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Sustainable demand-supply chain: an innovative approach for improving sustainability in agrifood chains

Authors
  • Filippi, Maryline1, 2
  • Chapdaniel, Alain3
  • 1 Professor, Bordeaux Sciences Agro, University of Bordeaux, 1 avenue du Général de Gaulle, 33175 Gradignan, France.
  • 2 Associated Researcher, UMR SAD-APT, University of Paris Saclay, 16 rue Claude Bernard, 75005 Paris, France.
  • 3 Director, SDSC Chair, University of Paris-Saclay, 16 rue Claude Bernard, 75005 Paris, France.
Type
Published Article
Journal
International Food and Agribusiness Management Review
Publisher
Wageningen Academic Publishers
Publication Date
Mar 09, 2021
Volume
24
Issue
2
Pages
321–335
Identifiers
DOI: 10.22434/IFAMR2019.0195
Source
Wageningen Academic Publishers
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Increasing price volatility and the decrease in both raw material prices and farmers’ incomes, all underline the depths of the French agricultural crisis. How should the relationships within agrifood supply chains be envisaged in order to obtain greater sustainability combined with better added-value distribution? This article introduces a new approach for supply chain organization and management: the sustainable demand-supply chain. The paper mobilizes both management, organization and innovation literatures, together with a case study based on data from farmers, cooperatives and distributors in the pork sector. The originality of the paper lies in its modelization of sustainable demand-supply chains. The results show that new relationships need to be implemented between all stakeholders, including consumers – both to share information and to define their new added-value distribution. The results identify the key points of this new supply chain coordination and indicate policy recommendations for organizational innovations.

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