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Nouvelles formes de valorisation territoriale en agriculture, le cas de l'arboriculture de la Moyenne Vallée du Rhône

Abstract : The fruit growing sector in the Middle Rhône Valley, competed by low-cost-production countries, faces a serious structural crisis. Then, we analyze the links between the arboriculture and its territories which can constitue resources mobilized as territorial valorization forms by local actors. The historic productive model of the arboriculture in the Middle Rhône Valley, the production-shipping basin, is now questioned by two rival forces. The first, called " centrifugal ", is exercised by the main shippers who enlarge their supply area to be able to deliver large volumes of standardized fruits, relevant for the main retailers demand. In the opposite, some " centripetal " forces produce a fragmentation effect in the basin. These result from territorial identification initiatives for fruits, lead by the producers. Between these forces, farmers develop some strategies to maintain economic viability of their farms. They add to the existing shipping-circuits news outlets which valorize various proximities between production and consumption. We describe multi-scale " proximity circuits ", including different types of the fruits supply chain actors, of consumers and marketing chanels. These circuits are shaped by competition and complementarity relationships with the basin of production-shipping. They benefit from the local communities supports. The conclusion of the research displays a characterization of the different proximity circuits and a theorical model to analyze the diversity of territorial valorization forms in agriculture.
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Cécile Praly. Nouvelles formes de valorisation territoriale en agriculture, le cas de l'arboriculture de la Moyenne Vallée du Rhône. Géographie. Université Lumière - Lyon II, 2010. Français. ⟨tel-00617137⟩



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