[Defended thesis] Giffona Loysell Justinia Hanitravelo: Impact of digital development on farm performance and agglomeration

Giffona Loysell Justinia Hanitravelo is one of the #DigitAg labelled PhDs

He defended his thesis on Tuesday 15th December.


Impact of digital development on farm performance and agglomeration

  • Start Date: October 2017
  • University: Bretagne Loire – AgroCampus Ouest
  • PhD School: EDGE, Rennes
  • Field(s): Economics
  • Doctoral Thesis Advisor: Damien Rousselière (Prof. AgroCampus Ouest)
  • Co-supervisors: Nejla Ben Arfa et Mohamed Ghali (ESA LARESS, Angers)
  • Funding: ESA Angers et Région de Pays de la Loire
  • #DigitAg: Axis 1 – Challenges 1 & 6

Keywords: Agglomeration, agricultural digital technology, performance, French farms

Abstract: All firm attempt to improve their economic performance, however in our modern-day world, they must be also concerned about their environmental performance. New digital technologies are seen as a new source of performance and innovation gain. In this thesis we will examine whether these technologies can improve the farm’s economic and environmental performance. Also, we will investigate how far these technologies influence the agglomeration and the concentration of agricultural activities by releasing the constraints of geographical proximity for the accumulation of knowledge (spillover of knowledge localized) and/or by reducing the congestion factors related in particular to regulations and to the environmental nuisances.

Contact:  g.justinia [AT] groupe-esa.com

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