The scientific committee

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A scientific committee to provide support and counsel.

Because an interdisciplinary approach sparks innovation, the scientific committee brings together a panel of multidisciplinary experts from research, civil society or institutions so as to benefit from a wide-ranging expertise.
The scientific committee is composed of a representative from each of our partner institutions. They are international experts on food systems and international cooperation with work experience at the UN, in research universities, or with civil society projects. This network involves actors specialized in diverse disciplines such as agronomy, politics, geography, urban planning, economy, food security, social sciences, etc.

Their missions are the following :
# Provide advice pertaining to the overall aims and strategy of the project
# Offer feedback on the scientific and methodological aspects
# Support the creation and monitoring of student volunteer groups collaborating with the project

Hélène Hampartzoumian

Project manager, Climate, Agriculture, Sustainable Development and cooperation within Europe
DAECT- Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Nicolas Bricas

Director, UNESCO Chair in
World Food Systems
Food Socioeconomics researcher, CIRAD
IPES Food member

Maurizio Mariani

President, Risteco Consortium
Founder, project Eating City

Damien Conaré

General Secretary, UNESCO Chair in World Food Systems

Thierry Giordano

Decentralized cooperation expert
DAECT-Ministry of Foreign Affairs, seconded to the FAO

Guido Santini

Programme Coordinator
Food for the Cities, FAO

Cécile Michel

Milan Pact Secretariat

Nathalie Corade

Bordeaux Sciences Agro

Catherine André

Professor, Institut d'Aménagement,
de Tourisme et d'Urbanisme, Université Bordeaux 3

Cécile Broutin

Professor in agroeconomy, Université Bordeaux Montaigne
Researcher, CIRAD seconded to the GRET

Yannick Sencébé

Professor in sociology, AgroSup Dijon
Researcher, UMR CESAER, INRA

Marie Ben Othmen

Lecturer in agroeconomy and urban agriculture
Research team INTERACT
Institut Polytechnique UniLaSalle

Jennifer Buyck

Lecturer in architecture and urban planning, Institut d'Urbanisme et de Géographie Alpine
Resercher, laboratoire PACTE

Amélie Artis

Lecturer in economy, Sciences Po Grenoble
Resercher, laboratoire PACTE

Magali Talandier

Lecturer in urban planning
Institut d'Urbanisme et de Géographie Alpine
Resercher and deputy-director of the laboratoire PACTE

Philippe Fleury

Lecturer in agronomy, ISARA Lyon
Research Director, Agriculture, Food Systems and Territories Department

Laurence Rocher

Lecturer in urban planning, Institut d'Urbanisme de Lyon
Researcher, UMR Environment, City and Society

Michel Basset

Lecturer in political sciences, Sciences Po Lyon

Muriel Maillefert

Lecturer in urban planning, Université Lyon 3 Jean Moulin

Xavier Giraud

Lecturer in geosciences, Université Aix-Marseille
Resercher, CEREGE

Jean-Noël Consales

Lecturer in urban planning and geography, Université Aix-Marseille
Resercher, UMR TELEMME

Sébastien Gadal

Lecturer in geography, Université Aix-Marseille
Researcher, Laboratoire CNRS ESPACE

Christine Aubry

Research engineer in urban agriculture, INRA hors classe
Consultant professor, AgroParisTech

Mohamed Merdji

Lecturer in economy,
Audencia Nantes
Director or the LESMA

Francis Willequet

Professor in urban food security management, LaSalle Beauvais

Lauren Lecuyer

Professor in food and agriculture related challenges in the global south, Sciences Po Paris

Jean-Jacques Gabas

Lecturer in economy, Sciences Po Paris
Seconded researcher, CIRAD UMR ARTDEV

George-André Simon

Professor and expert in
food security in the global south,
Roma III University

Carlos Huenchuelo

Professor in agricultural economics and rural development
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile

Pilar Alejandra Jano Martinez

Professor in agroeconomy
Universidad Adolfo Ibañez, Valparaiso, Chile

Jesus Hernandez Ruiz

Professor in agronomy and coordinator of the agrifood program
University of Guanajuato, Mexico

Armando Rucoba Garcia

Professor in agronomy and director of agronomy department
University of Guanajuato, Mexico

Abdessalam El Khanchoufi

Professor in environment, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University of Fez, Morocco

Ali Bennasr

Professor in geography
University of Sfax, Tunisia


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