Présentation, publications and events by Véronique De Herde
Lock-ins to transition pathways anchored in contextualized cooperative dynamics : insights from the historical trajectories of the Walloon dairy cooperatives
A historical study on lock-ins to diversification pathways of dairy cooperatives. By considering cooperatives as social-ecological systems, we uncovered contextualized blocking mechanisms against inter-cooperative agreements
Challenges of collective agency in transition pathways : the case of the Walloon dairy sector
A Ph.D. on the institutional enablers of pathways of product diversification in the Walloon dairy sector. A focus on the models of cooperative governance and on the interplay between cooperative agency and the agency of farmers in these trajectories of product diversification.
Coexistence of Cooperative models as Structural answer to Lock-Ins in Diversification Pathways : The Case of the Walloon Dairy Sector
Drawing on the presence of various dairy cooperative models active in long value chains in the Walloon Region, the paper considers how their complementarity supports trajectories of diversification of dairy productions and invites to consider cooperative models in terms of coexistence
Coexistence of cooperative models as structural answer to lock-ins in diversification pathways: the case of the Walloon dairy sector
This poster considers the coexistence of recently emerged new cooperative models alongside the historically developed mainstream dairy cooperatives as a way to circumvent locks-ins in diversification pathways of milk processing.
Feed our farmers or our population? Looking beyond the unsovable dilemma
An opinion piece on the means to go beyond the link between cheap food and right to food. A reflection on how feeding our population can go hand in hand with paying the farmers the price for a sustainable food production.