The protein transition, defined as the rebalancing between animal and alternative proteins in diets, is presented as a solution to mitigate the harmful effects of cattle production on the environment. We discuss the implications of such a transition on current livestock farms.
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
A report on the advantages of organic farming and level of research funding of organic farming in Europe. Paradoxically, high environnemental performances of organic farming are not triggering a significant investment in research
The hereby report provides the solutions identified to address the barriers to crop diversification at each level of the value chains and further discuss the conditions for enabling shifts towards more sustainable food systems.
The diversification of cropping systems is still limited due to barriers occurring at the farm level, along value chains as well as in the coordination between actors. What are the policies needed to effectively foster crop diversification in EU countries?