ISARA - Annual training module since 2002 on "Economy and Agricultural and food exchanges: international issues"

May 2002
June 2021
Project cost
5 000 €
Role in the project
Conception & coodination of the training module




Agriculture Market


Cotton Rice


Main goals

In-depth knowledge of 4th year engineering students on:

  • Global trade in agricultural and food products
  • Strategies and the role of large firms at the international level
  • The agricultural policies of the main countries or groups of countries and their consequences on international markets
  • International negotiations and conflicts, modes of regulation at the world level (notably in the context of the WTO)


Étudiants de 4e année


R1. Design of a module for 5 weeks of training
R2. Speakers identification
R3. Coordination of external speakers, trainers, teachers
R4. Training Interventions
R5. Supervision of student work


A1. Interventions by experts Nitidæ - Rongead and external speakers (in French and English) on:

  • World Market, WTO and agricultural policies
  • Market risk coverage in agricultural products trade
  • Public policies, the CAP and the WTO: stocktaking and prospects for agricultural holdings (application to the milk / meat sector)
  • From Commodities Pool to Sovereign Wealth Funds: The Issue of Access to Natural Resources and Food
  • Intellectual property and geographical indications in commercial exchanges
  • The cotton crisis in Central Asia and trade policies
  • Kosovo: the implementation of agricultural policies in a regional context of crisis and competition
  • Algeria: staying out of the WTO to develop its agriculture?
  • Social Responsibility of Organizations (RSO) in the international trade of agri-food products
  • Major international retail groups
  • EU / ACP agreements in the agricultural field
  • Animation of the educational role play (editor: RONGEAD) on the rice sector
  • ...
    A2. Supervising groups of students for the preparation of presentations on the different themes.

Related people

Project officer / Agriculture & Market / France

Pierre Ricau

Holder of a Master Degree in "Agricultural Development and Economic Policies" from the Institute of Development Studies (IEDES), Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne University and AgroParisTech. He brings his expertise in agricultural market analysis (especially cashew, sesame, shea, cocoa, hevea, corn, rice and onion), development of agro-food sectors, training engineering and consultancy on public agricultural/agro-industrial policies

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Cédric Rabany

Holder of a Master of Science, "Agricultural Engineer and territories development" from the Institut Supérieur d’Agriculture (ISARA Lyon), he brings his expertise in agro-food/agricultural sectors' analysis and development, strengthening of supplychain actors (producers, private/public actors, agro-food industries...), socio-economic analysis of agricultural chains and his great knowledge of companies in these markets

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Project Manager / Agriculture & Market / France

Julien Gonnet

Holder of a Professional Master II in Sustainable Development from the University of Geneva and a Master I in Geography from the University of Jean Moulin, he brings his expertise in project building and project management on agricultural markets, the use of ICT within the agriculture sector, the implementation of certification (organic, fair...) and engineering training

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Project Manager / Bioenergy & Waste / France

Loïc Simonnot

Engineer in international agro-development from ISTOM, he has high-level expertise recognized by both the public and the private sector, in the shea sector: producers’ organizations, production, processing, marketing and on reducing environmental impacts of processing

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