productions

Session 5.11        The role of Localised AgriFood Systems and place-based products in the transition pathways towards sustainable agrifood systems: GI evaluation from a sustainable development point of view

Session 5.12        SUFISA Paper session: Managing risks in farming

Session 5.13        SUFISA Paper session: Regional and sectoral condition for farming in Europe

Session 5.14        SUFISA Paper session: Cooperation as farming strategy

Session 5.15        SALSA Paper session: Our food systems are broken, can small farmers help to fix them?

Session 5.16        “Our food systems are broken, can small farmers help to fix them?" A panel session organised by the SALSA project team

 


Session 5.1          Livestock/dairy

Livestock farming systems and society: identification and analysis of key controversies from the perspective of different stakeholders

Elsa Delanoue, Anne-Charlotte Dockès, Christine Roguet

Alternative trajectories of dairy farmers reveal their embeddedness in the mainstream dairying and articulation with structural dynamics

Véronique De Herde, Philippe V. Baret 

Forms of territorial embeddedness in dairy value chains. Case of the Chartreuse massif (French Alps): geographical and historical perspectives

Sophie Madelrieux, Agnès Bergeret, Laurent Fillion

The Kenyan dairy sector: stakeholder roles and relationships, and their impact on milk quality

Simon Nyokabi, Simon Oosting, Bockline Bebe, Lisette Phelan, Bernard Bett, Johanna Lindahl, Imke de Boer

 


Session 5.2          Transition pathways

Power and politics in agri-food sustainability transitions

Hamid El Bilali, Michael Hauser, Maria Wurzinger, Andreas Melcher, Lorenz Probst

Creating the conditions for a transition towards more sustainable farming systems: a participatory approach with prospective scenarios

Clémentine Antier, Timothée Petel, Philippe V. Baret

New local food systems in the Andes and their contribution to recognition of peasantries: the case of community baskets and citizen markets in the province of Chimborazo, Ecuador

Claire Heinisch

Transforming agri-food systems for Agroecology development: exploring conditions of success in European case studies

Marc Moraine, Sarah Lumbroso, Xavier Poux

 


Session 5.3          Organic farming

Participatory guarantee systems: organic certification to empower farmers and strengthen communities

Robert Home, Hervé Bouagnimbeck, Roberto Ugas, Markus Arbenz, Matthias Stolze

How to influence the change in scale of organic agriculture when you are not in the driver's seat? The case of the French National Federation of Organic Farming

Quentin Chance, Ronan Le Velly, Frédéric Goulet

Which type of institution is able of initiating a sustainable change of paradigm in agrifood systems? A reflection based on the research in organic farming in Wallonia

Julie Van Damme, Marie Moerman

 


Session 5.4          Resilience and agroecology

Quality labels as drivers of periurban livestock farming resilience

Rosalia Filippini, Sylvie Lardon, Tiziana Sabbatini, Elisa Marraccini

Resilience of smallholder farmers: a SWOT analysis in rural Italy

Rafaela Reznik Rocha

On farm level acting in order to mitigate climate change with help of a points-based system

Aurelia Nyfeler-Brunner, Daniel U. Baumgartner, Gérard Gaillard, Sarah Hofmann

 


Session 5.5          Markets and power

Power imbalances in the Belgian sugar beet market: employing systems thinking for a supply chain analysis

Katharina Biely, Steven Van Passel

Food systems and farmers’ bargaining power: The case of “Unfair Trade Practices” in the EU

Miguel Angel de Porras Acuna, Sylvain Quiédeville

Evaluation of farmers’ markets from the organisers’, producers’ and consumers’ perspective in Hungary

Dorottya Szabó, Anikó Juhász, Katalin Olga Kujáni

The role of cooperation for sustainability innovations in the agriculture and food sector

Martina Schäfer, Bettina König, Jana Zscheischler

 


Session 5.6          Value chains and markets I

Floriculture and Floral Design. New high added-value markets and innovative origin-based qualification strategies for a sustainable revival of the Tuscan floriculture system

Silvia Scaramuzzi, Sara Gabellini

Which pathways for thriving tuber value chains in West Africa

Anne Floquet

Making sense of flexibility within value chains - Observations in the rubber sector in Southern China

