Members of the ASTER team

Higher Education Institution Agronomy, food, environment


A scientific policy focusing on agroecology and sustainable food systems.


Christophe David Vice-Dean

Perrine Vandenbroucke

Dr. Perrine Vandenbroucke, Geography
Expertise: Relationships between agriculture and territories, agricultural and rural policies


Farmers, periurban agriculture, familial and community gardens, public policies for environment, networks, land management



  • Agricultural Policy
  • Public policies, landscape management and rural development
  • Farm system, networks and extension system
  • Farm system, farmers, networks and extension services



  • TERRAE : Agoecology Territories : Transitions towards sustainable agricultural and food systems, France
  • JASSUR: Urban Community Gardens and sustainable cities, France
  • PASSAGES: Ecological corridors in agricultural landscapes of the Rhône-Alpes region, France



  • 2011: ISARA-Lyon
  • 2007-2013: PhD Fellow, Geography, Laboratoire d’études rurales, Université Lyon 2, France. Thesis: Territorialization of farm system: from a sectoral farm system to a territorial
  • farm system. Farm systems, farmers and territories in the Monts du Lyonnais and in the French part of Flanders from 1970 to 2010.
  • 2001-2005: Double degree Engineer and Msc in Geography at AgroParisTech, Paris, France. Thesis: Dynamics and sustainability of farm system in Budapest region


  • Vandenbroucke P., 2014, Le maintien d'une élite agricole au cœur de la définition des orientations territoriales dans les Monts du Lyonnais (1970-2010), Les élites agricoles et rurales : concurrences et complémentarités des projets, Presses Universitaires de Rennes, Rennes : 195-210
  • Dervillé M., Vandenbroucke P., Bazin G., 2012, Abolition of the quota system and regulation of the dairy industry: patrimonial conditions for preserving mountain dairy farming, Revue de la régulation, Vol. 12, [En ligne],. URL :
  • Vandenbroucke P., Fehér I., 2011, The dynamics and sustainability of farm businesses in Budapest region, Economie rurale, n°325-326: 100-113
  • Molnar A., Vandenbroucke P., 2010, Structural and land use change of farms in the periurban area of Budapest _ Case study of Veresegyhàz subregion, Studies in Agricultural Economics, vol. 112: 83-96
  • Vandenbroucke P., Pluvinage J., 2010, Transformation of fodder systems in the "Monts du Lyonnais": interactions between farmers and territorial stakeholders, ISDA, Innovation and Sustainable Development in Agriculture, Montpellier, 28 juin-1er juillet.



ASTER Department

+33(0)4 27 85 86 71