20 September 2023

Redaction: Smart

2023 Seminar SMART - Raphael Lafrogne

Raphael LAFROGNE : Tuesday26th of September 2023

12 September 2023

Our appearances

This Friday, September 15, 2023, the CREM, CREST and SMART research laboratories will come together for the second edition of a day of joint presentations, on the ENSAI site.

12 September 2023

PhD defence

Daniel Diakite will defend his PhD entitled "Cooperative arrangements, environmental investment and performance of agricultural cooperatives" on September 14, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. (Laval University, Québec).

11 September 2023

Our appearances

Chantal Le Mouël gave a talk on 7 September as part of the "Les sciences pour tous" ("Science for everyone") series of conferences organised by the INRAE Occitanie-Toulouse Centre.


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.