Michele Schiavo

PhD student


PhD topic

Modelling the transition of agri-food systems: between planetary boundaries and social justice.

This PhD is focused on the agricultural modelling and the socio-economic analysis of the French and European agri-food sectors. First, the impacts of an agroecological transition of European agriculture on land use, trade balance and food security in the EU and other regions of the world will be studied. Then, the consequences of such a transition will be evaluated from a socio-economic point of view in the French and European agri-food sector. Finally, the consequences of trade protection measures adopted by an agro-ecological Europe will be studied in terms of trade balance, food prices, employment, and farmers’ income.

  • Supervisor: Chantal Le Mouël, INRAE, UMR SMART, 35000 Rennes, France
  • Co-supervisor : Pierre-Marie Aubert, IDDRI, 75006 Paris, France

Research topics

  • Agricultural economics
  • Market and trade modelling and land-use change
  • Agri-food sector modelling

Selected recent publications

  • Schiavo, M., Le Mouël, C., Poux, X., & Aubert, P. M. (2021).
    "An agroecological Europe by 2050: What impact on land use, trade and global food security?"
    IDDRI-Institut du Développement Durable et des Relations Internationales; Sciences Po.
  • Aubert, P. M., Gardin, B., Huber, É., Schiavo, M., & Alliot, C. (2021).
    "Designing Just Transition Pathways: A Methodological Framework to Estimate the Impact of Future Scenarios on Employment in the French Dairy Sector.
    Agriculture, 11(11), 1119.
  • Poux, X., Schiavo, M., (2021).
    "Modelling an agroecological UK in 2050 – findings from TYFAREGIO"
    IDDRI-Institut du Développement Durable et des Relations Internationales; Sciences Po.
  • Schiavo, M., & Aubert, P. M. (2020)
    "Pour une transition protéique réussie: quelles mesures prendre?"
     IDDRI-Institut du Développement Durable et des Relations Internationales; Sciences Po.
  • Pellerin, S., Bamière, L., Launay, C., Martin, R., Schiavo, M., Angers, D., ... & Rechauchère, O. (2020).
    "Stocker du carbone dans les sols français. Quel potentiel au regard de l’objectif 4 pour 1000 et à quel coût?"
  • Coppens d’Eeckenbrugge, G., Schiavo, M., Caron, E., Ongwen, D., Ireri Kamau, J., Rono, B., & Leclerc, C. (2019).
    "Worldwide interconnections of Africa using crops as historical and cultural markers."
     Les Cahiers d’Afrique de l’Est/The East African Review, (52), 7-41. 

Work in progress

Modification date : 24 February 2023 | Publication date : 28 April 2022 | Redactor : SMART