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See detailImpact of value chain governance on the development of small scale shrimp farmers in Vietnam
Ho Thi Minh, Hop; Burny, Philippe ULg

in International Journal of Business and Economic Sciences Applied Research (2016), 9(2), 93-98

Purpose of this paper is to identify the tendency of shrimp value chain development and impact of its governance on the small scale shrimp farmers in Vietnam. Design/methodology/approach - Data from the ... [more ▼]

Purpose of this paper is to identify the tendency of shrimp value chain development and impact of its governance on the small scale shrimp farmers in Vietnam. Design/methodology/approach - Data from the shrimp farmers surveys in Mekong delta, Vietnam from 2008-2010 with the update information in 2014 were taken to analyse by the value chain analysis method. Findings – Traditional governance type of the shrimp value chain in the early state (before 2004) showed the different levels of coordination of farmers with collectors, among collectors, and collectors with processing plants. In this type of governance, trust and linkages are inextricably linked. However, they are not strong. The processing plants determine shrimp prices and quality requirement in the market while many collectors do not seem to be highly responsible for the quality of their products. To avoid this limitation, with the governmental support policy to improve farmers’ income, the processing plants set up a direct buying from farmers under contracts. These contracts led to a new governance type with an expectation of improving farmers’ position. However, this model was broken due to several reasons including un-controlled shrimp raw material from small scale and individual farmers. Consequently, processors now tend to establish their own raw material zone to comply shrimp quality assurance, and eject the existence of farmers. This will lead small scale farmers to very difficult problems in finding the market. Poverty and social problems of small scale farmers might appear. The result recommends a greater strengthening and tightening of the value chain. Re-organizing shrimp farmers into legal teams or groups that help farmers to re-participate in the game with others actor in the chain is crucial. Research limitations/implications - The research mainly follows inductive approach in which qualitative methods are dominant due to the difficulties of data collection for the quantitative analysis. [less ▲]

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See detailContract farming application in the Vietnamese shrimp value chain
Ho, T. M. H.; Burny, Philippe ULg

in Petropoulos, D.; Kyriazopoulos, G. (Eds.) 2nd International Conference of Development and Economy (ICODECON) 9-12 June 2016 : book of abstracts (2016)

Shrimp value chain in Vietnam functions with a large number of farmers. They stayed in the weakest position in the chain due to their small individual scale with an average land of about 0.5 ha/farm, and ... [more ▼]

Shrimp value chain in Vietnam functions with a large number of farmers. They stayed in the weakest position in the chain due to their small individual scale with an average land of about 0.5 ha/farm, and low skills [1]. As a leader and holding the strongest power in the shrimp value chain, the processors determine shrimp prices and set up requirements of shrimp quality and size in the market though quality control has not been completely implemented due to the limitations of financial capital, knowledge, awareness, as well as the quality of raw material supplied by collectors and farmers. In order to help the shrimp sector working more efficiently, the Vietnamese government brought together shrimp farmers and plant processors through a farming contract. Two years after this application, the contract farming model failed due to the floor price mechanism, risk sharing, small scale of the model while there are excess suppliers in the market, administrative misconception and inefficient public management. As a result, farmers still stay at the weakest position and the shrimp sector could not improve its product safety to adapt the requirement of import markets. The study results recommend necessarily a planning and projection of shrimp production zones, re-organizing shrimp farmers into legal teams or groups or cooperatives to increase the size of the existing shrimp cultivation units in Vietnam. [less ▲]

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See detailTowards a more sustainable development model in Belgium: the role of organic farming
Burny, Philippe ULg

in Petropoulos, D.; Kyriazopoulos, G. (Eds.) 2nd International Conference of Development and Economy (ICODECON) 9-12 June 2016 : book of abstracts (2016)

During the last years, organic farming considerably developed in Belgium. In 2014, it represented 5% of the total agricultural area and 4.5% of the number of farms [1]. Organic farming is mainly developed ... [more ▼]

