French Scientific Committee on Desertification

Comité Scientifique Français de la Désertification
Requier Desjardins Mélanie - Membre du CSFD

Requier-Desjardins Mélanie

Environmental economist, trainer and researcher  at IAMM-CIHEAM, Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Montpellier. Coordination of Master, UMR MOISA (Montpellier, France).

Main activities

Mélanie Requier-Desjardins specializes on the socio-economics of desertification and land degradation, specifically in the MENA and sub-Saharan Africa regions.

Since 1998, her research work is focused on socio-economics and environmental change in dryland areas from two main perspectives: long-term understanding of the interactions between different types of rules of access to natural resources and natural resources availability for enhancing rural development process, from institutional perspectives in particular; and the valuation of social and economic costs and benefits of desertification process and of actions to combat desertification. Dr Requier-Desjardins has followed up the UNCCD negotiations since 2005.

Her PhD (2001) is on pastoral land tenure issues in sub-Saharan Africa.

(Co-)author of the following CSFD document(s)
2020 - Dossier thématique
- N° 13
2007 - Dossier thématique
- N° 6
2007 - Dossier thématique
- N° 5
2005 - Dossier thématique
- N° 1