Career path

Education
• Diplôme d’Agronomie Générale et Diplôme d’Agronomie Approfondie (1975-76) [MSc. General Agronomy and Farming systems], Institut National Agronomique Paris-Grignon.
• Diplôme d’ingénieur agronome de l’Institut National Agronomique de Paris-Grignon (1976) [Agricultural Engineering Diploma].
• Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies de l’Université Paris VII – Jussieu (1979) [MSc. Modelling applied to Ecology].
• Diplôme de l’ORSTOM, Spécialité “Agronomie tropicale”, Paris (1980) [Specialisation in Tropical Agronomy].
• Diplôme de Doctorat de l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure Agronomique de Montpellier. Option “Agro-économie” (1995) [PhD in Agro-economy].

Employment record at IRD – Orstom
• June 1977 – August 1978: Methodological studies for the assessment of the biomass of Sahelian herbaceous formations. MAB project Mare d’Oursi, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
• September 1978 – Octobre 1979: Modelisation of groundnut production in Senegal. MSc. Thesis, University Paris 7.
• Novembre 1979 – April 1980: Evaluation of the social impact of the introduction of light motorisation. Bandama Valley Project, Bouaké, Ivory-Coast.
• May 1980 – November 1982. Reconnaissance study for the delimitation of suitable areas for Transmigration development, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Orstom-Transmigration project, Jakarta, Indonesia.
• December 1982 – August 1985: Comparative study of Transmigration centres in Sumatra, Sulawesi and Kalimantan (Indonesia). Orstom-Transmigration project, Jakarta, Indonesia.
• September 1985 – December 1988: Regional study about Transmigration and spontaneous migration in Lampung (Indonesia). Orstom-Transmigration project, Jakarta, Indonesia.
• January 1989 – June 1989: Preparation of the Coastal Zone Development Model Project (team leader). Orstom and BPPT, Jakarta, Indonesia.
• July 1989 – February 1990: Preparation of the Jambi Project (team leader). Orstom and Biotrop, Bogor, Indonesia.
• March 1990 – July 1991: Agro-economic research of Indonesian indigenous agroforests in Sumatra. Orstom and Biotrop, Bogor, Indonesia.
• August 1991 – August 1996: Academic research about colonisation projects, scientific animation and teaching at Orstom-Montpellier (France). Short term missions in Indonesia.
• September 1996 – September 1999: Reclamation of Imperata cylindrica wastelands in Transmigration areas. Orstom-Transmigration programme, Jakarta, Indonesia.
• August 1997- January 2004: IRD Representative for Indonesia.
• October 1999 – July 2009: Seconded to CIFOR, Bogor, Indonesia. Task manager of the Forest Products and People program in the Bulungan Research Forest project.
• August 2009- February 2011: Acting Program Director Forests and Livelihoods, CIFOR.
• October 2010 – October 2014: Co-Director of the Project PPR-FTH of IRD (Tropical Forests of Central Africa); Seconded scientist at CIFOR, Central Africa Regional Office, Yaoundé (Cameroon).
• October 2014 – present: Scientist at IRD-GRED Montpellier; Seconded scientist at CIFOR, Central Africa Regional Office, Yaoundé (Cameroon).

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