The French AMAPs: a partnership between consumers and producers[Essay] by Maëlle Gasc

2011-06-09

The author was part of the “Alternative Management” third year program in HEC in 2011.

This past decade has seen the emergence of a new form of retail outlets for agricultural products in France. In the thousand of French AMAPs, consumers can find fresh and seasonal products chosen and delivered weekly by the producer himself. This appealing project is also very demanding, and requires a genuine commitment from the parties involved.

Quote article  Maëlle Gasc, « The French AMAPs: a partnership between consumers and producers », 09 june 2011, Alternative Management Observatory (AMO), [Essay]
http://appli6.hec.fr/amo/Articles/Entry/Item/176.sls

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