In this issue, we introduce our newest member Jacques Loyat (France). To this date, we have 52 members covering 21 European countries. If you would like to become a member, please send your request through our website
Jacques is an agro-economist. He has a career of teaching, research and development, he is an expert on agricultural policy and land issue. Jacques has been in charge of analysing and monitoring agricultural policies in the French public administration, he is also a co-author of the international expertise IAASTD (International
Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development). He is also an associate researcher at CIRAD. Originally, he was involved in projects observations of agricultural practices on the territories and OAM (observatory of the world's agricultures), project currently carried out by the FAO (WAW - World Agriculture Watch). He is also a member of many bodies: Board of Directors of AVSF (Agronomists and Veterinarians Without Borders), RURALTER, Skills Committee (emanation AVSF). He is also a member of AGTER (Association for the Improvement of Governance of Land, Water and Natural Resources): monitoring the land issue in FMAT (World Forum for access to land) and of the Agricultural Policy Committee of ATTAC -France: a reflection on the earth as common good and scarce resource income-generating, under the growing influence of finance.