Professor Emeritus at Agrocampus (Ecole d’Agronomie) Rennes. Ingénieur Agronome (rennes), licencié es sciences économiques (U of Paris), phD (University of Minnesota). From 1969 to 1989 affiliated with INRA with a two year period at the Ministry of finance and short term leaves to work at OECD. From 1989 through 1997, Professor and Chair of the Economics department at Ecole d’Agronomie de Rennes. Has done expert work for the European Commission, OECD, FAO, the World Bank. Has Spent Sabbatical periods at the University of Minnesota, and at the London School of Economics. Has served as president of the Société Française d’Economie rurale.
He is co-author of the report published by Jacques Delors Institute: CAP reform beyond 2013: An idea for a longer view