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Tool for multicriteria assessment of the sustainability of fruit-tree production systems

DEXiFruits is a computer tool co-constructed by INRAE, CTIFL, IFPC and AGROCAMPUS OUEST to allow stakeholders to assess the sustainability of fruit production systems in their given contexts.

DEXiFruits calculates overall performances of the orchards assessed. It can also be used as a dashboard to identify strengths, weaknesses and possible improvements of these orchards. The tool is easy to use and requires data easily available to fruit producers and agricultural advisers. All of the criteria are qualitative or represent value classes specific to each fruit species. Users also can compare the performances of the production system assessed to those of an average reference system.

Plan Ecophyto : l'exemple DEXiFruit from Philippe Boig on Vimeo.

An easy-to-use tool

Users only need to answer multiple-choice questions with data about the characteristics of the orchard evaluated and its context:

  • Production practices and inputs
  • Production costs and yield
  • Layout of the orchard
  • Context of the farm (hedgerows, climate and soil, market, etc.)
Procédure d'exploitation de l'outil DEXifruits

Why use DEXiFruits?

  • Assess the three pillars of system sustainability: environmental, economic and social
  • Identify a system’s strengths and weaknesses
  • Classify and compare systems to each other or to a reference system
  • Discuss, examine and improve existing orchards