All publications of type Research article
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
Agroecology is often brought up as an alternative development pathway for livestock systems. Yet, what does it mean in practice? In this article we find out by asking beef farmers themselves how they put agroecological principles into practice.
This article identifies the variety of crop diversification strategies implemented by European farmers and explores the extent to which barriers to crop diversification can be related to the proximity of innovation settings with dominant food systems.
Lock-Ins and Agency: Towards an Embedded Approach of Individual Pathways in the Walloon Dairy Sector
A qualitative study on how the agency articulates with structural dynamics in the individual trajectories of dairy farmers. A model of interconnected and embedded lock-ins, from the organizational frame of the regime to the individual frame.
How can the lack of socioeconomic principles of agroecology in the literature be filled ? What are the distinctions between the theoretical principles of agroecology and their practical applications ?
Role of input self-sufficiency in the economic and environmental sustainability of specialised dairy farms
What are the structural characteristics necessary for the self-sufficiency of specialised dairy farms located in the grassland area? What are the relationships between input self-sufficiency, environmental and economic sustainability?