Sylvaine Lemeilleur

Sylvaine Lemeilleur
Cirad - La recherche agronomique pour le développement | CIRAD · Unité Mixte de Recherche Marchés, Organisations, Institutions et Stratégies d'Acteurs (MOISA)

PhD of Development and Agricultural Economics

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The literature on collective action has poorly addressed processes of incremental institutional changes within organizations. This paper helps fill this gap by shedding light on how the community-based management of an organic label has changed following its formal recognition as a ‘participatory guarantee system’ (PGS). Ostrom and Basurto's (2011)...
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The concept of commons is part of the long history of the Moroccan peasantry. Traditionally, many natural resources, such as water for irrigation, collective lands and common pastures or the forests were governed by community principles derived from customary rules, like in the ‘agdal’ system for example. However, these collective systems have been...
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Fair trade (FT) schemes claim to improve food security by generating economic gains for certified households. Previous research has shown that FT-certified households may benefit from higher prices and incomes. However, little attention has been paid to the implications of FT for food security. In this paper, we use qualitative data, cross-sectiona...
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This article analyzes the factors of institutional differentiation in the processes of participatory certification of organic products. The research conducted with the participatory conformity assessment bodies (OPACs) in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, initially aimed to answer whether they were converging to similar organizational structures and...
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For want of public regulations for organic agriculture in Morocco, stakeholders chose to develop their own label and a Participatory Guarantee System (PGS). In this paper, we present the Participatory Action Research that led to the emergence of a PGS for local markets. Theoretically, we consider this mode of governance-by delegating to the peer co...
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Institutional change and diversity have been two major topics of debate in contemporary social sciences. At the core of this debate are actors’ skills to manage the institutional frame that defines limits and possibilities for their strategies. This article analyses how social movements produce institutional change and diversity in the organic food...
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Purpose This paper investigates the incentives to coffee farmers to participate in certification schemes that require improved agricultural practices. Design/methodology/approach The authors ran a choice experiment among 250 Brazilian coffee farmers in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Findings The authors’ findings show that both cash and non-c...
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Les systèmes de distribution alimentaire (SDA) des pays en développement sont l'objet de profondes transformations ces dernières années. L'objectif de cette étude commandité par l'AFD est d'identifier des domaines prioritaires pour améliorer la capacité des SDA à répondre aux enjeux de sécurité alimentaire et sanitaire pour les populations urbaines...
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À travers les regards croisés de l’économie et de la géographie, et sur la base de plusieurs études de cas démonstratives des transformations en cours au Maroc des usages des ressources communautaires, à la fois endogènes et en lien avec des impulsions extérieures, l’objectif de cet article est d’interroger l’évolution de la notion de communs dans...
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This chapter analyses the debates and tensions that characterise the field of organic agriculture. 1 These tensions concern the principles, but perhaps more often, the practices and systems put in place to implement organic agriculture, which can lead to an important gap between the discourse and the facts about organic food. We analyse the specifi...
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Since the 1980s, liberalization policies have profoundly altered the economic and institutional contexts in which agricultural producers operate. As a consequence, some of the older forms of collective action, dating from a period when their autonomy and room for manoeuvre were restricted because of State interventions and political ideologies, hav...
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Between Private Environmental Regulation and Public Governance: The Mixed Effects of the Community Based Forest Certification in Amazonia We examine the effects of Forest Stewardship Council certification for the forest communities in Brazil, taking into account the pre-existing institutional and social dynamics. Our surveys’ findings show that the...
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Le but de ce chapitre est d’analyser la trajectoire d’évolution qu’a connue l’agriculture biologique, entre posture critique et politique et constitution d’un segment de marché autour d’un label officiel, et les tensions que ces dynamiques ont suscité parmi les acteurs du champ de l’agriculture biologique. Il se base sur trois travaux portant sur l...
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Selon la définition de Hess et Ostrom (2007), les labels du mouvement de l’agriculture biologique et leur identification collective peuvent être considérés comme des ressources communes intellectuelles. Dans ce papier, nous cherchons à comprendre les situations dans lesquelles les personnes impliquées dans un dilemme de ressources communes liées au...
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Certification and ecolabelling are forms of private governance meant to reflect sustainable development issues. These instruments encourage ‘good’ environmental and social practices, many of which are akin to climate change mitigation and adaptation approaches. To make it clear how effective they can be in that role, we present them here, recalling...
