General Conclusion and New Research Perspectives

  • Estelle BiénabeEmail author
  • Patrick Caron
  • Alain Rival
  • Denis Loeillet


The renewed interest shown in agriculture by the international community and national governments since the 2008 crisis has firmly placed agri-chain approaches at the heart of development issues and debates. The challenges of sustainable development compel us to define new arenas and new forms of action – which are now multiplying through standards and other regulatory instruments – and to come up with innovative practices and novel ways of deriving value. The variety of explorations of the links between transformations of tropical agri-chains and sustainable development allows us to conclude this book by synthesizing the lessons learnt about the ability of these agri-chains to act as vectors of development, spaces of regulation, frameworks for innovation, and objects of assessment. The proliferation and renewal of agri-chain transformations calls for further exploration and the identification of research perspectives that can help in this endeavour.


Supply Chain Sustainable Development Life Cycle Assessment Social Entrepreneurship Organizational Aspect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Estelle Biénabe
    • 1
    Email author
  • Patrick Caron
    • 2
  • Alain Rival
    • 3
  • Denis Loeillet
    • 4
  1. 1.CIRAD – UMR InnovationMontpellierFrance
  2. 2.CIRAD – DG-DRSMontpellierFrance
  3. 3.CIRAD, DGD-RSJakartaIndonesia
  4. 4.CIRAD – UPR GecoMontpellierFrance

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