Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), France


Ranked as the number one agricultural institute in Europe and number two in the world, INRA carries out mission-oriented research for high-quality and healthy foods, competitive and sustainable agriculture and a preserved and valorised environment. It is a mission-oriented research institute that addresses core development issues, from the local to the international level.

Research is guided by developments in scientific fields and focuses on worldwide challenges related to food and nutrition, the environment, and land use facing the world of agriculture and agronomics today. Challenges such as climate change, human nutrition, competition between food and non-food crops, the exhaustion of fossil resources and appropriate land management put agronomists in a position to generate compatible economic, social and environmental development. INRA produces fundamental knowledge that leads to innovation and knowledge for society. INRA lends its expertise to public decision-making.

INRA is Task leader in Work area 4 (Conceptualise improved dialogue).

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