Do farmers participating in short food supply chains use less pesticides? Evidences from France - INRAE - Institut national de recherche pour l’agriculture, l’alimentation et l’environnement Access content directly
Conference Papers Year : 2022

Do farmers participating in short food supply chains use less pesticides? Evidences from France

Abstract

Proponents of short food supply chains (SFSC) have put their environmental benefits forward. Although most of the studies have focused on their climate change impact, the use of pesticides by farmers in SFSC has received little research attention. In this study, we investigate the effect of different types of SFSC on the application of pesticides in fruits and vegetables production. This study relies on data obtained from the 2010 agricultural census and two national surveys on the phytosanitary practices of fruits trees producers and market gardeners. This paper employs a multinomial endogenous treatments effect model in order to account for selection bias and endogeneity stemming both from observed and unobserved heterogeneity. The results demonstrate a lower use of pesticides for farmers selling through direct-to-consumer (DTC) channels and marketing channels with one intermediate (IMC) than those in longer food supply chains. In addition, the reduction effect of using DTC channels is twice that of IMC. We also show that the reduction of pesticides use is more important in market gardening than in arboriculture.
No file

Dates and versions

hal-03720690 , version 1 (12-07-2022)

Identifiers

  • HAL Id : hal-03720690 , version 1

Cite

Pierre Chiaverina, Sophie Drogué, Florence Jacquet. Do farmers participating in short food supply chains use less pesticides? Evidences from France. 11th AIEAA Congress: CAP, Farm to Fork and Green Deal: policy coherence, governance and future challenges, Associazione Italiana di Economia Agraria e Applicata (AIEAA), Jun 2022, Viterbo, Italy. ⟨hal-03720690⟩
31 View
0 Download

Share

Gmail Facebook X LinkedIn More