Patrick CARON was born in 1962. He holds PhD in veterinary sciences and in development geography. His works relate to livestock systems and territorial dynamics, in particular to the role of territories in rural change, notably in Brazil, southern Africa and the Near East. He has had more than 100 articles published in international peer review journals and congress proceedings.
He is CIRAD Director General in charge of Research and Strategy since 2010, having previously been Scientific Director of its “Territories, Environment and People” department from 2001 to 2004 and Director of its “Environment and Societies” department from 2007 to 2010.
He has been involved in many expertise initiatives (e.g. IAASTD, ISPC Stripe review) and is a member of numerous institutional and governance bodies (Advisory Boards and Reviews editing boards).