Increase the visibility of your scientific production by authorizing the export of your publications to HAL!

The key roles of economic and social organization, producer and consumer behaviour towards a HAFEN (Health-Agriculture-Environment-Food Nexus)

Thomas, Alban, Lamine, Claire, Allès, Benjamin, Chiffoleau, Yuna, Doré, Antoine, Dubuisson-Quellier, Sophie and Hannachi, Mourad (2020) The key roles of economic and social organization, producer and consumer behaviour towards a HAFEN (Health-Agriculture-Environment-Food Nexus). TSE Working Paper, n. 20-1068, Toulouse

WarningThere is a more recent version of this item available.
Download (1MB) | Preview
Official URL:


We discuss in this paper the role of the economic and social organization in agriculture and the food industry, in relation with the Health-Agriculture-Food-Environment (HAFEN) concept. The aim is to better understand the potential impact of the implementation of this concept in food consumption and production systems in terms of research needs. The paper suggests a research agenda dedicated to the modes of social and economic organization of key stakeholders in the implementation of Nexus-based systems, facilitating the convergence among health, food and environmental objectives. Based on a literature survey, three main topics are discussed: a) processes and drivers of change of food consumption practices; b) co-ordination and multi-agent governance modes to better account for health issues in agrifood systems; c) the analysis of paradigms that put forward health as an entry point to reshape existing agricultural and food systems, and associated modes of knowledge production. For each of these topics, we suggest a selection of research priorities for the future and conclude with methodological perspectives on the HAFEN.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Language: English
Date: January 2020
Place of Publication: Toulouse
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nexus, food system, health, social and economic organization, behavior
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Institution: Université Toulouse 1 Capitole
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2020 13:53
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2020 12:25
OAI Identifier:

Available Versions of this Item

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year