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Journal Articles International Journal of Fruit Science Year : 2021

Drivers and Barriers for the Valorization of the Apricot Pit

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By mobilizing the socio-technical approach to innovation and semi-directive survey of 31 stakeholders, this paper analyzes the value chains that ensure the valorization of apricot pit by-products and the dynamics of their actors. Beyond the technical knowledge on the recovery of apricot by-products and their potential uses, this paper shows a multitude of strategies but also challenges that are barriers to this innovative sector development. It also highlights some of the drivers that these value chains can rely on for their further development. The results of this work show real economic opportunities that are available to operators in these sectors depending on the nature of the by-product but also the market targeted by them. It also shows that the diffusion of these innovations must be better coordinated on the market. To do so, the socio-economic and environmental interests related to the valorization of apricot pit by-products must be highlighted.
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hal-03107329 , version 1 (03-06-2022)

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Noure El Imène Boumali, Fateh Mamine, Etienne Montaigne, Fodil Arbouche. Drivers and Barriers for the Valorization of the Apricot Pit. International Journal of Fruit Science, 2021, 21 (1), pp.158-179. ⟨10.1080/15538362.2020.1862733⟩. ⟨hal-03107329⟩
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