Innovation and Development in Agriculture and Food - UMR Innovation
Its research covers the whole of the innovation process, from understanding players’ reasons for innovating to analysing the effects of those innovations on development. It also works on the methods required to support players who innovate. It works in France and overseas. The UMR's interdisciplinary project is a pool of expertise in agricultural sciences and social sciences (economics, sociology-ethnology, anthropology, geography, management sciences, and law).
The situations studied relate to several thematic fields: agricultural production systems, food product markets and access to food, land use planning and urban farming, and R&D and consultancy organizations. Those topics are addressed on several scales (farm, territory, market, etc), with the emphasis on case studies and comparisons.