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Carla Barlagne

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Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences
Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences
Rural & Agricultural Economist
carla barlagne@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

Carla Barlagne is a researcher in agricultural and rural economics working in the Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences (SEGS) research group at the James Hutton Institute.

She has a background in agronomy, agricultural economics and behavioural economics. Prior to joining The James Hutton Institute she has received her PhD from The University of the French West Indies and the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) and carried a one-year postdoc at INRA (Guadeloupe, French West Indies/Paris, France).

Her research investigates the generation, uptake and development of various forms of innovation (technological, organisational or social innovation) within socio-ecological systems.  She focuses on understanding the barriers and enabling factors of innovation. She also explores the link between the management of agrobiodiversity and the resilience of food chains.

Carla uses a system approach to solving research questions and implements a variety of qualitative and quantitative tools such as:

  • Social Network Analysis
  • Statistical and econometric analysis: factor analysis, discrete choice modelling
  • Valuation techniques such as choice experiment
  • Experimental economics and laboratory experiments
  • Surveys (face to face, focus groups, internet)
  • Scenario planning

Current research interests

  • SIMRA: H2020 project Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas (SIMRA No: 677622 - SIMRA – RIA, Topic: ISIB-03-2015 - Unlocking the growth potential of rural areas through enhanced governance and social innovation (SI); duration: April 2016-2020) funded by the European Commission (EUR 5 577.203,75 Euros) http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/200385_en.html  and www.simra-h2020.eu. The SIMRA project seeks to fill a knowledge gap in understanding and enhancing SI in marginalised rural areas by advancing the state-of-the-art in SI and connected governance mechanisms in agriculture and forestry sectors and in rural development in general. Carla’s contributes to this project by having scientific coordination activities as well as research activities. Her research question focuses on understanding of the factors and conditions of emergence, uptake and diffusion of social innovation in the forestry and agro-forestry sector.
  • RESAS Research Programme (2016-2021):Scottish Rural Industries response to changes. Work package 2.4.2. : Agricultural restructuring and farm diversification. This project involves qualitative and quantitative analysis of the uptake of innovative and diversification activities at the farm level in response to changes such as the CAP reforms or the Brexit as well as the global engagement of farmers.
  • RESAS Research Programme(2016-2021). Work package 2.3.2. Protecting the genetic diversity of key resources in Scotland. This work involves understanding the links between the management of the agrobiodiversity of potatoes and the resilience of the food chain.

Past research

  • Foresight study on Guadeloupean agriculture up to the horizon 2040:(COREDEF – PRDAR 2009-2013) (Strategic Committee for Research, Training and Development - Regional Program for Agricultural Development and European Regional Development Funded project). Carla has been the project manager of as well as scientific contributor to the study. With a panel of experts and a multidisciplinary team of scientists and consultants, she documented the past tendencies of Guadeloupean agriculture, identified its current driving forces and explored its alternative futures.
  • Fostering innovation in agricultural sectors: developing an integrated approach to quality in the yam sector in Guadeloupe:(AgroEcoTrop-FEDER project: European Regional Development Funded project). In Carla’s PhD project, she explored the conditions for the uptake of innovative sustainable yam products and a better match of the demand and supply sides. Her focus was on understanding and eliciting farmers and intermediaries’ productive and commercial strategies as well as consumers’ expectations and willingness to pay for sustainable characteristics of yams.
  • Agronomic diagnosis of yam production in Guadeloupe: Process of yam yield build-upFEADER-PDR (European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development - Regional Development Plan) 2007-2013. In this project, Carla conducted on farms trials at a regional level to understand the factors (biophysical and management practices) affecting yam yield.

