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Dans le cadre de partenariats, quels sont les leviers d'action qu'un acteur public pourrait utiliser pour soutenir les circuits courts alimentaires ? Analyse du cas liégeois

Spirlet, François ULiège
Promotor(s) : Mertens de Wilmars, Sybille ULiège
Date of defense : 5-Sep-2018/11-Sep-2018 • Permalink :
Title : Dans le cadre de partenariats, quels sont les leviers d'action qu'un acteur public pourrait utiliser pour soutenir les circuits courts alimentaires ? Analyse du cas liégeois
Author : Spirlet, François ULiège
Date of defense  : 5-Sep-2018/11-Sep-2018
Advisor(s) : Mertens de Wilmars, Sybille ULiège
Committee's member(s) : Lanzi, Florence ULiège
Bouchat, Maxime ULiège
Language : French
Keywords : [en] Partnership, short food supply chains, ecosystem, levers of action, Liège.
Discipline(s) : Business & economic sciences > Social economics
Institution(s) : Université de Liège, Liège, Belgique
Degree: Master en sciences de gestion
Faculty: Master thesis of the HEC-Ecole de gestion de l'Université de Liège


[en] The local economy comes from local producers who sell directly, or through an intermediary actor, their products to the final consumers. Nowadays, people have a growing concern to consume local products. The social economy is emerging from this new trend, brought by social, private and public actors through different partnerships. Furthermore, the benefits of the local consumption are important in terms of economy, environment and health.
The local economy is definitively coming back but questions remain. Are the actors well-supported? In case of partnerships, what are the different possibilities offered to them in order to optimize their business? This study was specifically focuses on the short food supply chain of the city of Liège.
Prior to going deeper through the different opportunities and problems that local actors are facing in the short food supply chain, the first part of this study was dedicated to the definition of key elements; the partnership, the short supply chain and the ecosystem.
In the second part, the ecosystem of the short food supply chain of Liège was further analysed through key defined actors. This approach was benchmarked against the example of the city of Lyon, in France, which is one of the leading cities in the local market development.
Then, in the third part, as a result of the analysis, several needs were observed in the ecosystem of Liège. Some structures have been already set up but there is room for improvement. Firstly, the communication around the local products or services is not clearly understood by the final consumer. Secondly, there is no local coordination to enable the hosting of citizens’ initiative, the centralization of products and services coming from local actors or the strengthening of partnerships. Thirdly, the farmers and producers, which are now required to be multi-tasking, certainly require support in order to manage their current production with their “new jobs”.
Finally, action possibilities were proposed based on an analysis table in order to encourage the development of the local short supply chain.



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