Sustainable Development and Tropical Agri-chains

  • Estelle Biénabe
  • Alain Rival
  • Denis Loeillet

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Estelle Biénabe, Patrick Caron, Denis Loeillet, Alain Rival
    Pages 1-13
  3. The Agri-Chain as a Vector of Development?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Anne Legile, Naomi Noël, Florence Mouton, Didier Baillet
      Pages 41-54
    3. Guillaume Duteurtre, Denis Sautier, Manuel Pannier, Nguyen Mai Huong
      Pages 55-69
    4. Pierre-Marie Bosc, Sylvain Rafflegeau, Hélène David-Benz, Sylvaine Lemeilleur, Paule Moustier, Marisa Peyre
      Pages 71-81
  4. Agri-Chains as a Framework for Innovation in the Face of Challenges of Sustainable Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Aurélie Toillier, Luc de Lapeyre de Bellaire
      Pages 93-105
    3. Aurélie Toillier, Luc de Lapeyre de Bellaire
      Pages 107-124
    4. Luc de Lapeyre de Bellaire, Bruno Bachelier, Marc Dorel, François-Régis Goebel, Hervé Guibert, Olivier Husson et al.
      Pages 125-139
    5. Robert Domaingue, Sylvie Lewicki, Patrice This, Frédéric Bakry, Jean-Pierre Horry, Serge Braconnier et al.
      Pages 141-152
    6. Dominique Pallet, Jérôme Sainte-Beuve
      Pages 153-168
    7. Nadine Zakhia-Rozis, Éric Scopel, Dominique Pallet
      Pages 169-172
  5. Diversity of Uses of Biomass and Inter-Agri-Chain Dynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. François-Régis Goebel, Jean-Louis Chopart, Christophe Poser, Serge Braconnier, Jean-François Martiné, Edward Gérardeaux
      Pages 187-200
    3. Tom Wassenaar, Jean-Marie Paillat, François Guerrin, Philippe Lecomte, Jean-Michel Médoc, Laurent Parrot et al.
      Pages 201-217
    4. Benoit Daviron
      Pages 219-221
  6. Agri-Chains and Evaluation of Sustainability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Catherine Macombe, Denis Loeillet
      Pages 257-265
    3. Catherine Macombe, Denis Loeillet, Cécile Bessou
      Pages 267-268
  7. Can Agri-Chains Act as an Arena of Regulation of Sustainable Development?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. Jean-Philippe Tonneau, Stéphane Guéneau, Marie-Gabrielle Piketty, Isabel Drigo, René Poccard-Chapuis
      Pages 271-282
    3. Emmanuelle Cheyns, Benoit Daviron, Marcel Djama, Ève Fouilleux, Stéphane Guéneau
      Pages 283-303
    4. Estelle Biénabe, Céline Dutilly, Alain Karsenty, Jean-François Le Coq
      Pages 305-319
    5. Ward Anseeuw, Jean-Marc Roda, Antoine Ducastel, Norfaryanti Kamaruddin
      Pages 321-337
  8. Estelle Biénabe, Patrick Caron, Alain Rival, Denis Loeillet
    Pages 339-353

About this book


The year 2015 led to a renewed and ambitious global framework for action towards sustainable development with the Adoption of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and of the universal agreement on climate. With a view to contributing towards implementing the SDGs, this book links the issues surrounding tropical agri- chains – with which CIRAD and AFD have been involved for many decades – to that of sustainable development. 
In a globalized context marked by intensified commercial and financial flows, increasing sanitary risks and rapid consumer behavior evolutions, profound technical, economic and social transformations take place in world agricultural systems and agri-chains. Increased environmental and social concerns urge agri-chain actors and development practitioners to propose methods and tools to improve sustainability, and public and private actors to invent new regulations in connection with agri-chains.
CIRAD and its researchers together with Southern partners, and AFD and its officers are witnesses and stewards of the technical, biological and institutional changes that take place in agri-chains. Building upon their findings and experiences, this book examines the different roles of agri-chains with regard to sustainable development: as vectors of development, as spaces of innovation, as objects of evaluation, and as arenas of regulation.
Linking agricultural production with the other economic sectors, agri- chains are key spaces where local and global challenges to sustainability meet and where local and global actors experiment interlinked or common solutions. They provide arenas where multistakeholder partnerships are defined and the implementation of the SDGs constructed and negotiated.
This book is intended for researchers, teachers and students as well as the international development community and for a wider audience concerned with environment and development challenges.


Value chain Sustainable Development Agriculture Innovation Environment

Editors and affiliations

  • Estelle Biénabe
    • 1
  • Alain Rival
    • 2
  • Denis Loeillet
    • 3
  1. 1.CIRAD – UMR InnovationMontpellierFrance
  2. 2.CIRAD, DGD-RSJakartaIndonesia
  3. 3.CIRAD – UPR GecoMontpellierFrance

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