The project holders

The monitoring committee of the dictionary is composed of scientific editors and the project manager Véronique Batifol. They are associated with more than 170 authors and their partners and supporters for their contributions.

Our publishers

Véronique Batifol

Documentalist, Strategic Watch and Information Engineering Officer, Action, Transitions and Territories Department (ACT), INRAE Toulouse

Simon Giuliano

Research professor in agronomy, PURPAN, INRAE Toulouse, UMR AGIR

Marie-Benoît Magrini

Research Engineer in Economics, INRAE Toulouse, UMR AGIR

Nathalie Couix

Research Fellow in Organizational Sciences, INRAE Toulouse, UMR AGIR

Christine Feuillet-Coudray

Director of Research in Human Nutrition, INRAE ​​Montpellier, UMR DMEM

Hélène Gross

Biodiversity and agroecology project manager – Head of the Impact and Open Innovation division at ACTA

Alain Ducos

Professor in animal genetics, National Veterinary School of Toulouse (ENVT), INRAE ​​Toulouse, UMR GenPhySE

Edith Le Cadre – Barthelemy

Professor in functional ecology, Rennes/Angers agro institute

Catherine Darrot

Research Fellow in sociology, Rennes-Angers agro institute

Our authors

The dictionary of agroecology associates a diversity of authors in the writing of definitions. More than 170 authors are mobilized for the dictionary. A wide range of disciplines from the biotechnical sciences and the humanities and social sciences are represented: sociology, economics, zootechnics, geography, ecology, agronomy, organizational sciences, etc. In the same way, the diversity of generational affiliation and the institutional and professional attachment of the authors represents a source of plurality of approaches, styles and points of view from which the dictionary benefits. Each definition is written, according to precise specifications, by one or more scientific experts, sometimes accompanied by professional partners and actors from the agricultural world, such as the National Botanical Conservatory, the Scientific Interest Groups (GIS), the Regional Nature Parks, the Chambers of Agriculture, the Agricultural Technical Institutes, etc., as well as students from Toulouse schools of higher education in agrobiosciences

Dear reader of this site: For each author of the definitions already online, you will find the Name and the First name, the defined term(s) or concept(s), the status and his email contact.

We are currently looking for interested scientists to contribute.

Our partners



The École Nationale Supérieure Agronomique de Toulouse (ENSAT) which integrates in the training curriculum of the 3rd year of the AGREST specialization “AGRoEcology of the Production System to the Territory”, the co-writing of definitions with INRAE scientists, teacher-researchers of the INP-Toulouse or of other research and teaching organizations



The PURPAN School of Engineering, which integrates into the curriculum of 5th year students the co-writing of definitions with INRAE scientists, teacher-researchers from INP-Toulouse or other research and teaching organizations.


The National School of Audiovisual of Toulouse (ENSAV) which realizes through internships of students in University Diploma of Research and Creation in Audiovisual (DURCA) the videos associated with the written definitions of the dictionary.

Our supporters



INRAE through the scientists of the research units who write the written definitions of the terms of the dictionary and accompany the realization of the videos: Joint Research Units AGIR, DYNAFOR, GenPhyse and other research units outside Toulouse.

The ACT – INRAE department, whose mission is to characterize and support transformations in agri-food systems, socio-ecosystems and territories. It supports the agro-ecology dictionary because it is an initiative that makes it possible to disseminate the knowledge produced by research to a diversity of actors: students, teachers, actors in the agricultural sector and citizens.

The direction for the Open Science (DipSO – INRAE) by the support of the Num4Sci pole for the construction of vocabulary and the creation and maintenance of the web support.

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The Occitanie Region

The Occitanie Region through the financing of the PSDR4 Occitanie program, the agro-ecology dictionary having been linked to the ATA-RI research project “Accompaniment of Agroecological Transformations – Research Intervention”.