07 December 2023

Redaction: SMART

Our job offers

SMART is looking for candidates for a Master 2 internship on the link between international trade and the use of water resources in agriculture.

05 December 2023

Our appearances

Kossi Messanh Agbekponou will be taking part in the 2023 annual conference of the International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium (IATRC) from December 10 to 12 in Clearwater Beach, Florida (USA).

05 December 2023

PhD Defence

Marie Lassalas will defend her PhD entitled "Impacts of environmental standards on farms" on December 21, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. (Institut Agro Rennes-Angers, Rennes campus, Moule Auditorium).

24 November 2023

Our appearances

On November 9, 2023, Carl Gaigné took part in the CIAg "Agricultural specialization or diversity in territories: issues, interests and limits, transition conditions" organized at ENSAT in Toulouse.


The Research Unit SMART was officially created on January 2017, first with the name 'SMART-LERECO', in the continuity of a scientific project that brought together, throughout the period 2011-2016, economists from the Unit SMART of Rennes and the Unit LERECO of Nantes. Starting on January 1st, 2022, 'SMART-LERECO' changes its name to 'SMART', a short name being obviously more convenient, and acknowledging that the contracted name 'SMART' was much more widely used by our colleagues and ourselves than its full counterpart 'SMART-LERECO'. It is also a question of saluting the successful integration of the work of the members of the UMR - whether they are from the Rennes, Nantes or Angers sites - around questions relating to Agricultural Structures and Markets, Resources and Territories. This Research Unit brings together some 60 people (including about 30 researchers and teachers-researchers) from INRAE's Ecosocio department (at the Rennes and Nantes sites) and Agrocampus-Ouest (Sites of Rennes and Angers).

The shared ambition of our collective is to create a research and teaching group in economy of agriculture, agri-food and environment, recognized internationally for the quality of its work not only academic but also in expertise. Our scientific project aims to give priority to four themes: the behavior of agricultural producers and public regulations; Markets, agriculture and development; Industrial strategies of agri-food enterprises in a globalized economy; Organization and performance of agricultural and food chains.