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International Association on Work in Agriculture

Benoît Dedieu

Benoît Dedieu

Director of Research at the INRA (French National Institute for Agricultural Research – France). Agricultural Engineer (INA PG, France, 1981) and PhD in Animal Sciences (INA PG, France, 1984). Initiator of the creation of a research and extension community on work in livestock farming (with the French Livestock Institute).

Head of the Sciences for Action and Development Division (, an inter-disciplinary division of the INRA (with technical and social scientists) centered on innovation processes in agriculture, environment and food systems.

Is also developing research into i) medium- to long-term livestock farming adaptation pathways in a context of hazards and uncertainties and ii) into the way the local territorial context marks questions of livestock farming development.


INRA SAD, Theix, 63122 Saint Genès Champanelle, France

Tel: +33 4 73 62 40 38



Hostiou, N., Dedieu, B. 2012. A method for assessing work productivity and flexibility in livestock farms. Animal, 6(5), 852-862.

Dedieu, B., Servière, G. 2012. Vingt ans de recherche-développement sur le travail en élevage: acquis et perspectives. INRA Productions animales, 25(2), 85-100.

Dedieu, B., Cournut, S., Fiorelli, C., Hostiou, N., Madelrieux, S. 2012. Changes in work in livestock farms: from general trends to the implications on LFS approaches. In 63th Annual Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production. 27-31 August 2012, Bratislava, Slovaquie. Wageningen Academic Publishers.

Madelrieux, S., Dedieu, B., Dobremez, L., Girard, N. 2009. Patterns of work organisation in livestock farms: The ATELAGE approach. Livestock Science 121 (1):28‑37.