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

Guéneau S., Deane de Abreu Sá Diniz J., Walverde T., Dessartre Mendonça S.. 2019. 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, 2019-05-15/2019-05-17, Montpellier (France).

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.

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