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A model economic research engineer for France’s forests

Ahmed Barkaoui is an engineer at the Bureau for Economic Theory and Applications (BETA) in Nancy* - part of INRA’s Social Sciences, Agriculture and Food, Rural Development and Environment Division (SAE2). For more than 15 years now, this low-key mathematician/statistician, who is, however, an expert in his field, has focussed on developing economic models of the French forestry sector designed to anticipate and plan for changes and trends in that area.


Christine Charlot ready for service!

Christine Charlot has a laugh unlike any other, and it’s hard not to appreciate her cheery disposition and boundless energy. She paved her own career path with great strides, between both Paris and Bordeaux. Her work has no secrets for her, she knows the ins and outs of INRA like the back of her hand, and her attentiveness is widely appreciated. Currently Director of research support services at INRA’s Nouvelle-Aquitaine-Bordeaux site and General Secretary of the joint INRA-Cirad-Ifremer Ethics Committee, this year’s Research Support Award recognises her long and fruitful career at the Institute.