About us


Tallage is an agro-economic research and analysis bureau and consultancy specialising in European and world grain and oilseed markets. Tallage was founded - and Stratégie grains launched - in 1993 by AgroParisTech graduates who, after spending time at leading consultancies, decided to create a company focussing on their shared interest in the agricultural commodity markets. Over the following decades we have further developed and intensified our focus on these markets, striving always to provide our customers with the best quality. Today we are also leaders for market research in biofuels and animal feed. 


In 2021 Tallage became part of the AgriBriefing group, which shares our focus and mission. Today AgriBriefing is the largest independent price reporting and analysis agency covering agriculture and food commodities.   


Executive team

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Hémeline Macret

Executive Director



Hémeline Macret is the COO of Stratégie Grains and head of the oilseed analysis division. Hémeline joined the company in 2006 and developed several services (Biofuels module, Stratégie Grains Oilseed reports).
During her career at Tallage, she worked in the corn, durum wheat, oilseeds, biofuels, and animal feed markets.

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Benoît Fayaud

Deputy Executive Director



Benoît joined Tallage in 2013 as a crop analyst on EU and Black Sea countries and was corn market analyst from 2020 to 2022. He has a master degree in agronomy from the Ecole Supérieure d'Agriculture d'Angers and a PhD in Agronomy from the university of Angers obtained in 2012.
He is now Executive Deputy Director of Tallage and head of the crop forecast desk and grain market analysis desk.

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Céline Brousse

Web Development Manager



Céline heads the web development team. She joined Tallage in 2011. She manages the development projects and has built Tallage Datafeed API. She ensures that the products meet the user’s needs.
Prior to joining, she worked in business incubator context as well as in large structures, always in-house. Céline Brousse is a member of Stratégie Grains Executive Committee.

IT team

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Dhiya Bakache

IT developer and animal feed analyst



Dhiya joined Tallage in 2019 as a Data analyst. He is also contributing in animal feed analysis in the EU.
Dhiya graduated from Montpellier university with a master's degree in project engineering. He has prior experience in data analysis and worked in research institute, he always has a quest to update himself and stay current with the changing trends in technology.

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Maria Kaptur

Front-End developer



Maria joined Tallage in 2022 as a front-end developer. She is responsible for the visual elements of Stratégie Grains website and the evolution of its design.
She previously worked as a front-end developer in a digital advertising company and as a visual designer.

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Alex Amalraj

Back-end developer



Alex joined Tallage in 2023 as a Back-end developper. He contributes in developing web application and web API. Alex has completed his Computer Science Engineering and holds a Master degree in Computer Security. He has worked in different domains that include finance, insurance, health and commercial. He is always eager to learn new Technologies.

Administrative and commercial team

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Arnaud Thierry-Mieg




Arnaud joined Tallage at the beginning of 2023. He is in charge of the proofreading and correction of the monthly reports on the cereal and oilseed markets.

Arnaud studied publishing in Paris, then at the University of Toulouse. He previously worked for Cahiers du Cinéma, Éditions du Seuil and Eyrolles before moving to Spain in the Valencia region.

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Natacha Fernandes

Administrative/publishing assistant



Natacha is responsible for supplying the statistical databases, the layout of the Stratégie grains reports, administrative supplies, help desk support and the switchboard.

Crop team

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Vincent Braak

Crop desk assistant manager – Malting barley analyst



Vincent joined the Tallage team in 2018. He is responsible for the crop production forecasts for European and Black Sea countries and in charge of the malting barley report since 2022.

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Erick Kambayeko

Crop analyst



Erick belongs to the crop analysts desk since 2020. He provides crop production insights for EU contries and Russia.
Erick has prior experiences as project manager and analyst in the agriculture sector (development and organization of different agriculture and livestock fields) - enhanced by solid academic profile with a Master's degree in Science and Technology of Agriculture, Food and the Environment (STAAE) obtained at Montpellier SupAgro and a Bachelor's degree in Agro-economics obtained at Laval University.

