Frédéric Maillard (jan. 2015 – jan. 2017)

Frédéric Maillard is an engineer in Agricultural Techniques from ENESAD (Dijon, 1994).

From 1995 to 1997, he was in charge of logistic, experimentation, monitoring and advising in integrated pest management for FREDEC and farmers.

From 1997 to 2004, he worked in CTIFL of Balandran (30), as quality manager, controller in the fruit tree certification service and national coordinator in implementation of a healthy raspberry plants supply chain.

After a professional coaching training and a graduate master in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, he became an independent consultant and trainer in Nîmes from 2005 to 2014, helping very small company managers (decision support, economic development) and supervising practice analysis teams.

Since January 2015, he joined the ELSA – Social Team, as a research engineer in the UMR-ITAP of Irstea, within the ANR project DESIRABLE (Designing the Insect bioRefinery to contribute to a more sustainABLE agro-food-industry), evaluating and selecting best industry scenarios and contributing to Social Life Cycle Assessment.

Ibrahima Bocoum (2012 – present)

Ibrahima Bocoum, born in 1982, is an Economist. He holds a PhD from the University of Montpellier 1, defended in April 2011. His PhD thesis focuses on the analysis of food consumption behavior of households in the Sahel, in relation to poverty. In 2011, he worked at the Centre for International Cooperation in Agronomic Research for Development (CIRAD), as a Research Fellow, on the relationship between agrobiodiversity and food security. Between 2006 and 2012, he taught at the Universities of Montpellier 1 and Montpellier 3, and at the Centre for Studies and Research on International Development (CERDI). In 2012 and 2013, he was also a consultant in charge of surveys and data analyzes for Oxfam Great Britain and the World Bank.

He joined the ELSA team in September 2012 and is currently working on Social Life Cycle Assessment, as a Post-doctoral Fellow funded by the National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture (IRSTEA). His work focuses on the construction of a new “pathway” on income inequality, to measure the impacts of economic activities generated by a life cycle on health and poverty. He works closely with Catherine Macombe and performs some of his research at the Interuniversity Research Center for Life Cycle of Products, Processes and Services (CIRAIG) in Montreal.

Pauline Feschet (2009-2014)

PhD student, CIRAD, Montpellier

Pauline Feschet is graduated from Economics University of Montpellier 1 and from Montpellier Supagro. After working on energy balance of fruit and vegetable importation supply chains at Cirad, she follows a PhP thesis since June 2009, contributing to the development of a method for assessing social and economic impacts of products throughout their life cycle (Social Life Cycle analysis). The scope is the agricultural sectors, especially the banana supply chain.

Topics: Social life cycle assessment, economics, banana

Catherine Macombe

Dr Catherine Macombe HdR, is an agronomist and an ingénieur des Ponts, des Eaux et des Forêts. She helds a PhD in Management Science from Clermont Ferrand I University, and the HdR (habilitation à diriger la recherche) in Management Sciences. She is a researcher at Cemagref since 2002, and joined the ITAP research Unit at Irstea Montpellier, in October 2009. She is working on the delivering of methods devoted to assess social impacts caused by future or past changes along the life cycle of products. She is collaborating with about fifteen social scientists, within the group ELSA-social LCA. Theses are dealing mainly with food product industries, but the methods might be relevant for other fields.


Topic: Social Life cycle assessment