CAROF Matthieu

CAROF Matthieu


Scientist at Institut Agro / SAS

Phone: (+33) 2 23 48 54 77


Address: Institut Agro, UMR SAS, 65 rue de St-Brieuc, CS 84215, 35042 Rennes Cedex, France

Expertise: Agronomy, Agroecology

Keywords: Crop diversification, Cropping system / farming system design, Multi-criteria assessment, Sustainable agricultural systems


Leader of the research axis "Agricultural System Design" (axe Conception) of SAS research unit
Co-organiser of the 18th ESA Congress (2024)

Current research topic

The focus of my research is on the design and assessment of agricultural systems that exploit the benefits of plant diversity in conjunction with animal production. The long term implications of such systems will also be of interest to me.

Latest projects

  • C-DIVERS : Contribution of diversified low-input cropping systems and hedgerows to supporting the multifunctionality of mixed crop-livestock agroecosystems
  • FAST : Facilitating public action to reduce the use of pesticides
  • EIDER : Resilience & sustainability of grass-based dairy systems in Brittany
  • SEGAE : Development of a serious game for teaching agroecology

Teaching experience

Recent productions

  • Matthieu Carof. Contribution à la conception et l’évaluation de systèmes agricoles diversifiés, durables et résilients. Mémoire pour l'obtention de l'Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches. Université de Rennes (2023). 10.17180/6y37-c671
  • Matthieu Carof, Olivier Godinot, et Edith Le Cadre. Biodiversity-based cropping systems: A long-term perspective is necessary. Science of The Total Environment 838 156022 (2022). 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.156022
  • Julia Jouan, Matthieu Carof, et al. SEGAE: An online serious game to learn agroecology. Agricultural Systems 191 103145 (2021). 10.1016/j.agsy.2021.103145
  • Julia Jouan, Aude Ridier, et Matthieu Carof. SYNERGY: A regional bio-economic model analyzing farm-to-farm exchanges and legume production to enhance agricultural sustainability. Ecological Economics 175 106688 (2020). 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2020.106688
  • Julia Jouan, Aude Ridier, et Matthieu Carof. Legume production and use in feed: analysis of levers to improve protein self-sufficiency from foresight scenarios. Journal of Cleaner Production 274 123085 (2020). 10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.123085
  • Julia Jouan, Aude Ridier, et Matthieu Carof. Economic drivers of legume production: Approached via opportunity costs and transaction costs. Sustainability 11(3) 705 (2019). 10.3390/su11030705
  • Matthieu Carof, Olivier Godinot, et Aude Ridier. Diversity of protein-crop management in western France. Agronomy for Sustainable Development 39(2) 15 (2019). 10.1007/s13593-019-0561-7
  • Matthieu Carof, et Olivier Godinot. A free online tool to calculate three Nitrogen-related indicators for farming systems. Agricultural Systems 162 28-33 (2018). 10.1016/j.agsy.2018.01.015

See also

HAL INRAE (INRAE’s Open Access Repository)
ResearchGate: Matthieu_Carof
OCRID: 0000-0001-6991-9419 J-4945-2013
Scopus ID : 23093193400

Modification date: 21 February 2024 | Publication date: 27 August 2021 | By: Matthieu Carof