Susanne Hofmann-Souki, Jue Wang

 


Session 5.7          Value chains and markets II

Myths of intermediaries’ in citrus supply chain in Pakistan

Saleem Ashraf

Strategies to valorise agrobiodiversity

Bernadette Oehen, Claudia Meier, Philipp Holzherr, Iris Förster

Assessing healthy food chains

Eelke Wielinga, Peter Paree

Finding and analysing social hotspots in a global food value chain as a basis for livelihood improvement

Sonja Trachsel, Isabel Jaisli, Emilia Schmitt

More than wheat – the market potential of currently underutilised cereal crops

Bernadette Oehen, Heidrun Moschitz

 


Session 5.8          Sustainability

The impact of the Common Agricultural Policy on Cretan landscape and rural livelihood

Annabelle Boulay, Richard Pope

Developing a tool to evaluate the sustainability of intra-urban farms

Agnès Lelièvre, Paola Clérino

Exploring the path of wine sustainability in isolated and limited production systems. A comparative analysis between two islands, Elba (Italy) and Santorini (Greece)

Daniele Vergamini, George Vlahos, Paolo Prosperi, Fabio Bartolini, Gianluca Brunori

 


Session 5.9          The role of Localised AgriFood Systems and place-based products in the transition pathways towards sustainable agrifood systems: LAFs and territorial resources

Collective (family) human capital and transition towards multifunctional agriculture in localized agrifood systems

Luigi Simeone, Luca Bartoli, Marcello De Rosa

How does decentralization of pasture management affect the local communities? Evolution and perspectives from Southeast Albania

Florjan Bombaj, Dominique Barjolle, François Casabianca, Theodosia Anthopoulou

Integrated supply-chain projects and multifunctional local development: The creation of a Perfumes Valley in Tuscany

Silvia Scaramuzzi, Giovanni Belletti, Paola Biagioni

By-products from raising small ruminants: an analysis based on the “baskets of goods” theory – A comparative study of Corsica, Sardinia and Morocco

Nicolas Lacombe, François Casabianca

 


Session 5.10        The role of Localised AgriFood Systems and place-based products in the transition pathways towards sustainable agrifood systems: Interaction between LAFS and GI place-based productions

Localized AgriFood Systems dynamics and Geographical Indications as ways to reinforce food systems’ sustainability? Case studies in Mongolia and Peru

Stéphane Fournier, Blandine Arvis, Fanny Michaud

Are geographical indications heading towards more environment-friendly Product Specifications? An analysis of PDO-PGI amendments in the fruit and vegetable sector

Xiomara F. Quinones-Ruiz, Hanna Forster, Andrea Marescotti, Marianne Penker, Giovanni Belletti, Silvia Scaramuzzi, Kristina Broscha, Christine Altenbuchner

Protected Designation of Origin and spatial justice. Insights from Ossau-Iraty (French Pyrenees) and Brocciu (Corsica Island)

Morgane Millet, François Casabianca

 


Session 5.11        The role of Localised AgriFood Systems and place-based products in the transition pathways towards sustainable agrifood systems: GI evaluation from a sustainable development point of view

The key role of Geographical Indications in the governance of ‘terroir niches’. Insights from three Corsican case studies

Raphael Belmin, François Casabianca

Economic impacts of Geographical Indications: Worldwide evidences from 9 case studies

Emilie Vandecandelaere, Catherine Teyssier, Dominique Barjolle, Stéphane Fournier, Philippe Jeanneaux, Olivier Beucherie

Geographical indications to enhance the value chain of agricultural and agri-food products in Benin: Sugar loaf pineapple and Wagashi case

Adégnandjou Mahouna Roland Fadina, Dominique Barjolle

 


Session 5.12        SUFISA Paper session: Managing risks in farming

Lending to a farmer: a comparative analysis of frames banks use to interpret agriculture

Mikelis Grivins, Martin Hvarregaard Thorsøe, Damian Maye, Pierre-Marie Aubert

Farming strategies in the continuously evolving European dairy market – a comparative case study of five different EU countries

