[PhD’s Corner] Ysé Commandré: Distribute durably with digital ? The case of fresh agricultural and food products

Ysé is one of the #DigitAg co-funded PhDs


Distribute durably with digital ? The case of fresh agricultural and food products

  • Start Date: October 2018
  • University:  University of Montpellier
  • PhD School: EDEG
  • Field(s): Management Science
  • Doctoral Thesis Advisor: Sophie Mignon (Univ Montpellier MRM) et Catherine Macombe (Irstea ITAP)
  • Co-supervisors : Rallou Thomopoulos (Inra IATE) et M-Christine Lichtlé (Univ Montpellier MRM)
  • Funding: #DigitAg – Montpellier University
  • #DigitAg: Axes 1 & 2Challenges 7, 6 & 8

Keywords: distribute of fresh products – ICT – digital – digitalisation of the distribution – consideration of the agricultural producers


Lifestyles are changing rapidly and many modes of distribution have developed. Modes of distribution based on an intensive mobilization of digital resources with advantages (it brings together producers and consumers) but also disadvantages. On the other hand, these new forms of distribution create new balances of power between the actors within the sector and new legal arrangements.

The rebound effect induced by the use of ICT in this context are unknown, including the sustainability of the production companies engaged in these processes. Southern countries are subject to technological leaps and in the hope that this form of distribution will increase, this project aims to improve our knowledge about its link with digital resources and its consequences of all kinds. The question is to highlight variables making the digitalisation of the distribution, a factor changing the role of the producer in the value chain.


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Contact:  yse.commande [AT] etu.umontpellier.fr.​ – +33

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