On 12th June 2015 a workshop between INRA SAE2 and the LEI WUR (Institute of agricultural economics at the University of Wageningen - Netherlands): "New Perspectives on Food Security" was held in the INRA headquarters in Paris.
Social Sciences, Agriculture and Food, Rural Development and Environment.
The sphere of activities of the Social Science, Agriculture and Food, Rural Development and Environment Division (SAE2) is Economics and Social Sciences applied to food, agriculture, environment and dynamics of regions. Its research aims on the one hand, to understand the functioning and social and economic developments of agriculture, food processing industries, agribusinesses, food with close links to local and global environmental stakes, and on the other hand, to shed light on public debates and public and private decisions.
The division includes 200 researchers and engineers (80% economists and 20% sociologists) in 19 research units located in 11 of the 22 French regions.
The SAE2 division missions are:
- to describe and understand the organization and operation modes of the economic and social world,
- to contribute to analysing and clarifying public and private actors’ decisions by working out and implementing conceptual and operational tools,
- to shed light on debates on the elaboration and assessment of public policies, on preparation and follow-up of European and international negotiations, as well on science/society relationships.