Department member Inès Burrus has successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled “Three essays on the future of smallholder farming: radical change as a condition to maintain agricultural production”
Inès’ thesis has been supervised by Guido Palazzo and Patrick Haack and sponsored by Nestlé, Nespresso and ECOM Agroindustrial. Radical change has also been achieved in the way she has conducted her PhD thesis at the SGS department, by collaborating closely with the private sector throughout her thesis, as well as by building social enterprises from her research results. With more than 40 participants online, among which farmers from every continent, Inès’ public defense has been a special moment and a testimony of the practical relevance of her research. Please see here for a summary.
The SGS department wishes her all the best for her entrepreneurial projects!