Bibliography

  • Hopkins, J.; McKee, A.; Flanigan, S.; Barlagne, C.; Somervail, P. (2022) Scottish Farmers Intentions to Develop Agritourism ,
  • Clement, J.; Suurmets, S.; Barlagne, C.; Piras, S.; Kuhfuss, L.; Marini Govigli, V.; Setti, M. (2022) Protocols to implement economic and biometric experiments with consumers D22, H2020 FoodLAND (project report)
  • Barlagne, C.; Kyle, C.; Kuhfuss, L. (2021) Consumers' preferences and perceptions of genetic diversity and health benefits of potatoes., RESAS WP2.3.2. Protecting Genetic Diversity. Deliverable O.3.6c, March 2021, 13pp.
  • Hopkins, J.; Thomson, S.; Miller, D.G.; Sutherland, L-A.; Barlagne, C.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Barnes, A.; McMillan, J. (2021) How often does intended farm management behaviour match ‘actual’ behaviour? Insights for thirteen farm activities (2013-18)., Farmer Intentions Survey Briefing Note, March 2021, 8pp.
  • Barlagne, C.; Hopkins, J.; Sutherland, L-A..; Barnes, A.; MacMillan, J.; Thomson, S.; Spencer, M. (2021) Scottish farms, internet access and social media. Farmer intentions survey briefing note, March 2021 , RESAS Policy Briefing, Farmer Intentions Survey, March 2021, 10pp.
  • Nijnik, M.; Miller, D.R.; Barlagne, C. (2020) Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas (SIMRA), a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme., 3rd Periodic and Final Report to the European Commission, Brussels.
  • Hopkins, J.; Sutherland, L-A.; Calo, A.; Barlagne, C.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Barnes, A.; Thomson, S.; McMillan, J.; Spencer, M. (2020) New entrants: their potential contribution to farming in Scotland by 2023., Farmer Intentions Survey Briefing Note, March 2020, 8pp.
  • Barlagne, C.; Hopkins, J.; Sutherland, L-A.; Wardell Johnson, D.; Barnes, A.; Thompson, S.; McMillan, J.; Spencer, M. (2020) Diversification on Scottish farms: attitudes and future plans., Report o RESAS, Deliverable 242.02iib.
  • Barlagne, C.; Nijnik, M.; Miller, D.R.; Melnykovych, M. (2019) Integrated ecosystemic value-enhancement of the Guadeloupe forest agrobiodiversity., Internal Report 5.4.s - Analytical- Informative Case Studies (Case Study Type B). Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas (SIMRA), 28pp.
  • Barlagne, C.; Melnykovych, M.; Hewitt, R.; Kerschbaum, D.; Miller, D.R.; Nijnik, M. (2019) Analytical case studies (Type A case study) Lochcarron Community Development Company - Strathcarron, Scotland, UK., Internal Project Report 5.4j - Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas (SIMRA), 59pp.
  • Secco, L.; Pisani, E.; Da Re, R.; Vicentini, K.; Rogelja, T.; Burlando, C.; Ludvig, A.; Weiss, G.; Zivojinovic, I.; Górriz-Mifsud, E.; Govigli, V.M.; Martínez de Arano, I.; Melnykovych, M.; Tuomasiukka, D.; Den Herde, M.; Lovric, M.; Ravazzoli, E.; Dalla Torre, C.; Streifeneder, T.; Vassilopoulus, A.; Akinsete, E.; Koundouri, P.; Lopolito, A.; Prosperi, M.; Baselice, A.; Polman, N.; Dijkshoorn, M.; Nijnik, M.; Miller, D.R.; Barlagne, C.; Hewitt, R.; Prokofieva, I.; Kuvlankova-Oravska, T.; Spacek, M.; Brnkalakova, S.; Gezik, V. (2019) Manual on innovative methods to assess social innovation and its impacts (D4.3)., Report to European Commission for Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas Project (SIMRA), Deliverable D4.3. pp176. In addition, Technical Annex and Spreadsheet Calculator.
  • Górriz-Mifsud, E.; Melnykovych, M.; Govigli, V.M.; Alkhaled, S.; Arnesen, T.; Barlagne, C.; Bjerk, M.; Burlando, C.; Jack, S.; Rodríguez Fernández-Blanco, C.; Prokofieva, I.; Sfeir, P.; Slee, B.; Miller, D.R. (2019) Report on lessons learned from innovation actions in marginalized rural areas (D7.3)., Report to the European Commission, Deliverable D7.3, Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas (SIMRA), pp64.