During the last years, organic farming considerably developed in Belgium. In 2014, it represented 5% of the total agricultural area and 4.5% of the number of farms [1]. Organic farming is mainly developed in Wallonia where its share of the agricultural area exceeded 10% in 2014. Pastures for bovine production (meat and milk) and general crops (mainly cereals) are the most common cultivated areas. Poultry, eggs and vegetables recorded the highest increases. This success is partly the result of a strategic plan for the development of organic farming in Wallonia towards 2020 [2] and of remarkable financial support for the farmers [3]. More than 8,400 food and non-food organic products are available for the consumers. The number of prepared and processed food products is increasing. The market share of food organic products is still low, but continuously increasing: 1.3% in 2008, 2.3% in 2014. Remarkably, the expenses for organic food products still increased by 50% in 2014, while the total expenses for common food products declined for the first time since many years. The most important expenses per capita concern dairy products (5.40€), vegetables (4.74€), fruits (3.71€) and bovine and pork meat (2.84€). The main locations where food organic products are bought are supermarkets (45%) and specialized shops (31%). Families with children and high income and retired people with high income count for more than 5% of the expenses for organic food, while single persons aged over 40 are the category which spend the highest share of its income (4.1%) for organic food. In such conditions, organic farming is an important topic of the strategic plan for sustainable development presently proposed for discussion to the Walloon citizens. [less ▲]

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See detailResilience to environmental pressure through quality food demand. The case of Romania
Petrescu, Dacinia Crina; Petrescu-Mag, Ruxandra Malina; Burny, Philippe ULg

in Babes-Bolyai University (Ed.) 11th International Conference on "Environmental Legislation, Safety Engineering and Disaster Management": book of abstracts (2016)

The paper focuses on the Romanian consumer behavior and perceptions related to meat consumption, following that it is deeply embedded in the Romanian dietary food culture. The meat consumption is an ... [more ▼]

The paper focuses on the Romanian consumer behavior and perceptions related to meat consumption, following that it is deeply embedded in the Romanian dietary food culture. The meat consumption is an indicator of the population welfare degree and it is often used in assessing the food safety. The novelty lies in the investigation of meat consumption hindering factors, with a special emphasis on those related to the environmental protection. The main research objective was to evaluate the importance attached by consumers to meat products safety in order to develop resilience to environmental pressure through quality food production and consumption. Statistical analysis revealed the interest in meat free-off antibiotics, hormones and no genetically modified. From a pratical perspective, the results indicate directions that policy-making should follow to adapt the production sector to the market demands, along with promoting a more sustainable consumption pattern. [less ▲]

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See detailOrganic farming and the greening of the common Agricultural Policy made Walloon agriculture become more environment friendly in 2015
Burny, Philippe ULg; Petrescu, Dacinia Crina; Petrescu-Mag, Ruxandra Malina

in Babes-Bolyai University (Ed.) 11th International Conference on "Environmental Legislation, Safety Engineering and Disaster Management": book of abstracts (2016)

In Wallonia, organic farming continues to increase its share of agricultural activities, the number of organic farmers exceeding for the first time 10% of the total number of farmers in 2014, with 8.6% of ... [more ▼]

In Wallonia, organic farming continues to increase its share of agricultural activities, the number of organic farmers exceeding for the first time 10% of the total number of farmers in 2014, with 8.6% of the total agricultural area. Meadows represent 83% of the organic areas, general crops 15% and vegetables 1%. The number of cattle heads is still increasing, while poultry and laying hen recorded a significant progress during the last years. Organic products consumption is also increasing and the market share of organic products in food products reached 2.3% in 2014. On the other hand, the implementation of the new Common Agricultural Policy, and particularly its green payment, obliges 50% of Walloon farmers to practice crop diversification and 46% to have at least 5% of ecological focus area within their arable land in 2015, which represents more than 24,000 ha. So, organic farming and ecological focus areas do have today a significant share of the Walloon agricultural area, leading to a more sustainable agriculture. [less ▲]

