PEPIN Antonin

PEPIN Antonin


Ph.D. student at CTIFL / INRAE

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

Expertise: Agronomy

Keywords: Environmental assessment, life cycle assessment, vegetable farms, organic farming


Ph.D. thesis subject: "Environmental performance of organic vegetable farms"

Vegetable production in organic agriculture (OA) relies upon a wide variety of production systems that range from low-diversity, high-input farms similar to conventional agriculture to highly diversified micro-farms inspired by permaculture and bio-intensive market gardening. Their environmental performance is unknown.

The thesis will assess the environmental performance of OA market gardening systems located on a gradient ranging from simple systems, intensive in external inputs, to complex systems, intensive in agroecology. To do so, it will use life cycle assessment (LCA), a systemic and multi-criteria approach to environmental assessment. The LCA methodological framework will be adapted to the assessment of complex and diversified agricultural systems, particularly with regard to their multifunctionality and biodiversity assessment, and applied to a network of vegetable farms.


Modification date : 06 February 2023 | Publication date : 11 March 2022 | Redactor : SAS