GRECAT: Agricultural Economics Research
ISA Lille’s Agricultural Economics research unit, Groupe de Recherches et d’Etudes Concertées sur l’Agriculture et les Territoires (GRECAT), offers an accompaniment to Regional Councils and agricultural professionals through the use of classical surveys or observatories.
To accomplish this mission, the GRECAT has developed for 10 years a tool named OPCRA® (Permanent Observatory of the Rural and Agricultural Change). The results of the different OPCRA® in the region, statistics and cartographies concerning different collective regional organizations are displayed on the internet site.
The GRECAT also contributes to give technico-economic approach or study social perception into several research projects, in partnership with other research teams.
- Establishment of rural and agricultural dynamics by observatories (OPCRA)
- Direct markets and their stakes for farmers and local councils
- Agricultural future markets and farmers’ strategies
- Agricultural raw materials markets : financialization and price volatility impact on farms management (economic and financial theme based on econometric models)