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See detailEtude d’impact et appui à la mise en œuvre de la nouvelle reforme de la PAC au niveau wallon : rapport final
Terrones Gavira, François ULg; Burny, Philippe ULg; Lebailly, Philippe ULg

Report (2016)

La PAC, définie dans le traité de Rome et mise en oeuvre depuis 1962, est soumise, depuis le début des années 90, à un processus de réforme afin de répondre aux nouveaux défis de l’agriculture européenne ... [more ▼]

La PAC, définie dans le traité de Rome et mise en oeuvre depuis 1962, est soumise, depuis le début des années 90, à un processus de réforme afin de répondre aux nouveaux défis de l’agriculture européenne mais également afin d’honorer les engagements pris par l'Union européenne (UE) dans le cadre de ses relations commerciales internationales. Le 18 novembre 2010, la Commission européenne a publié une communication sur la PAC de l’après 2013, suivie le 12 octobre 2011 de propositions législatives, lançant de longues négociations entre le Conseil européen des Ministres de l’Agriculture et, pour la première fois de l’histoire de la PAC, le Parlement européen, nouveau co-législateur pour cette matière. En parallèle aux négociations sur la PAC se déroulaient celles relatives au cadre financier pluriannuel 2014-2020 (CFP). Ce dernier fixe non seulement les montants des ressources financières pour chaque catégorie de dépenses de l’UE mais également inclut des décisions sur des éléments importants des politiques elles-mêmes dont celles relatives à la PAC. Après plus de 18 mois de négociations budgétaires, les chefs d’Etat de chaque Etat membre (EM) sont parvenus à un accord concernant le CFP 2014-2020 lors du conseil européen des 7 et 8 février 2013. Peu de temps après cet accord budgétaire, le Conseil Agriculture, le Parlement européen et la Commission européenne ont abouti à un accord sur les Règlements relatifs à la PAC le 26 juin 2013, complété le 24 septembre 2013. Un des résultats du nouveau Règlement « Paiements directs », négocié entre les 28 EM et le Parlement européen, est une nouvelle architecture des paiements directs ainsi qu’un nombre très important de choix stratégiques à prendre par les EM, et dans le cas de la Belgique, les Régions, qui doivent choisir parmi différentes options qui restent ouvertes par la réglementation européenne. La plupart des choix politiques des EM et régions ont dû être notifiées à la Commission européenne pour le 1er août 2014, certains choix un peu plus tardivement (les dernières décisions, plus techniques, devaient être notifiées pour le 31 janvier 2015). [less ▲]

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See detailImplementation of the green payment within the scheme of the new Common Agricultural Policy (2015-2020): first results for 2015 in Wallonia (South of Belgium)
Burny, Philippe ULg; Terrones Gavira, François ULg

in Quality-Access to Success (2016), (Supplement), 10-14

At the end of 2013, a new Common Agricultural Policy was defined at the European level, including the implementation of the so-called “green payment”, which obliges farmers to respect three new conditions ... [more ▼]

At the end of 2013, a new Common Agricultural Policy was defined at the European level, including the implementation of the so-called “green payment”, which obliges farmers to respect three new conditions in order to get financial support through direct payments. The year 2015 being the first implementation year, the consequences on Walloon agriculture are examined. It appears that 50% of Walloon farmers are not obliged to practice crop diversification, while 16% are obliged to have at least two crops on their arable land and 33% are obliged to have at least three crops on their arable land. Less than 1% does not respect the new diversification rules. Concerning the obligation to have at least 5% of ecological focus area on the arable land, it appears that 54% of Walloon farmers are in conditions not to be obliged to respect the measure. When they implement the measure, the percentage of ecological focus areas in arable land reaches 6.9% as a mean and 2.4% do not reach the requested 5%. Finally, it can be said that the green payment does not represent a big constraint for Walloon farmers, though eventual economic consequences are still to be precised, while environmental benefits are strengthened. [less ▲]

