Luc Belzile, M.Sc.

Luc Belzile, researcher

Luc Belzile

Researcher

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About

Luc Belzile (M.Sc.) is an economist. He holds an agricultural technologist degree from Institut de technologie agroalimentaire de La Pocatière (1991) and a bachelor's degree in agricultural sciences with a specialization in agricultural economics from McGill University (2000). He also earned a master’s degree in managerial sciences with a specialization in applied economics from HEC Montréal in 2010. Before joining IRDA, Luc worked in the fields of agricultural journalism, agricultural insurance, farm management consulting, and as a research and communication officer. Luc’s main interests include measuring the profitability of agri-environmental practices; assessing agri-environmental externalities, profits, and public costs; and identifying the impact of environmental regulations on the competitiveness of agricultural businesses.

Area(s) of Expertise

  • Agri-environmental economics
  • Economics of agricultural production
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Agri-environmental regulations
  • Environmental externalities
  • Agricultural management and financing
  • Integration of life-cycle analysis into economic analysis

Luc Belzile’s work is focused on assessing the implementation costs and cost-effectiveness of farming practices.

Related research project(s)

Swines
2019-2021 • Livestock production

A technical and economic study on labour productivity and the competitiveness of hog producers in Québec

This project will evaluate labour productivity and identify best practices and recommendations to boost the pork industry competitiveness.

Researcher: Luc Belzile

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Luc Belzile
2018-2019 • Field cropsLivestock production

Cost-benefit analysis of proposed actions to reduce the phosphorus load entering Missisquoi Bay from the Rivière de la Roche watershed

The Rivière de la Roche sub-watershed has one of the highest phosphorus and sediment export rates of the entire Missisquoi Bay watershed—a particularly challenging situation for the local agricultural sector.

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Aubert Michaud
Luc Belzile
2018-2022 • Field crops

Biological control of cabbage seedpod weevil in the Prairies – Economic Analysis

The goal of the project is to improve biological methods for controlling the cabbage seedpod weevil in canola crops. In this project, initiated by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and conducted in Québec by UQAM, IRDA is performing an economic analysis of the practices under study.

Researcher: Luc Belzile

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Luc Belzile
Soya field
2018-2020 • Field crops

Testing biofungicides against white mold in soybean crops – an economic analysis

Testing the efficacy of four biofungicides against Sclerotinia in soybeans.

Researcher: Luc Belzile

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Luc Belzile
Dairy cows
2017-2019 • Livestock production

Substituting corn for hulless barley in dairy cow rations – an economic analysis

Economic analysis for an Agrinova project that measures the optimal amount of hulless barley to replace some of the grain corn in dairy cow rations without affecting milk production and milk components.

Researcher: Luc Belzile

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Luc Belzile
Dairy cows

Adapting intensive grazing and robotic milking in organic milk production – an economic analysis

Economic analysis of a project initiated by Agrinova to encourage cows to move from the pasture to the milking parlor.

Researcher: Luc Belzile

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Luc Belzile

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Patrick Brassard, research assistant

Patrick Brassard

Research Assistant

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Gaetan Martinelli, research assistant

Gaetan Martinelli

Research Assistant

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Marie-Pier Ricard, research assistant

Marie-Pier Ricard

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