  • Govigli, V.M.; Melnykovych, M.; Górriz-Mifsud, E.; Dalla Torre, C.; Ravazzoli, E.; Da Re, R.; Pisani, E.; Secco, L.; Vincentini, K.; Ludvig, A.; Weiss, G.; Zivojinovic, I.; Kluvánková, T.; Spacek, M.; Akinsete, E.; Barlagne, C.; Baselice, A.; Bengoumi, M.; Dijkshoorn-Dekker, M.; Egartner, S.; Gibson, H.; Gramm, V.; Herrmann, P., Hewitt, R.; Kozova, M.; Labidi, A.; Lolini M.; Lopolito, A.; Miller, D.R.; Niedermayr, J.; Nijnik M.; Perlik, M.; Polman, N.; Prokofieva, I.; Prosperi, M.; Fernández-Blanco, C.R.; Sarkki S.; Vassilopoulos A.; Wagner K. (2019) Deliverable D5.3. Report on social innovation assessment in each selected case study., H2020 SIMRA Project, Deliverable D5.3, Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas Project (SIMRA), Report to the European Commission, pp38.
  • Barlagne, C. (2019) The common good: what did we inherit, what do we want to leave to our children?, Report on Stakeholders' Workshop INRA Antilles Guyane, 11 May 2019, H2020 SIMRA Project Website.
  • Barlagne, C. (2019) Towards a shared vision of the Integrated Ecosystemic value-enhancement of the Guadeloupean forest agrobiodiversity: Where are we now and where do we want to go?, Workshop Report to H2020 SIMRA Project Website, 17 May 2019.
  • Barlagne, C. (2019) Report on the challenges and opportunities of genetic agrodiversity in the Scottish potato sector Scotland., Presented at Potatoes in Practice, James Hutton Institute's Balruddery Farm, Dundee, 8 August 2019, 15pp.
  • Barlagne, C. (2019) Challenges and opportunities brought about by genetic diversity in the Scottish potato sector., Final Report to RESAS, 15pp.
  • Kyle, C.; Duckett, D.; Barlagne, C. (2018) What will the Scottish potato sector look like in 2040 and will varietal diversity be important?, Report of a Workshop, Doubletree Hilton, Dundee, 13 December 2018, 12pp.
  • Msika, J.; Barlagne, C.; Hewitt, R.; Nijnik, M. (2018) Social innovation in rural areas in Scotland., Workshop Report, Social Innovation in Rural Areas in Scotland, James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen, 31 May 2018, 13pp.
  • Kyle, C.; Duckett, D.; Barlagne, C. (2018) Protecting genetic diversity of Scotland's potatoes., Report on the Workshop held at the James Hutton Institute, Dundee, 21 January 2018, 17pp.
  • Barlagne, C.; Sutherland, L-A. (2017) Non-commercial farming in Scotland., Report for Deliverable 2.4.2.
  • Secco, K.; Pisani, E.; Burlando, C.; Da Re, R.; Gatto, P.; Pettenella, D.; Vassilopoulus, A.; Akinsete, E.; Koundouri, P.; Lopolito, A.; Prosperi, M.; Tuomasiukka, D.; Den Herde, M.; Lovric, M.; Polman, N.; Dijkshoorn, M.; Soma, K.; Ludvig, A.; Weiss, G.; Zivojinovic, I.; Sarkki, S.; Ravazzoli, E.; Dalla Torre, C.; Streifeneder, T.; Slee, W.; Nijnik, M.; Miller, D.; Barlagne C.; Prokofieva, I. (2017) Set of methods to assess SI implications at different levels: instructions for WPs 5 & 6., Deliverable 4.2, Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas (SIMRA), Report to the European Commission, James Hutton Institute, pp203.
  • Miller, D.R.; Nijnik, M.; Barlagne, C. (2017) Minutes of 1st General Assembly., Deliverable 8.4, Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas (SIMRA), Report to the European Commission, James Hutton Institute, pp23.
  • Ludvig, A.; Weiss, G.; Zivojinovic, I.; Nijnik, M.; Miller, D.R.; Barlagne, C.; Perlik, M.; Hermann, P.; Egger, T.; Torre C.D.; Streifeneder, T.; Ravazzoli, E.; Sfeir, P.; Lukesch, R.; Wagner, K.; Egartner, S.; Clotteau, M. (2017) Political framework conditions, policies and instruments for SIs in rural areas., Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas, Deliverable 6.1, Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas (SIMRA), Report to the European Commission, James Hutton Institute, pp36.
  • Barlagne, C.; Bryce, R.; Valero, D.; Price, M.; Mosdale, L.; Clotteau, M.; Miller, D.R.; Nijnik, M. (2017) Ethical approvals for research with human participants in the SIMRA Project, Deliverable 9.5., Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas (SIMRA), Report to the European Commission, James Hutton Institute, 29pp.
  • Duckett, D.; Barlagne, C.; Kyle, C. (2017) Report of the workshop exploring the genetic diversity of potatoes for enhanced resilience of the potato sector., The James Hutton Institute, Report to Stakeholder Group, 5pp.
  • Barlagne, C.; Miller, D.R.; Nijnik, M. (2017) Ethical clearance procedures in SIMRA., Deliverable 1.5, Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas (SIMRA), pp65.

