Intensive Lecture Course by Dr. Louis-Antoine SAÏSSET (Montpellier SupAgro) on July 12-13, 2018

As part of a series of international collaborative courses offered by the Social Sciences and Humanities Unit for the Kyoto University Top Global Course (AGST), the Division of Natural Resource Economics will hold an intensive lecture course entitled “Agricultural Coops Governance and Performance: The Case of French Agricultural and Wine Cooperatives” (Special Lecture on Natural Resources Economics VIA) , taught by Dr. Louis-Antoine SAÏSSET from Montpellier SupAgro (France) on July 12-13, 2018. 


[Course Title]

Special Lecture on Natural Resources Economics VIA (生物資源経済学特別講義VIA) (Code: FC10000)

 “Agricultural Coops Governance and Performance: The Case of French Agricultural and Wine Cooperatives”

[Number of credits]

1 (one)


Dr. Louis-Antoine SAÏSSET

Associate Professor in Agrifood Finance at Montpellier SupAgro, France



July 12 (Thu): Lect.1 (8:45-10:15), Lect.2 (10:30-12:00), Lect.3 (13:00-14:30), Lect.4 (14:45-16:15)

July 13 (Fri):  Lect.5 (8:45-10:15), Lect.6 (13:00-14:30), Lect.7 (14:45-16:15), Lect.8 (16:30-18:00) 



 Lect.1-5: July 12 & Morning of July 13

  Room E220, 2nd floor, Faculty/Graduate School of Agriculture Main Bldg.

Lect.6-8: Afternoon of July 13

  Seminar Room 1, 1st floor, Faculty/Graduate School of Agriculture Annex

 [別館(旧簿記研究所)1階 第1セミナー室]

※ Click  here  for a map of the venues.



[Outline and purpose of the course]

The purpose of this course is to initiate Kyoto University students in the understanding of the functioning of agricultural coops, to give them a global vision of their specificities in terms of governance and performance. Based on a historical and financial vision of these particular organizations, the course analyzes the case of French agricultural coops. It especially focuses on wine sector where a large number of SME exist and develop different strategies to face globalization and to allow grape growers’ sustainability. The course first presents the main characteristics and evolutions of French agricultural coops, then deals with their ways of governance (theoretical and real aspects) and describes the key points of wine coops (more particularly strategies and mergers). Finally, it gives students an overview of their economic and financial performance measurement, with specific indicators.

[Syllabus & Flyer]

Please see syllabus and  flyer for further information. 


[For Academic Credit]:

   ■Students at GSA (Graduate School of Agriculture):

     Please register via KULASIS during the designated registration period:

         ・April 3- 19:  Making Timetable,

         ・April 20-24: Registration,

         ・April: 27- May 1 (2 pm): Confirmation and Amendment,

         ・May 2 (5 pm): Finalization

  ■Students at other Graduate Schools: 

  Not only students at GSA but also students at other Graduate Schools can register for this course via KULASIS. However, the registration period may differ from one Graduate School to another. Please contact the student affairs office of your affiliated Graduate School for detailed information about the course registration period.

[For Non-credit Participation]:

  Please register with Assistant Teaching Staff Mr. Makoto Kuroda by contacting him at:

  kuroda.makoto.6a[at] (please replace [at] with @)

   by June 30, 2018.


Makoto KURODA, Assistant Teaching Staff, Division of Natural Resource Economics, Graduate School of Agriculture

E-mail: kuroda.makoto.6a[at] (please replace [at] with @)

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