Issue 13 - Development initiatives for Sub-Saharan agriculture and food production industries
Arlène Alpha,Director of GRET’s Public Policy and International Regulations team
Arlène Alpha, who has a doctorate in development and environment economics, joined GRET in 2003. She has been director of the Public Policy and International Regulations team since 2007. Her fields of expertise include agricultural policies and trade negotiations, regional integration processes and food security. She worked as a consultant with the NGO Solagral for around ten years.
Cécile Broutin, Director of GRET’s Environment, Business and Family Farms team
A trained agro-economist, Cécile Broutin has been the Director of GRET’s Environment, Business and Family Farms team since September 2008. She was based at GRET’s Senegal office for ten years, working in several West African countries during this period. Her fields of expertise are agricultural development, industrial development, and the processing, marketing and consumption of agricultural and agri-food products.
Founded in 1976, GRET is a non-profit association of professionals for fair development. It supports sustainable development processes in urban and rural areas, focusing on social justice, economic development and safeguarding the environment. GRET is active in around 30 countries, with 13 branch offices in Asia, Africa and South America. It operates in 16 specialist fields.