Behind the many tropical products we consume, there are agricultural supply chains involving a multitude of players. Farmers, industrialists, transporters, researchers, bankers and civil servants are all working to grow, harvest, store, process, transport and sell products.
There is a mainstream vision of sustainability (global challenge, integrated systems). However, the large diversity of value chains and systems requires diversified paths, potentially in interaction between themselves and in permanent re-construction. There are no fixed solutions, no one size fits all. Value chain actors need to remain dynamic and question permanently pathways, means and objectives. Research stakeholders accompany this continuous process and fuel the debate through scientific data and innovations.
You are invited at the European Development Days (15th June from 16:00 – 17:15 hours) here in Brussels (Tour & Taxis), where CIRAD together with the ACP Secretariat organise a Lab-debate with 4 speakers from different geographical locations and diverse value chains. The Moderator will be Erik Kijne of PCM Group in Brussels.