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See detailImpact of the new Common Agricultural Policy (2015-2020) on the value of direct payments and on farmers’ income in Wallonia (South of Belgium)
Burny, Philippe ULg; Terrones Gavira, François ULg

in Kyriazopoulos, G.; Petropoulos, D. (Eds.) 1st International Conference of Development and Economy (ICODECON) 2-4 October 2015: The advantages and disadvantages of Economic Crises: Conference proceedings (2016)

A new Common Agricultural Policy was defined in 2013, with a new structure for direct payment. In Wallonia, the government implemented the following scheme: 30% for the green payment, 29.9% for the basic ... [more ▼]

A new Common Agricultural Policy was defined in 2013, with a new structure for direct payment. In Wallonia, the government implemented the following scheme: 30% for the green payment, 29.9% for the basic payment, 17% for the additional payment for the first 30 ha, 1.8% for young farmers and 21.3% for couple payments. Due to convergence, the mean support through direct payments will decline from 21,900 € in 2014 to 19,283 € in 2019. The number of losers will be equivalent to the number of gainers. Regions where cereals and sugar beet are produced will lose the most, where the region suitable for cattle raising will gain somewhat. There will be a better distribution of direct payments among farmers: the Gini index will decline from 0.55 to 0.49. The highest negative impact on income will occur for the specialties “green crops”, “crops and dairy cattle” and “crops and non-dairy cattle”: the least negative impact will be observed within the specialties “dairy cattle”, “meat cattle” and “dairy and meat cattle”. The reform will be more profitable for the farms from 30 to 50 ha and will mainly impact the largest farms. Finally, the CAP reform implemented in Wallonia guarantees a smooth evolution to 2020. [less ▲]

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See detailA new index to measure the human well-being in Wallonia and its communes (South of Belgium)
Burny, Philippe ULg

in Petropoulos, D.; Kyriazopoulos, G. (Eds.) 1st International Conference of Development and Economy (ICODECON) 2-4 October 2015: The advantages and disadvantages of Economic Crises: Conference proceedings (2016)

In 2012, the Walloon Government ordered the Walloon Institute for Prospective, Evaluation and Statistics (IWEPS) to calculate five indexes in order to guide and evaluate the public actions, together with ... [more ▼]

In 2012, the Walloon Government ordered the Walloon Institute for Prospective, Evaluation and Statistics (IWEPS) to calculate five indexes in order to guide and evaluate the public actions, together with the GDP. The index for the conditions of human well-being (CWBI) is presently the first step in the elaboration of the wellbeing index. The methodology is the one used by the Council of Europe. Actually, the CWBI is calculated by using 60 basic indicators, gathered into 8 families. After normalisation, the CWBI is the arithmetic mean of the 60 basic indicators, each of them having the same weight. The CWBI was calculated for the 262 communes of Wallonia and varies from 0.428 to 0.674, with a regional mean of 0.572. An opposition between urban and rural communes clearly appears, the last ones having the best scores. Communes along the borders of Germany and Luxemburg have the highest indexes, while communes in the old industrial areas have the lowest scores. Employment, income, family relations and security are the factors which are the most narrowly linked to the CWBI. At the communal level, social and security expenses per capita have a significant and negative correlation coefficient with the CWBI. In the future, in order to elaborate a finer index, new data, up to now not directly available, will be collected at the communal level, about quantitative and qualitative aspects. [less ▲]

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See detailPeut-on réformer le secteur laitier ? [Interviews de Philippe Burny et Erwin Schöpges par Charline Cauchie]
Burny, Philippe ULg

Article for general public (2015)

Comprendre « comment on en est arrivé là », dépasser les modèles en place, proposer de nouvelles solutions. Voici l’analyse et les pistes proposées par les experts, universitaires et acteurs de terrain ... [more ▼]

Comprendre « comment on en est arrivé là », dépasser les modèles en place, proposer de nouvelles solutions. Voici l’analyse et les pistes proposées par les experts, universitaires et acteurs de terrain, du secteur laitier belge francophone. [less ▲]

