Creating New Links Between Agriculture and Food Aid: New Perspectives from France

Abstract : This chapter aims to develop and understand the relationship between agriculture and food aid policies in Europe and France. It is informed by the intervention research programme ECOALES (Empowerment, food behaviour and solidarity economy) and other research on an experiment developed in the Languedoc-Roussillon Region. Both programmes have been made possible thanks to funding from the Fonds Français pour l’Alimentation et la Santé, the Carasso Foundation, the regional authorities for agriculture and health (DRAAF and ARS) in Aquitaine for ECOALES, and the regional agriculture authority (DRAAF) in Languedoc Roussillon for the second experiment. First, the context that made this formalization possible and how it evolved is set out. This will be followed by the description of two initiatives in France that demonstrate an alternative model to the standard surplus from long supplying chains. This chapter addresses the following issues: (1) The increasing institutionalization of the food supply with strengthened government control, visible through tighter controls and higher requirements. (2) The transformation from an emergency food aid system to long-term aid: with more global dimensions taken into account through the provision of social assistance. (3) The emergence of a new discourse around food donation with financial counterpart accompanied by a new form of food aid: social and solidarity grocery stores. (4) The links between food aid and agriculture, especially, the availability of fresh fruit and vegetables
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Matthieu Duboys de Labarre, Aurélie Carimentrand, Chantal Crenn, Anne-Elène Delavigne, Karen Montagne, et al.. Creating New Links Between Agriculture and Food Aid: New Perspectives from France. Food Poverty and Insecurity: International Food Inequalities, Springer International Publishing, pp.67-77, 2015, Food policy, 978-3-319-23858-6. ⟨10.1007/978-3-319-23859-3_7⟩. ⟨halshs-01251420⟩

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