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L’articulation entre les filières et le développement durable n’est pas une question abstraite ; elle est enracinée dans des réalités éminemment diverses parcourues dans ce chapitre en mettant l’accent sur les formes que peut revêtir l’action collective des différents acteurs opérant au sein de filières agricoles et agroalimentaires. Sont illustrés...
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The pattern of sustainable standard diffusion has received much attention from social science researchers. We contribute to existing literature with a case study on the Rainforest Alliance (RA) initiative in the Ivorian cocoa sector. We scrutinise the RA standard, by drawing on seminal contributions on the pervasive effects of information asymmetry...
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The legitimacy of certification for agricultural products depends on the belief that product labelling can provide information and guarantee the quality that consumers want. The neoclassic paradigm actually suggests that the problem of quality is to do with simple asymmetric information between economic agents. In our paper, however, we consider th...
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Theoretically, sustainable development voluntary standards, as market-based instruments, can generate perverse effects. They may even be the cause of market distortions encouraging productivism. Whereas production methods are regulated towards a sustainable model, standards do not include ideas of limits, balance or a territorial approach. In this...
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Contractual arrangements between farmers and traders aiming at providing input/credit in return for output selling have been widely studied in the literature on agricultural economics. Nonetheless, there is one issue, which is barely mentioned in the literature: how to enforce the contract terms when traders offer credit in cash rather than input a...
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Sylvaine Lemeilleur s'est associée à Aurélie Carimentrand pour enquêter sur les effets des normes et autres labels. Doit-on déplorer la logique marchande de différenciation des produits qu'ont entraînée les standards de développement durable ? Des standards qui vont à l'encontre de la capacité d'innovation paysanne, qui homogénéisent, avec des risq...
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The prevalence of food quality standards in international trade is constantly increasing and has a growing influence on developing countries. A wide range of literature in development economics focused on the determinants of the standard adoption and on the debate of whether international standards exclude small-scale farmers from high-value food m...
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The prevalence of food quality standards in international trade is constantly increasing and has a growing influence on developing countries. A wide range of literature in development economics has focused on the debate of whether international standards exclude small-scale farmers from high-value food markets. In fact, the evidence is mixed. New d...
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In Turkey, the Wholesale Markets Law was enacted in 1995 to facilitate small-scale growers' access to the fresh produce market. Cooperatives and commission agents have thus become the main marketing structures available to small-scale fresh produce growers, to supply supermarkets and comply with their new requirements. In this paper, we question th...
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Rising consumer interest for ethical and/or responsible products and the growing interweaving of social and environmental issues question the ability of scientific methods to correctly assess social impacts. To this day however, no consensus has yet been reached on relevant indicators to assess social impacts. In this article, we try to identify co...
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Abstract A wide range of empirical studies show the extent to which the rise of supermarkets in developing countries transforms domestic marketing channels. In many countries, the exclusion of small producers from so-called dynamic marketing channels (that is, remunerative ones) has become a concern. Based on data collected in Turkey in 2007 at the...
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A wide range of the empirical studies shows to what extend the rise of supermarkets in developing countries deeply transform domestic marketing channels. In particular, the exclusion of small producers from the so-called dynamic marketing channels (that is remunerative ones) is at stake. Based on original data collected in Turkey in 2007 at the pro...
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Since the rapid expansion of modern retailers in Turkish agro-food market, competent intermediary's forms are required to match up their exigent demand in fresh fruit and vegetables (thereafter FFV) procurement - namely, volume, regularity or quality- with a very fragmented national supply provided by small family farms. In this context, the aim of...
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Formal credit institutions in Cambodia have largely failed to provide access to farm credit to small and medium-scale paddy producers. The paper describes interlinked transactions between commercial rice millers and paddy producers in the paddy market that facilitate the provision of credit. Moreover, interlinked transactions are also used as an in...
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The rapid growth of supermarkets in Turkey during these recent years could offer new marketing opportunities for producers, in particular for fresh fruits and vegetables supply, for which proximity may be a source of better freshness quality (Dries and al., 2004). Moreover FFV growing could increase significantly farmers' income with intensive prod...

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To document, illustrate and compare the different models of participatory certification (Participatory Guarantee Systems) in France and around the world, in order to identify their success factors with regard to commons (or common goods).