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The Agropolis International team presents you its best wishes for 2017

With 52 members and partners (22 scientific organizations, 5 local authorities and many economic development stakeholders) Agropolis International is an association that serves as an exceptional platform for exchange and collective construction.
Further to serving as an international scientific research platform focused on the Mediterranean Basin and developing countries, Agropolis International is also a multi-stakeholder environment open to all economic development and civil society partners.

Published on : 10-01-2017


Just published: report of the international seminar 'Identifying Critical and Emerging Issues for Food Security and Nutrition : The contribution of science to the global policy debate', 1st December 2016,Montpellier (Agropolis International)


This international seminar was organized by Agropolis International and UNESCO Chair in World Food Systems with the HLPE-High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition public. This international seminar was open to all institutional, economic, research and civil society stakeholders interested in this issue. Chaired by Patrick Caron (France), formerly the General Delegate for Research and Strategy at CIRAD, the HLPE met for the first time in Montpellier, from 29th November to 1st December 2016.

Published on : 27-01-2017


Registration for the new session of the #MOOC #Agroecology» beginning on 17 February 2017 ?


Is agroecology a mere fad, or a significant scientific, technical and political revolution? This course aims at helping you discover what agroecology is about. It has been developed on both theoretical knowledge and a collaborative learning approach by Montpellier SupAgro in partnership with AgroParisTech (higher education members of Agropolis International) with the support of Agropolis Fondation and the agricultural veterinary and forestry Institute of France (IAVFF).

Published on : 26-01-2017


Agropolis Fondation Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food - New deadline to apply: 12 February 2017


The Prize is a tribute to Prof. Louis Malassis (1918-2007), an esteemed French educator, agronomist and agro-economist and founder of Agropolis. Agropolis Fondation created the Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food in order to recognize individuals, or a group of individuals, for their exemplary and promising contribution in promoting innovation through research, development and capacity building in the North, South or in the Mediterranean Region in order to improve food and agricultural systems sustainability as well as contribute to addressing food security and poverty reduction. Application is open to all stakeholders from an academic or research organization (private or public), a civil society organization (e.g., NGOs, farmers organizations), or the private sector (e.g., small/medium enterprises).

Published on : 26-01-2017


Transitions for global food security: CIRAD/INRA GloFoodS metaprogramme launches its 2nd call for expressions of interest


The CIRAD/INRA GloFoodS metaprogramme contributes to global research operations on food security in the light of global change, nutritional transitions and sustainable development. It aims to support dynamics, foster new ideas, and back the construction of ambitious projects in line with the thematic and strategic priorities jointly set by CIRAD and INRA, both member institutions of Agropolis International .
Closing date is 31st January 2017.

Published on : 23-01-2017


Alejandro Hector Valeiro, an industrial crops specialist at INTA, has been appointed as Labintex Coordinator. He will take his functions in Montpellier during the first quarter of 2017.


Agropolis International and the Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuária (Argentina), have signed a partnership agreement in March 2012 aiming at the setting up of a LABINTEX Virtual Laboratories of INTA, in Montpellier, set along the lines of the Brazilian Embrapa’s LABEX Europe which was established in 2002. Agropolis International provides technical, scientific and logistical support for the feasibility of this original partnership.

Published on : 13-01-2017


Consult the interviews with the scientific team of Labintex (Inta-Argentina) hosted in Montpellier.


Interviews (in Spanish) realized by « TODO AGRO » an Argentinian professional magazine, in November 2016 – Agropolis International, Montpellier (France)

Published on : 12-01-2017


See the video (5’) dedicated to the International conference on Agri-Chains and Sustainable Development Linking local and global dynamics (AC&SD2016, Montpellier, 12-14 December 2016)


This conference saw 264 participants coming from 41 countries. This event was organized by CIRAD in partnership with AFD, Agropolis Fondation, Agropolis International, Agrinatura, AgroParisTech, the CGIAR and CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM), IDS (University of Sussex), INRA, IRD, Montpellier SupAgro, the RIMISP (Centro Latinoamericano para el Desarrollo Rural), Wageningen University with the support of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, the French Ministry of Agriculture, Agrifood and Forestry and the Moringa Fund.

Published on : 12-01-2017


2017 Agropolis Fondation Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food - Deadline to apply: 25 January 2017


The Prize is a tribute to Prof. Louis Malassis (1918-2007), an esteemed French educator, agronomist and agro-economist and founder of Agropolis. Agropolis Fondation created the Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food in order to recognize individuals, or a group of individuals, for their exemplary and promising contribution in promoting innovation through research, development and capacity building in the North, South or in the Mediterranean Region in order to improve food and agricultural systems sustainability as well as contribute to addressing food security and poverty reduction. Application is open to all stakeholders from an academic or research organization (private or public), a civil society organization (e.g., NGOs, farmers organizations), or the private sector (e.g., small/medium enterprises).