Martin Thorsøe, Egon Noe, Pierre-Marie Aubert, Damian Maye, Mauro Vigani, James Kirwan, Hannah Chiswell, Mikelis Grivins, Anda Adamsone-Fiskovica, Talis Tisenkopfs, Emi Tsakalou

Farmer strategies to manage market uncertainty: commodity-level analysis and critique

Damian Maye, James Kirwan, Hannah Chiswell, Mauro Vigani, José Muñoz-Rojas, Erik Mathijs, Isabelle Bonjean, Martin Hvarregaard Thorsøe, Egon Noe, Susanne Von Münchausen, Mikelis Grivins, Pierre-Marie Aubert, Piotr Nowak, Francesca Minarelli

Food chain structure, price and risk management strategies - insights from the Serbian raspberry case study

Zaklina Stojanovic, Radmila Dragutinovic-Mitrovic, Irena Jankovic, Bojan Ristic

 


Session 5.13        SUFISA Paper session: Regional and sectoral condition for farming in Europe

The role of territorial conditions in influencing the sustainability of farming systems and strategies across Europe: a comparative analysis

José Muñoz-Rojas, Fabio Bartolini, Damian Maye, Susanne von Münchausen, Egon Noe, Teresa Pinto-Correia, Martin. H. Thorsoe, Danielle Vergamini

Various strategies for different sectors and regions concerning agricultural production; The case of apples in Małopolska (Poland)

Piotr Nowak, Krzysztof Gorlach, Adam Dąbrowski, Anna Witowska

Strategies farmers use to shape supply chain: a comparative analysis of dairy and grain farmers in Latvia

Mikelis Grivins, Anda Adamsone-Fiskovica, Talis Tisenkopfs

Increasing costs for land use challenge the international competitiveness of European arable farming – lessons learned from SUFISA case studies in three different areas

Susanne von Münchhausen, Tanja Möllmann, Piotr Nowak

 


Session 5.14        SUFISA Paper session: Cooperation as farming strategy

Cooperatives adapting to market conditions: insights from a comparative study of apple and pear farming in Poland, Italy and Belgium

Eewoud Lievens, Isabelle Bonjean, Adam Dabrowski, Francesca Minarelli, Krzysztof Gorlach, Meri Raggi, Piotr Nowak, Davide Viaggi, Erik Mathijs

Vertical integration as future strategy to increase value absorption of primary producers: the Belgian sugar beet and the German rapeseed case

Katharina Biely, Susanne von Münchhausen, Steven Van Passel

How the interplay between social capital creation and adaptive arrangements can impact the resilience of small-scale fisheries in different European contexts

Paolo Prosperi, James Kirwan, Emi Tsakalou, George Vlahos, Damian Maye, Fabio Bartolini, Daniele Vergamini, Gianluca Brunori

 


Session 5.15        SALSA Paper session: Our food systems are broken, can small farmers help to fix them?

Food system integration of olive oil producing small farms: a comparative study of four Mediterranean regions

Pavlos Karanikolas, Teresa Pinto Correia, Victor Martinez-Gomez, Francesca Galli, Paola Andrea Hernandez, Laura Fastelli, Laura Arnalte-Mur, Maria Rivera Mendez, Paolo Prosperi, Giannis Goussios

Exploring the diverse connections between small farms and food consumption: case studies from Poland, Romania and Latvia

Marta Czekaj, Ewa Tyran, Sandra Šūmane, Barbu Raluca Ioana

Assessing small farms’ role in the food systems at regional level: insights from a territorial approach

Teresa Pinto Correia, Alejandro Guarín, Karlheinz Knickel, Sergio Godinho, María Rivera Méndez, Stefano Grando, Gianluca Brunori

Territorial fitting of small farms

Talis Tisenkopfs, Sandra Šūmane, Anda Ādamsone-Fiskoviča, Miķelis Grīviņš

 


Session 5.16        “Our food systems are broken, can small farmers help to fix them?" A panel session organised by the SALSA project team

Chair Karlheinz Knickel & Pavlos Karanikolas

Panelists Maria Partalidou, Chris Blackmore, Elisa Marraccini, Stéphane Bellon, George Vlahos, Teresa Pinto-Correia