Benoit Faivre-Dupaigre

Benoît Faivre-Dupaigre

Research Officer
Agricultural economics, policy and project evaluation, analysis of rural systems adaptation to climate change


Benoît Faivre-Dupaigre is an agronomist and has a PhD in agro-economics from AgroParisTech, specializing in agricultural development and policy.

Benoît coordinates research programs on climate change and the resilience of agricultural systems in the Economic Diagnostics and Public Policies Department, after having spent five years working as project team leader in an operations division of AFD.

He has endeavored to frame theoretical thinking on development around the real-world practice of managing the agricultural sector. After studying planned economies (thesis on the agricultural development of the German Democratic Republic) and then their transition to a market economy (as head of a European Union project in post-revolution Romania), he assisted French farmers within the Permanent Assembly of Chambers of Agriculture during the first reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (1992), and then did research on mountain policy.

During the period marked by intense trade negotiations (World Trade Organization, Economic Partnership Agreements) and African regional integration processes, Benoît assisted developing countries from 1998 on, through numerous studies and program assessments at the Institut de recherche et d’application des méthodes de développement (IRAM - Institute for Research and Application of Development Methods). He worked at the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs during the 2008 agricultural price crisis to collaborate on efforts to improve global governance of food security (creation of the Committee on World Food Security, G7, and G20 negotiations). From 2011 to 2015, he was an advisor to the executive secretary of the Nepad agency based in South Africa.

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