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Contrats et modes de coordination en agriculture


  • Zora Bouamra-Mechemache
  • Sabine Duvaleix-Treguer
  • Aude Ridier


[paper in French] This article aims at identifying and analyzing coordination and contracting schemes in food supply chains. We provide a literature review related to the contracts between farmers and processing firms. We examine how the development of contracts can be used as an alternative to spot market in order to meet several objectives: performance, risk-management and countervailing market power. We study the role played by producer organizations to improve farmers’ horizontal coordination and enhance vertical coordination between the upstream and downstream stages of the industry.

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  • Zora Bouamra-Mechemache & Sabine Duvaleix-Treguer & Aude Ridier, 2014. "Contrats et modes de coordination en agriculture," Working Papers SMART - LERECO 14-07, INRAE UMR SMART-LERECO.
  • Handle: RePEc:rae:wpaper:201407

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    1. Julia Jouan & Aude Ridier & Matthieu Carof, 2019. "Economic Drivers of Legume Production: Approached via Opportunity Costs and Transaction Costs," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 11(3), pages 1-14, January.
    2. Bignebat, C., 2018. "Learning process in marketing contract choice: the case of cereals in the Paris Basin," 2018 Conference, July 28-August 2, 2018, Vancouver, British Columbia 277233, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
    3. Cholez, Celia & Magrini, Marie-Benoit & Galliano, Danielle, 2016. "Technical knowledge and production contracts between a company and its suppliers: lessons from a French case-study," 149th Seminar, October 27-28, 2016, Rennes, France 244775, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
    4. Roussy, Caroline & Rider, Aude & Chaib, Karim & Boyet, Marie, 2017. "Marketing Contracts and Risk Management for Cereal Producers," 2017 International Congress, August 28-September 1, 2017, Parma, Italy 261106, European Association of Agricultural Economists.

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    agricultural contracts; producers organizations; vertical coordination; risks; efficiency; market power;

    JEL classification:

    • L22 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Organization and Market Structure
    • Q13 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Markets and Marketing; Cooperatives; Agribusiness

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