Published on : 12-01-2017


Call for communications until Monday 23 January 2017 for EUCARPIA Genetic Resources 2017 Conference "Crop Diversification in a changing world - Mobilizing the green gold of plant genetic resources"


The conference will be held in Montpellier, France (Le Corum), 08-11 May 2017. The conference calls for the participation of actors in all aspects of the PGR use system and targets: public research institutes; governmental bodies; private plant breeding companies and independent plant breeders; the commercial seed and plant production industries; public genebanks; farmers and seed producers; farmers’ associations; seed networks; NGOs; civil society organizations; and international organizations or specific initiatives relevant to PGR use.

Published on : 10-01-2017


Just out (in French) : La Nouvelle-Calédonie face à son destin Quel bilan à la veille de la consultation sur la pleine souveraineté ? S. Bouard, J.-M. Sourisseau, V. Geronimi, S. Blaise, L. Roi (eds.) Editions Karthala, 2016


New Caledonia is about to take an institutional and political corner in a world that has changed radically since the start of the fight for decolonization. This remarkable book is the fruit of a unique multidisciplinary study. On the eve of a decisive consultation, it provides keys to understanding the economy of New Caledonia, its changes over the past 30 years or so, and the issues and prospects for the future. Jean-Michel Sourisseau, a researcher at Cirad, Montpellier (France) is among the scientists who wrote this book.

Published on : 10-01-2017


SAVE THE DATE 11th edition of the EFITA Congress European conference dedicated to the future use of ICT in the agri-food sector, bioresource and biomass sector Montpellier, France – 2 to 6 July 2017


EFITA is the European conference dedicated to the future use of ICT in the agri-food sector, bioresource and biomass sector. It was launched in 1997 and is supported by the European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment (EFITA). EFITA 2017, the 11th of the series, will be organized by Montpellier SupAgro and IRSTEA. Programme: sharing the latest knowledge and reflections on the future of ICT technologies in the agricultural, agri-food and environmental sectors. Workshops, ICT demonstrations are also scheduled and a technical tour of ICT stakeholders located in the Montpellier area will be organized at the end of the conference (5th and 6th July, 2017).

Published on : 20-12-2016


Initiative "4 per 1000" Soils for Food Security and Climate Presentation of the Scientific and Technical Committee (STC) set up on the occasion of Cop22


STC is composed of 14 international scientists recognized for their skills who are notably experts in the following disciplines: soil sciences, the carbon cycle, agronomics over the 5 continents. The STC includes two French researchers, Claire Chenu (AgroParisTech) and Jean-François Soussana (Inra), and a researcher from Embrapa – Brazil, Beata Madai, a visiting scientist at the French Joint Research Unit (UMR) Eco&Sols in Montpellier-France. STC roles: - propose a set of reference criteria for the evaluation of projects; - formulate advice on projects, actions and programmes;- formulate proposals for the orientations of the international scientific research and cooperation programme;- define and produce the documents published in the resource centre.

Published on : 19-12-2016


Agro-ecology research: CIRAD and INRA are promoting their joint position


Agro-ecology is a scientific priority for CIRAD and INRA, both member institutions of Agropolis International (Montpellier-France). In both North and South, the agro-ecological approach is key to the development of sustainable, versatile farming systems. It has established a new paradigm for designing sustainable food systems. With this in mind, CIRAD and INRA have identified five lines of research: biodiversity; the main bio-geochemical cycles; landscapes and territories; production systems; and innovation systems.

Published on : 19-12-2016


Just published: ARIMNet2 Integrated Strategic Research Agenda (ISRA) A Euro-Mediterranean framework for a more inclusive and effective cooperation on agricultural research and innovation


Fruit of a continuous dialogue between ARIMNet2 partners (ERA-NET coordinated by INRA gathering 24 research institutions and funding agencies in 15 Mediterranean countries), and based on a shared vision of Mediterranean challenges and priorities, ISRA constitutes a transnational strategy to boost agricultural research and innovation and enhance sustainably food security, natural resource preservation and socio-economic development across the Mediterranean region. Several scientists from Agropolis International member institutions (Cirad, CIHEAM-IAMM, INRA) as well as its president are contributors to this strategic report which is the actual roadmap for joint action of the ARIMNet2 Consortium and might also guide future initiatives and policy-making for the Mediterranean agricultural research and innovation.

Published on : 15-12-2016