Stéphane Bellon

stephaneI am an agronomist, in charge of the Inra programme on Organic  Farming research. I am based in Avignon Inra-Paca. I am attached to the SAD (Sciences for Action and Development) division and contributes to its programme on Agroecology for Action.

My interest in agroecology started in 1986 with the reading of the french translation of a seminal book from M. Altieri. This concern was reactivated during the last decade during visits and participation to congresses in Brazil, interactions with American colleagues (from California and Nebraska) and discussions with European scholars and stakeholders interested in agroecology.

I participated in launching the ISSAE project, while contributing to “mapping” agroecology at international and national levels.