Biodiversity-based supply chains of the Cerrado biome: opportunities and obstacles

Guéneau Stéphane, Deane de Abreu Sá Diniz Janaina, Walverde Tayline, Dessartre Mendonça Sabina. 2019. Biodiversity-based supply chains of the Cerrado biome: opportunities and obstacles. . Cirad, Iamm, INRA and Supagro. Montpellier : INRA, 27 p. Seminar of the European Association of Agricultural Economists: Governance of food chains and consumption dynamics: what are the impacts on food security and sustainability?. 170, Montpellier, France, 15 May 2019/17 May 2019.

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Abstract : Agribusiness expansion has led to the conversion of almost half of the Brazilian Cerrado native vegetation area in monoculture, pastures and wood plantations. Although family-farming activities based on the collection of native fruits and plants could represent an alternative to the expanding high-impact agribusinesses in the Cerrado, their supply chains are poorly documented. We analyzed the obstacles that rural communities face to develop Cerrado biodiversity–based supply chains. Data was gathered in semi-structured interviews with agro-extractivists and other actors of the supply chain, during visits to farms and local markets between 2015 and 2018. The Cerrado Biodiversity-based supply chains present a high diversity of food products, but only some of them belong to a local food heritage and few generate significant cash incomes and have a high potential for trade. The development of these supply chains requires public policies that could address market access issues by focusing on marketing, legislation requirements, transportation and processes management.

Mots-clés libres : Cerrado, Supply chain, Biodiversity, Extractivism, Fruits

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Guéneau Stéphane, CIRAD-ES-UMR MOISA (BRA)
  • Deane de Abreu Sá Diniz Janaina, UNB [Universidade de Brasilia] (BRA)
  • Walverde Tayline, CIRAD-ES-UMR MOISA (FRA)
  • Dessartre Mendonça Sabina, AgroParisTech (FRA)

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