The REPASTOL exploratory program works in line with the recent considerations about agro-ecology extended to sustainable agri-food systems. It carries on a fundamentally multidisciplinary and global research on milk agri-food systems. In France and Southern Europe, raw milk production as an alternative to pasteurisation has a longstanding history; in many other places It starts to meet a renewed interest when for instance, customers claim for a right to choose their food or when the cold chain is inefficient or absent. The study will draw on a series of case studies with varied geographies, milk cultures, biologic and micro-flora ecosystems, economies and regulation logics (France, Morocco, Brazil, Australia, India namely). Our multidimensional assessment will namely take into consideration sustainable rural development issues fostered by law investment innovations; rural people empowerment and feeding; consumers food security - above all when the cold chain is missing; management of the micro-flora balance resorting to hurdle technologies; transportation and control costs; by-products recovery and value enhancement; rights to food diversity.
Collaborators to this programme
For more details, see the "Project Summary" (French text).
Click here for the programme schedule in English (for French version, click here) of the first session of the REPASTOL seminar on « Revisiting the Pastorian evidence » that was held on 29th and 30th June 2016 in Paris entitled “Framing the health risks on raw milk cheese with norms and regulations? A crossed perspectives analysis”