  • Barlagne, C.; Piras, S.; Clement, J.; Thabet, C.; Souissi, I.; Mokhtari, N.; Tura, M. (2023) Integrating experimental economics and biometric methods to improve understanding of consumers’ decision making A novel protocol and its application to the case of olive oil in Tunisia and Morocco, XVII EAAE Congress "Agri-food systems in a changing world: Connecting science and society", 29 August - 1 September 2023, Rennes, France
  • Piras, S.; Mulazzani, L.; Barlagne, C.; Nchimbi Msolla, S.; Mwanri, A.; Ddungu, R.; Ogenrwoth, B.; Hanafi, A.; Chimoita, E.; Kapour, G.; Setti, M. (2023) Smallholders’ food security between farming and migration Evidence from five Northern and Eastern African countries, XVII EAAE Congress "Agri-food systems in a changing world: Connecting science and society", 29 August - 1 September 2023, Rennes, France
  • Barlagne, C.; Gallina Toschi, T.; Piras, S.; Suurmets, S.; Clement, J.; Tura, M.; Lazzarini, C.; Mokhtari, N.; Ait Elkassia, A.; Thabet, C.; Souissi, A.; Bendini, A. (2022) Protocol for a joint auctioneye tracking measurement of consumers preferences for extra virgin oil in Tunisia and Morocco, EUROSENSE 2022: A Sense of Earth. 10th European Conference on Sensory and Consumer Research, 13-16 September 2022, Turku, Finland
  • Barlagne, C.; Kufhuss, L.; Potts, J.; Lagerkvist, C.J. (2021) Consumers’ preferences for coloured fleshed potatoes: a study exploring the benefits of targeted information., EAAE Seminar 175 - The Wind of Change of Sustainability Standards - Sailing Economic, Governance, and Policy Perspectives, Gargnano, Garda Lake, Italy, 13-15 May 2021.
  • Nijnik, M.; Barlagne, C.; Miller, D.R. (2021) At the crossroads of possibilities for marginalised rural communities: social innovation experiences in Europe and beyond , 6th International Conference of the Centre for Research on Social Innovations (CRISES) Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), 8-9 April 2021. Abstract.
  • Barlagne, C.; Calo, A.; Holstead, K.; Hopkins, J.; Sutherland, L-A.; Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Barnes, A.; McMillan, J.; Spencer, M.; Thomson, S.; Toma, L. (2020) Farm Intentions Survey: Outputs and ongoing research from our work on rural industries., Key Rural Industries - WP2.4, End of Year Workshop, Saughton House, Edinburgh, 12 March 2020. (Poster and discussions with Scottish Government stakeholders).
  • Hewitt, R.J.; Bradley, N.; Baggio Compagnucci, A.; Barlagne, C.; Ceglarz, A; Cremades, R; McKeen, M.; Otto, I.M.; Slee, R.W. (2019) Social innovation and community energy: the European experience, 11th International Social innovation Research Conference, Social Innovation: Local Solutions to Global Challenges, Glasgow Caledonian University, 2-4 September 2019. Abstract No. 1328.
  • Barlagne, C. (2019) Consumers preferences for healthy potatoes and agrobiodiversity research protocol., Potatoes in Practice, James Hutton Institute's Balruddery Farm, Dundee, 8 August 2019. (Poster)
  • Barlagne, C. (2019) Challenges and opportunities brought about by the genetic diversity of potatoes., Potatoes in Practice, James Hutton Institute's Balruddery Farm, Dundee, 8 August 2019. (Poster)
  • Barlagne, C. (2019) Resilience of the potatosector: a systemic perspective., Potatoes in Practice, James Hutton Institute's Balruddery Farm, Dundee, 8 August 2019. (Poster)
