Research & Innovation

Agreenium, a French consortium of the elite agronomic research and training institutions in France, unveiled their first online course during the 2015 International Agricultural Exhibition (SIA) in Paris last February 24th. The course is on Agro-ecology and it is already open for registration for the 2015-2016 academic year. This marks the first step in a […]

Seven billion people and in just a few decades 9 billion people, global warming, biodiversity, obesity, malnutrition… Food, agriculture and forestry are at the heart of these major challenges of our time. Their role is essential if we are to meet the growing and changing demand for food, to preserve the environment and contribute to […]

The CIRAD announced that the results of the study have been published in the scientific review Nature on July 11th. The research was achieved together with the CEA-Genoscope (the French National Sequencing Center) and funded by the ANR (the main French research funding organization). The research works have been achieved within the Global Musa Genomics […]

The International Barley Sequencing Consortium (ISBC) made a discovery last October with the help of the National Center of Vegetal Genomic Resources(CNRGV), part of the French National Institute of Agricultural Research (INRA). The study found a physical, genetic and functional sequence assembly of the barley genome. The project presents an integrated and ordered physical, genetic […]

1- What is a competitiveness cluster? A competitiveness cluster brings together firms, research laboratories and educational establishments from the same sector to work together. They lead projects that foster innovation and give partner firms the chance to become first in their fields, both in France and abroad. France provides support for cluster development at both […]

This past November the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) published a comprehensive special report that reviews the cutting-edge research its teams of scientists are conducting in the areas of wine-growing and oenology. From the determinants of taste to the link between a wine and its terroir, here is a quick review of INRA’s […]

The Science for Action and Development department of INRA (National Institute for Research in Agriculture) hosted in November an international meeting called “New Types of Agriculture: common farming, public debates and social critics”. The objective of this meeting was to consider different types of sustainable farming through the scope of social sciences. The main concern […]

INRA (French National Institute for Agricultural Research) is the number one research organization in Europe, and number two in the world today in agricultural sciences, plant sciences and the environment, thanks to its publications. Because of its mission-oriented research program, the Institute must combine scientific excellence with the task of translating the questions raised by […]

With gross sales reaching €10.8 billion, 2014 was the third best year in the history French wine and spirit exportations despite a 2.8% reduction in both volume exported and overall revenue, according to the French Federation of Wine and Spirits Exporters. The trade balance came in at €9.5 billion, solidifying wine and spirits as the […]

After more than 10 years of suspension, the importation of French apples and pears to the United States is once again underway. A first consignment of French apples has already arrived in the U.S., and many more are expected to follow. The embargo was initially placed on French apples and pears by the American authorities […]