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Aurélien Blary

Crop analyst



Aurélien joined Tallage in 2022 as a crop analyst for European and Black Sea countries. He graduated with an engineer’s degree in horticulture (Institut Agro Rennes-Angers) and a PhD degree in Plant Science (Université Paris Saclay).
Before joining Tallage, Aurélien conducted research on the mechanisms of reproduction and the control of growth and development in plants. He notably investigated genetic factors impacting meiotic recombination frequencies in rapeseed in France (INRAE, Versailles) and in Germany (University of Giessen). In Strasbourg (IBMP), Aurélien applied genetic and metabolomic approaches to find regulators of sterol mediated growth in barley.

Grains team

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Séverine Omnes-Maisons

Grain analyst



Séverine joined Tallage in 2018. She is part of the grain desk as analyst responsible for durum wheat and oats. She is in charge of the durum report.
She is currently developing knowledge about the grain sector in organic farming.

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Arthur Helle

Grain analyst



Arthur joined Tallage in 2022 as a grain market analyst (corn). He takes part to the monthly Grain reports (European Union and World).
Arthur has a master's degree in Agronomy and Agro-Industries from UniLaSalle Beauvais and also a master's degree in business administration from the university of Amiens.

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Rim Lazrak

Grain analyst



Rim joined Tallage in 2022 as an EU and global feed analyst. She participates in the writing of the monthly Grains reports.
Rim holds an engineering degree in animal production and biotechnologies, and also a master's degree in economic expertise of development policies and projects. She initially worked at FranceAgriMer and was in charge of the Aval Cereals

Oilseed team

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Nouha Slama

Oilseed desk assistant manager – Oilseed and biofuel analyst



Nouha joined Tallage in 2018 as an oilseed market analyst (sunflower and vegetable oils). She takes part in the publication of the monthly oilseed reports (EU and world). She is also in charge of the "biofuels" module since 2019.
Nouha is an agro-economist engineer and has a master's degree in "Project and public policy engineering" from the University of Montpellier.

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Maryna Khandazhivska

Oilseed analyst



Maryna is responsible for the analysis of the European and World markets for rapeseed meal, soymeal, and sun meal and she is responsible for perspectives on the EU animal feed sector. She participates in the drafting of the EU Oilseed Report, World Oilseed Report and EU Grains Report.
She joined Tallage in 2019. With International Master's degree from École Supérieure d'Agriculture d'Angers, she was previously a grain market analyst at ODA Groupe.

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Anais Pigot

Oilseed analyst



Anaïs joined Tallage in 2021 as an oilseed market analyst (rapeseed and vegetable oils). She takes part in the publication of the monthly oilseed reports (European Union and World). She was previously in charge of agricultural development in the Centre Val de Loire region for a French farmer's union.
She graduated from UniLasalle Beauvais with a master's degree in agronomy.

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Vyashini Chokupermal

Oilseed analyst



Before joining Tallage in 2022 as a global soybean and soymeal market analyst, Vyashini previously worked as an agricultural market data journalist.
She holds an engineer degree in agriculture from AgroSup Dijon and majored in agricultural market and organization of value chain at Montpellier Supagro. Her main mission is to take part in the publication of the monthly oilseed report that includes both global and European markets.


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Andrée Defois

Founder – Strategie Grains


Andrée founded Tallage-Stratégie Grains in 1993 with Jean-Christophe, to provide clients with supply, demand and price forecasts. She was its president and then deputy CEO for 30 years until selling the company to Agribriefing (now Mintec).
She left the company in 2023 to devote herself to other ventures. She still contributes to the Tallage's development as an advisor and commentator.

Jean-Christophe Paquier

Jean-Christophe Paquier

Founder – Strategie Grains


Jean-Christophe was, with Andrée, one of the two creators of Tallage-Stratégie Grains in 1993. He was responsible for the company's administrative, commercial and IT division. He led the development of our proprietary analytical tools and applications.
He left the company in 2023, but continues as a consultant to Stratégie Grains.