Dr. Véronique Alary has over twenty years of research experience in household viability, risk management, and vulnerability in the rural areas of several developing countries (Cameroon, India, Mali, Morocco, Tunisia, and Egypt). She completed her Ph.D. in economics at the University of Paris I: Panthéon-Sorbonne and a post-doc diploma habilitation in 2008 through the Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines.
After joining ICARDA in Egypt (2009-2015) and Morocco (2015-2020), she coordinated several research projects examining the role livestock play in resilience and climate change adaptation in the Mediterranean region (ELVULMED 2011-2015 and CLIMED 2012-2016). Dr. Alary also coordinated projects on milk value chains (DAIRY 2012-2015 and SIADEEP 2014-2017), and her work mobilized different approaches and tools (empirical data collection, typology, and programming model). Based at ICARDA Tunis since 2020, she is now involved in the research team working on the Tunisian Living landscape within the Initiative on ‘Transformational Agroecology across Food, Land, and Water Systems’ (AEi).