  • Barlagne, C.; Kyle, C.; Hornyik, C.; McKenzie, G.; Duckett, D. (2019) How do you like your potatoes? A Scottish consumer survey exploring habits, preferences and perception relating to potatoes., Potatoes in Practice, James Hutton Institute's Balruddery Farm, Dundee, 8 August 2019. (Poster)
  • Barlagne, C.; Govigli, V.M.; Melnychovych, M. (2019) Design thinking for social innovation: learnings from the 7 Innovation Actions of the H2020 SIMRA project., International Social Innovation Research Conference 2019, Social Innovation: Local Solutions to Global Challenges, Glasgow, 3-5 September 2019.
  • Barlagne, C.; Nijnik, M.; Miller, D.R. (2019) The potential of innovation actions as social innovation laboratories for a shared vision of multifunctional cultivated forests: the case of Guadeloupean forest (FWI)., International Social Innovation Research Conference 2019, Social Innovation: Local Solutions to Global Challenges, Glasgow, 3-5 September 2019.
  • Barlagne, C.; Diman, J.L.; Mora, O.; Galan, M.B.; Hoton, C.; Noglotte.,T.; Vinglassalon, A.; Ozier-Lafontaine, H. (2019) Social innovation pathways to sustainability in food systems: foresight workshops as the precursors of transition arenas - an application to Guadeloupe (FWI)., International Social Innovation Research Conference 2019, Social Innovation: Local Solutions to Global Challenges, Glasgow, 3-5 September 2019.
  • Nijnik, M.; Miller, D.R.; Barlagne, C. (2019) A role of social innovation in meeting development objectives in mountain areas: lessons from Scotland for improved forest governance., XXV IUFRO World Congress 2019, Forest Research and Cooperation for Sustainable Development, Curitiba, Brazil, 29 September - 5 October 2019.
  • Alexandre, G.; Dcheval, A.; Apatout, M.; Barlagne, C.; Diman, J-L.; Larade, A.; Latchman, C.; Vinglassalon, A. (2019) Breeder’s perceptions of potential development of livestock units within agroforestry systems in Guadeloupe., 4th World Congress on Agroforestry, Le Corum Conference Centre, Montpellier, France, 20-22 May 2019. Book of Abstracts, p688.
  • Castro Nunes, T.; Cheval, A.; Barlagne, C.; Apatout, M.; Bézard, M.; Drillet E.; Alexandre, G.; Diman, J.-L. (2019) Between actors visions and institutional framework: synergies and dvergences within the undergrowth of a European UPR., 4th World Congress on Agroforestry, Le Corum Conference Centre, Montpellier, France, 20-22 May 2019. Book of Abstracts, p411.
  • Castro Nunes, T.; Chaigneau, R.; Vinglassalon, A.; Barlagne, C.; Hammouya, D.; Diman, J.-L.; Bezard, M. (2019) Diversity of socio-economic strategies for the Guadeloupean forest's understorey value-enhancement: a typology., 4th World Congress on Agroforestry, Le Corum Conference Centre, Montpellier, France, 20-22 May 2019. Book of Abstracts, p453.
  • Barlagne, C.; Duckett, D.; Kyle, C.; McKenzie, G.; Hornyik, C. (2019) How do you like your potatoes? A Scottish consumer survey exploring habits, preferences and perceptions relating to potatoes., 168th Seminar of the European Association of Agricultural Economists, Behavioural Perspectives in Agricultural Economics and Management, Uppsala, Sweden, 6-7 February 2019.
  • Barlagne, C.; Nijnik, M.; Miller, D.; Diman J.L.; Larade, A.; Latchman, C.; Tormin, P.; Vinglassalon, A. (2019) Social innovation for multifunctional cultivated forests in Guadeloupe: Insights from the VALAB and SIMRA projects., 4th World Congress on Agroforestry, Le Corum Conference Centre, Montpellier, France, 20-22 May 2019. Book of Abstracts, p445.

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