Émergence et viabilité des collectifs de producteurs en circuits de proximité

Authors: Laughrea, Sophie
Advisor: Royer, AnnieMundler, Patrick
Abstract: While proximity supply chains (PSC) can be rewarding for producers, they are often difficult to access. Collective organizing is often considered as a solution to improve accessibility to PSC. The aim of this thesis is to identify some of the conditions allowing farmers’ organizations to help their members overcome the obstacles they encounter in accessing PSC in Quebec. A multiple case study was carried out through interviews with five farmers’ organizations across the province. A comparative analysis demonstrated that collective organizing can be a privileged path of access to PSC, particularly when it enables the pooling of resources and the consolidation of volumes. However, considerable challenges remain to ensure their sustainability: the lack of knowledge and experience of the collectives in relation to PSC, collective action and the integration of new craftsmanship (processing, distribution, etc.) seem to underlie several of the challenges faced by farmers’ organizations, both economically and socially. Keywords : short supply chain, proximity supply chain, commercialization, proximity, collective action, collective organization, farmers’ organization, cooperative, Quebec.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2014
Open Access Date: 20 April 2018
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/25391
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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