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See detailGainers and losers of the implementation of the new Common Agricultural Policy in Wallonia
Burny, Philippe ULg; Terrones Gavira, François ULg

in Agriculture and Agricultural Science Procedia (2015), 7

The new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) defined in 2013 is implemented since 2015. It offers several options to the Member States/Regions. This paper describes the choices which have been made in ... [more ▼]

The new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) defined in 2013 is implemented since 2015. It offers several options to the Member States/Regions. This paper describes the choices which have been made in Wallonia and their consequences on direct payments. It appears that 42% of the farmers will lose between 2014 and 2019, while 44% will gain and a quasi-status quo is observed for the remaining 14%. Finally, the new situation is politically acceptable and gives more support to small farms, young farmers and cattle breeders, though the global envelope for direct payments will decline in Wallonia. [less ▲]

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See detailManagement of Environmental Security Through Organic Agriculture. Contribution of Consumer Behavior
Petrescu, Dacinia Crina; Petrescu-Mag, Ruxandra Malina; Burny, Philippe ULg

in Environmental Engineering and Management Journal (2015), 14(11), 2625-2636

The general goal of the research was to integrate organic food consumer behavior into the topic of the management of environmental security. The detailed objectives were to determine Romanian consumers’ ... [more ▼]

The general goal of the research was to integrate organic food consumer behavior into the topic of the management of environmental security. The detailed objectives were to determine Romanian consumers’ beliefs about organic food and its role for environmental security, to identify consumers’ judgement of environmental problems, to establish the influence that demographic and social variables have on consumers’ beliefs and to emphasize the relationship between these. A random survey on 413 organic food consumers from North-Western Development Region of Romania was developed. A set of positive beliefs of organic food consumers regarding organic food and its contribution to environmental security are displayed by the present research: organic food is consumed because it is healthy (80% of tested consumers believe so) and it helps to protect the environment (75% of consumers). The study reveals there is a statistically significant difference between consumers who believe humanity faces threatening environmental problems and those who do not, concerning the strength of belief that organic food helps protecting the environment more than conventional food (p<0.05). An original aspect of the paper is the investigation of the Romanian organic food consumers’ beliefs from the perspective of environmental security. The set of variables selected to characterize consumers’ beliefs from the environmental security point of view may be considered the novelty of the paper. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Common Agricultural Policy at the crossroad
Burny, Philippe ULg

in Gazinsky, Benon (Ed.) European essays. European Union vs. contemporary challenges (2015)

This paper briefly presents the history of the CAP and in some more details the topics of importance which are discussed to define the new CAP.

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See detailCosts and Added Value in the Marketing of Charcoal in Bujumbura
Sabuhungu, Emery Gaspard ULg; Ndimanya, Patrice; Bogaert, Jan ULg et al

in Global Journal of Emerging Trends in e-Business, Marketing and Consumer Psychology (2015), 1(2), 328-336

This study analysed the costs, the added value and its components in the marketing of charcoal in Bujumbura to identify areas in which interventions could improve efficiency in the charcoal marketing ... [more ▼]

This study analysed the costs, the added value and its components in the marketing of charcoal in Bujumbura to identify areas in which interventions could improve efficiency in the charcoal marketing system. The study surveyed 100 retailers and 30 wholesale traders of charcoal. The information on their business was collected using a standardized questionnaire. The structure of marketing costs shows that transport and rental to civil servants are the main items in which significant efficiency gains could be achieved. Charcoal marketing is a wealth-creating activity as it generates positive added value. Our results suggest that any improvement in transport infrastructure in rural areas will benefit market efficiency. ___________________________________________________________________________ [less ▲]

