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International Association on Work in Agriculture

Gérard Servière

Gérard Servière

Animal scientist, program leader in the “Livestock Work and Society" division of the French Livestock Institute (France). Head of the Joint Technological Network « Work in Livestock Farming » (RMT Travail) (

The RMT travail has been certified since 2007 by the French Ministry of Agriculture. This development-research-training system brings together 32 partners (Technical Institutes, Chambers of Agriculture, Research Organisations, Higher and Vocational Education, Heads of Networks) to support the transformations of labour in livestock farms and develop advisory mechanisms. There is a proven collegiality that allows knowledge sharing of topics for future studies and research, as well as for cross-cutting activities between disciplines (technical and social sciences) and sectors (herbivores and granivores). The RMT Travail is ready to develop its activities throughout Europe and others countries.

The expertise includes:

  • Training, consulting methods, management of paid workers in livestock farms.
  • Coordination of the construction of national references on working time (640 farms in five animal sectors: cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and poultry) - 2010.
  • coordination of the theme "Social sustainability" of the RMT "labour in livestock farming", in charge of the transfer of knowledge and relevant tools to advisors and livestock



Cournut S., et al. , 2016. Transformations in work organization in farms: Work organization in livestock farms: experiences from the use of the work assessment method. In: International Symposium on Work in Agriculture. Maringa, Brazil. 8-11 November 2016.

Cournut S., Serviere G., Hostiou N., Chauvat  S., Dedieu B., 2010. L’organisation du travail en exploitations familiales d’élevage. Enseignements d’une analyse comparée conduite en France, en Amérique latine et au Vietnam. Cah.Agric., 19(5), 338-347. : 1-10.

Dedieu B., Servière G., 2012. Vingt ans de recherche : développement sur le travail en élevage : acquis et perspectives. In : Numéro spécial, Travail en élevage. INRA Prod. Anim., 25, 85-100.

Cournut S., Chauvat S. 2012. L'organisation du travail en exploitations d'élevage : analyse de 630 Bilan Travail réalisés dans huit filières animales. In : Numéro spécial, INRA Productions animales Travail en élevage.

Dedieu, B., Serviere G. 1999. La méthode Bilan Travail et son application. Options Méditerranéennes. Série A: Séminaires Méditerranéens (France).