Dr Zakary Diakité





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Research Group

Regional economics and sustainability

Research Interests

  • Agricultural and resource economics
  • Modelling
  • Agri-environmental assessments
  • Policy implementation in energy, food and agricultural sectors


Zakary’s primary degree is in Agri-industrial engineering (Institut National Polytechnique Félix Houphouët Boigny in Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast) followed by experience working with industry to achieve Sustainable Development Goals. Zakary completed a postgraduate qualification in Agricultural and Resource Economics with the Paris Institute of Technology for Life, Food and Environmental Sciences «AgroParisTech» followed by a PhD at the Graduate School of Life Sciences, Health, Agronomy, and Environment of the University Clermont Auvergne, France. Dr. Zakary DIAKITE spent several years as a research fellow at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research - INRA (now INRAE) focusing on environmental impact assessment, sustainability and productivity of agricultural systems. He also taught courses in tropical agronomy at the engineering school VetAgroSup in Clermont-Ferrand, and has consulted directly with in the energy, food and agricultural sectors. Zakary work to date on the FAPRI-UK project, which investigates the relationship between production levels, prices, policy and market shocks for the main agricultural sectors of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland in collaboration with University of Missouri.

Select Publications

Ph.D. Thesis: Diakité, Z. R., Capacity of double herds breeding systems with dairy cow and suckling cattle herds to reconcile better utilization of the plot with an increased flexibility of functioning. Graduate School of Life Sciences, Health, Agronomy and Environment (Clermont Auvergne University), France, Dec 2018


Diakité, Z. R., Corson, M. S., Brunschwig, G., Baumont, R., & Mosnier, C. (2019). Profit stability of mixed dairy and beef production systems of the mountain area of southern Auvergne (France) in the face of price variations: Bioeconomic simulation. Agricultural Systems Volume 171, May 2019, Pages 126-134

Diakité, Z. R., Mosnier, C., Baumont, R., & Brunschwig, G. (2019). Biotechnical and economic performance of mixed dairy cow-suckler cattle herd systems in mountain areas: exploring the impact of herd proportions using the Orfee model. Livestock Science, Volume 229, November 2019, Pages 105-113

Diakité, Z. R., Mosnier, C., Corson, M. S., Brunschwig, G., & Baumont, R (2020). Environmental assessment of mountain grassland farms with mixed cattle systems: use of bioeconomic simulation. Submitted and under Review for publication in The Journal of Agricultural Science, Cambridge University Press. Manuscript ID: AGS-2020-00138