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See detailScaling up the Benefits of Smallholder Forestry beyond Timber: Success story of Teak (Tectona grandis L.f.) Leaves Marketing in Southern Benin
Aoudji, A.K.N.; Burny, Philippe ULg; Adégbidi, A. et al

in Tropicultura (2015), 33(4), 322-332

The marketing of teak (Tectona grandis L.f.) leaves was studied in southern Benin, in order to seek out opportunities for increased financial returns in smallholder tree growing. A survey was carried out ... [more ▼]

The marketing of teak (Tectona grandis L.f.) leaves was studied in southern Benin, in order to seek out opportunities for increased financial returns in smallholder tree growing. A survey was carried out across the commercialization system. Seventy-six traders were interviewed in nine markets purposely selected, based on their functions in the commercialization system. Respondents provided information on their marketing functions, the costs borne, and their revenues. The marketing system was led by women who controlled the main functions. Three categories of traders were identified, namely collectors-wholesalers-retailers, collectors-retailers, and retailers. The commercialization of teak leaves increases the return from tree growing. Traders' monthly revenue was XOF 4,659-15,927 (USD 9.3-31.9) during the rainy season and XOF 6,621-21,655 (USD 13.2-43.3) during the dry season. As substitute for polyethylene bags in food packaging, teak leaves offer a potential to tackle environmental pollution in southern Benin. The study shows the necessity to consult beneficiaries to ensure the proper selection of tree species in farm forestry programmes. [less ▲]

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See detailImpact of value chain governance on the development of small scale shrimp farmers in Vietnam
Ho, Thi Minh Hop; Burny, Philippe ULg

in Petropoulos, D.; Kyriazopoulos, G. (Eds.) 1st International Conference of Development and Economy (ICODECON) : The advantages and disadvantages of Economic Crises : Book of abstracts (2015)

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See detailA new index to measure the human well-being in Wallonia and its communes (South of Belgium)
Burny, Philippe ULg

in Petropoulos, D.; Kyriazopoulos, G. (Eds.) 1st International Conference of Development and Economy (ICODECON) : The advantages and disadvantages of Economic Crises : Book of abstracts (2015)

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See detailImpact of the new Common Agricultural Policy (2015-2020) on the value of direct payments and on farmers' income in Wallonia (South of Belgium)
Burny, Philippe ULg; Terrones Gavira, François ULg

in Kyriazopoulos, G.; Petropoulos, D. (Eds.) 1st International Conference of Development and Economy (ICODECON) : The advantages and disadvantages of Economic Crises : Book of abstracts (2015)

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See detailThe EU membership vs regional development : a case study of Eastern Poland
Burny, Philippe ULg; Gazinski, Benon

in Opalski, Krzysztof; Gorski, Jaroslaw (Eds.) Strategie Gospodarcze I Spoleczne Unii Europejskiej (2015)

This paper examines some indicators regarding performance of the economy, agriculture, employment, wealth, education and quality of life, during the period 2003-2013 (when data are available), comparing ... [more ▼]

This paper examines some indicators regarding performance of the economy, agriculture, employment, wealth, education and quality of life, during the period 2003-2013 (when data are available), comparing the situation for the Warmia and Mazury voivodship, Eastern Poland and Poland's average as a reference. It is observed that the situation in the poorest Polish regions improved in absolute terms, though the gap with the rest of the country is still remaining. So, the development programmes, including the EU policies dealing with Eastern Poland, can be considered a half-success. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Common Agricultural Policy in a changing world. Reforming and adjustment
Burny, Philippe ULg; Gazinski, Benon

in Maluszynska, Ewa; Idczak, Piotr; Mazur, Grzegorz (Eds.) Unia Europejska Wobec Wyzman Przyszlosci. Aspekty spoleczne, gospodarcze I srodowiskowe (2015)

In this work, the authors brief the story of the beginnings of the CAP and achievements and shortcomings of former reforms to deal with present day debate, the need of some changes in the overall approach ... [more ▼]

In this work, the authors brief the story of the beginnings of the CAP and achievements and shortcomings of former reforms to deal with present day debate, the need of some changes in the overall approach and the perspectives of further reforms [less ▲]

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