Intensive Lecture Course by Dr. Louis-Antoine Saïsset (Montpellier SupAgro) on 7 & 11-14 March 2020

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 “The Agricultural Coops Governance and Performance: The Case of French Agricultural and Wine Cooperatives” (Special Lecture on Natural Resources Economics VIIB) , taught by Dr. Louis-Antoine Saïsset from Montpellier SupAgro, France on 7 & 11-14 March 2020. 

[Course Title]

Special Lecture on Natural Resources Economics VIIB (生物資源経済学特別講義VIIB) (Code: FC19000)

 “The 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


March 7 (Sat): Lect. 1 (13:00-14:30) + Lect. 2 (14:45-16:15)

March 11 (Wed): Lect. 3 (10:30-12:00) + Lect. 4 (13:00-14:30)

March 12 (Thu): Lect. 5 (10:30-12:00) + Lect. 6 (13:00-14:30)

March 13 (Fri): Lect. 7 (10:30-12:00) + Lect. 8 (13:00-14:30)

March 14 (Sat): Exam (10:30-12:00)

※Note for students who are scheduled to complete their Master’s degree program in March 2020:
You can earn one credit by successfully completing this intensive course. However, this one credit cannot be counted towards the minimum 30 credits required for completion of Master’s degree program because of the timing of this course (this course will be held in early March 2020 after Master’s theses are submitted and evaluated).


Room E220, 2nd Floor, Faculty of Agriculture Main Bldg.

Click here  for a map of the venue.



[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 and Flyer]

Please see Syllabus  and Flyer for further information.


[For Academic Credit]: Registration on KULASIS is already closed. 

   ■Students at GSA (Graduate School of Agriculture):

     Please register via KULASIS during the designated registration period: 

       ・September 24- October 7:  Timetable creation

       ・October 8- 9: Registration

       ・October 12- 16 :  Correction

       ・October 18 (5:00 pm): Confirmation of registration

   ■Students at other Graduate Schools

   Students at other Graduate Schools also 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 more detailed information about the course registration procedure.

[For Auditing (no credit)]:

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

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

by March 2.


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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