The vegetable sector in the Walloon Region: Current situation and scenarios towards 2050
What are the main modes of production of vegetable crops today in Wallonia? How are the sectors organized? What developments can we envisage, and with what consequences in terms of production and use of pesticides?
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This study focuses on the four main vegetable crops in the Walloon Region: peas, beans, carrots and onions; and takes a look at two sub-sectors: the fresh market and the processing industry. The study also makes a distinction between production in large open fields and on small and medium-sized farms.
This study provides an inventory of the Walloon vegetable sector, highlighting the diversity of practices and production methods for the four selected vegetables. Secondly, it presents the comparison of different prospective scenarios for vegetable production.
This study was carried out in an iterative and participatory manner. It is based on the literature, the available statistical data, as well as on the knowledge of experts in the sector provided during individual interviews and focus group discussions. A total of seventeen experts were consulted as part of the study.