Nathalie Hostiou

Nathalie Hostiou

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INRAE UMR Territoires

Nathalie Hostiou is a researcher at INRAE, with a PhD on animal sciences. She carries out researches on labour in livestock farming systems in different countries in the North and the South. She studies changes in farmers’ work organization and working conditions due to the adoption of agroecological practices or precision livestock farming. She co-authored the Quaework approach to qualify work organization and evaluate its efficiency and flexibility with a deep analysis of how livestock farming system management is involved. She is involved in the animation of several research groups of researchers on work in agriculture.


UMR Territoires, VetAgro Sup - Campus Agronomique de Clermont, 89 Avenue de l'Europe, BP35, 63370 Lempdes, France
+33 4 73 98 29 15


Hostiou N., Jeanneaux P., Duval J., Lebrun M., Nowak B. (2023). Contributions des technologies de précision pour améliorer les conditions de travail dans les élevages agroécologiques : questionnements et perspectives. Natures Sciences Sociétés, ⟨10.1051/nss/2023031⟩. ⟨hal-04195709

Duval, J., Cournut, S., Hostiou, N. (2021). Livestock farmers’ working conditions in agroecological farming systems- A review. Agronomy for Sustainable Development, 41 (22),

Hostiou, N., Vollet, D., Benoit, M., Delfosse, C. (2020). Employment and farmers’ work in European ruminant livestock farms: A review. Journal of Rural Studies, 72: 223-234.

Malanski, P.D., Ingrand, S., Hostiou, N. (2019). A new framework to analyze changes in work organization for permanent employees on livestock farms. Agronomy for Sustainable Development, 39.

Hostiou, N. Fagon, J., Chauvat, S., Turlot, A., Kling-Eveillard, F., Boivin, X., Allain, C. (2017). Impact of precision livestock farming on work and human-animal interactions on dairy farms. A review. BASE, 21, 1-8.Hostiou, N., Dedieu, B. (2012). A method for assessing work productivity and flexibility in livestock farms. Animal, 6 (5), 852-862.

Modification date : 27 February 2024 | Publication date : 20 December 2017 | Redactor : Priscila Malanski, I Avelange