Benoît Dedieu

Benoît Dedieu

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Agricultural Engineer (INA PG, France, 1981) and PhD in Animal Sciences (INA PG, France, 1984) Benoît Dedieu is director of Research at INRAE (French National Research Institute for Food, Agriculture and Environment– France).

He developed research into medium- to long-term livestock farming adaptation pathways in a context of hazards and uncertainties. He also investigated how work (productivity, quality, meaning) interact with livestock management choices and produced several frameworks to analyse work organization (who is doing what task) at different time scales (daily, weekly, seasonal, yearly).

He co-chaired two international Symposium on work in agriculture (2016, 2021) and created with Brazilian colleagues in 2017 the International Association on work in agriculture.

He was head of the Sciences for Action and Transitions Division (ACT), 2012 - 2020, an inter-disciplinary division of INRAE (with agronomists, ecologists and social scientists, 14 research units and 300 agents). A division centered on changes and innovation processes in agriculture, environment and food systems with a focus on the actors and their actions.

He now contributes to the TSARA initiative -Transforming food systems and agriculture through partnership research with African – gathering 20 African institutions INRAE and Cirad.

He also explores what are the conditions for agroecology to create attractive jobs for youth and favour the empowerment of women in Africa.


INRAE Theix, unité DptAct, 63122 Saint Genès Champanelle, France
+33 4 73 62 40 38


Benoit Dedieu, Sandra Contzen, Ruth Nettle, Sandra Mara de Alencar Schiavi, Mohamed Taher Sraïri (2022). The Multiple Influences on the Future of Work in Agriculture: Global Perspectives. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 6, 7p.,

Benoît Dedieu, Ruth Nettle, Sandra Mara de Alencar Schiavi, Mohamed Taher Sraïri, Priscila Duarte Malanski (2022). Which perspectives for work in agriculture? Food for thought for a research agenda. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 6, 857887,

Priscila Duarte Malanski, Sandra Mara de Alencar Schiavi, Benoît Dedieu, Julio César Damasceno. (2022). International research on labor in agri-food value chains: A bibliometric review from web of science. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, Frontiers Media, 6, ⟨10.3389/fsufs.2022.852178⟩.

Priscila Duarte Malanski, Sandra Mara de Alencar Schiavi, Benoît Dedieu  (2019).  Characteristics of "work in agriculture" scientific communities. A bibliometric review » Agron. Sust. Dev.

Benoît Dedieu (2019). Transversal views on work in agriculture. Cahiers Agricultures, 28,

See also

Benoît Dedieu. Le futur du travail en agriculture. Cahiers Agricultures, 2022, 31 (27), pp.1-9.

Modification date : 27 February 2024 | Publication date : 19 December 2017 | Redactor : Priscila Malanski, Isabelle Avelange