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How to connect producers and consumers?

Impacts of platforms on the design and functioning of agri-food value chains

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Published on Monday, July 18, 2022


The objective of the workshop is to work on publications on the following theme: How to connect producers and consumers? Impacts of platforms on the design and the functioning of agri-food value chains with the aim of submitting them for a special issue of the International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management (IJRDM).


Writing workshop for publication in IJRDM


The workshop follows a seminar organized the 3rd of October 2022 on How platforms change value chains? gathering together Dr. Christophe Alliot, Director of BASIC and Dr. Henry Isaac, University of Paris-Dauphine.

The agri-food industry faces many challenges: environmental, with the necessary reduction of pesticides and carbon footprint; technological, with the development of digital technologies and services; social, with the expectation of reconnecting producers and consumers; nutritional, with the growing demand of consumers for healthy and local production; and economical, with the need to just and fair value sharing among actors involved in agri-food chains. These challenges are part of a constantly evolving context, where the development of digital technologies and services is changing the design of value chains and the relations between all actors. Beyond the development of new organizational forms, new actors are emerging. Digital platforms, as new intermediaries in the agri-food chains, bring producers and consumers closer to each other. These intermediaries nowadays play an important role in all activities and are becoming key actors to study, since they modify the existing modes of coordination between actors in the agri-food sector. Indeed, if the various forms of platforms facilitate connections between actors (producers, advisors, transformers, distributors, retailers, consumers…) at the different levels of agri-food value chains, this raises questions and requires more research on the organizational changes they induce.

More détails on the seminar: here

Submission process

To participate to the workshop, please submit an extended abstract to: umr-moisa-workshop@supagro.fr

All submissions must be in English and the abstract should be two-pages long (750-1000 words) with up to 4 or 5 references.

  • Submission deadline: September 20th, 2022

Since only the best papers will be selected for publication in the International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management (IJRDM), we recommend authors to read the authors’ guidelines (here) before the workshop.

  • Deadline for submission of the full paper to IJRDM: October 31th, 2022

On the website of IJRDM, https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijrdm, by referring to the special issue when submitting.

Organization of the workshop

Organizing Committee

  •     Magali Aubert (INRAE – UMR MoISA et Filarmoni)
  •     Isabelle Piot-Lepetit (INRAE - UMR MoISA et #DigitAg)
  •     Fanny Boyer (INRAE – UMR MoISA)
  •     Martha Lucia Enriquez-Lenis (INRAE – #DigitAg)
  •     Isabelle Perez (INRAE – UMR MoISA)

Program of the workshop - October 4th, 2022

  • 9:00 - 9:30: Welcoming participants and introduction to the workshop
  • 9:30 - 10:30: Introduction to the International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management (IJRDM) – Pr. Neil Towers, University of Gloucestershire, member of the editorial board of IJRDM.

Pr. Niel Towers is an internationally recognized expert in agile digital retail marketing, fashion supply chain management and small business growth.

10:30 - 12:30: Atelier #1

Every abstract will be discussed. This time will allow authors to improve their article based on the comments made by reviewers. Each author will be a reviewer for at least one article to reinforce the coherence of this special issue.

12:30 - 14:00: Lunch

14:00 - 16:00: Atelier # 2

Every abstract will be discussed to improve their appropriateness regarding their publication in the special issue of the IJRDM, based on recommendations made by Pr. Niels Towers, in terms of quality and scope of the article. The purpose of this discussion time is to improve the paper in regards to the IJRDM selection process.

16:00 - 16:30: Follow-up and closure of the seminar



  • Salle des Conseils - Campus Institut Agro, INRAE Bâtiment 11 – Place Viala
    Montpellier, France (34)

Event attendance modalities

Full on-site event


  • Tuesday, September 20, 2022


  • digital, platform, distribution, retail, agriculture, agri-food, food supply chain


  • Magali Aubert
    courriel : magali [dot] aubert [at] inrae [dot] fr
  • Isabelle Piot-Lepetit
    courriel : isabelle [dot] piot-lepetit [at] inrae [dot] fr

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Isabelle Perez
    courriel : isabelle [dot] perez [at] inrae [dot] fr


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« How to connect producers and consumers? », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Monday, July 18, 2022, https://calenda.org/1008212

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