Environmental and Socio-Economic Sustainability and Pertinence of Alternative Scenarios for Food and Non Food Uses of Cereal Resources in Wallonia

F. Van Stappen, A. Delcour, A. Gheysens, D. Stilmant, V. Decruyenaere, Ph. Burny, F. Rabier & J.P. Goffart
In Wallonia (Belgium), more than 60% of the arable cropped area is dedicated to cereals. The majority of cereal chains are classically turned towards animal feed and human food. Key opportunities for non food uses can however be considered as a sustainable development perspective. This can be achieved only through an exhaustive comparison of environmental and socio-economic performances of existing and potential valorization chains. Based on a comprehensive description of the Walloon cereal landscape, the...