Companion Modelling: A Method of Adaptive and Participatory Research

  • Olivier BarreteauEmail author
  • François Bousquet
  • Michel Étienne
  • Véronique Souchère
  • Patrick d’Aquino


The principles laid down in the ComMod Charter and presented in the general introduction relate to a stance or attitude towards how a specific issue and specific field are addressed by taking into account the various types of knowledge and perceptions already present and the use of certain tools. These principles suggest a framing for the teams committed to them, but the adaptation capacity in organizing the implementation of companion modelling in a given case study is in practice left to the commodian. This chapter aims to detail the diversity involved in implementing a ComMod process and the common points that emerge from it. The objective is to describe in order to understand better, with no normative intention.


Social Capital Companion Modelling Virtual World Local Stakeholder Initial Trust 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Olivier Barreteau
    • 1
    Email author
  • François Bousquet
    • 2
  • Michel Étienne
    • 3
  • Véronique Souchère
    • 4
  • Patrick d’Aquino
    • 5
  1. 1.UMR G-EAU, IRSTEAMontpellierFrance
  2. 2.UR GREEN CIRADMontpellierFrance
  3. 3.Ecodevelopment UnitINRAAvignonFrance
  4. 4.UMR SADAPT, INRAGrignonFrance
  5. 5.UR GREEN, CIRADDakarSenegal

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