A brief history
Urban markets create opportunities but also challenges for local farming systems. How are food supply chains reorganizing ? How to ensure incomes among the least favoured farming populations? How to harmonize sustainable food supplies to cities and local agricultural development?
MALICA activities evolved accordingly, enlarging their scope :
2002-2007: Focus on peri-urban agriculture. Key project: “SUSPER -Sustainable Periurban agriculture”.
2005-2010: Changes in the food retail system, impacts on food and poverty. Key project : « Supermarkets and the poor ».
Since 2007: New trends in domestic market , food quality insurance and labeling. Key projects: « Superchain » ; « Improved Market access for vegetables” ;“Support to Geographical Indications”.
Since 2011 : Value chain organization and rural transformations. Key project: « Livestock trajectories in Vietnam (Revalter) ».