Save the date "Agroforestry: Strengthening links between science, society and policy" - May 20-25, 2019 - Le Corum, Montpellier

The 4th World Congress on Agroforestry will bring delegates and world-known keynote speakers from all over the world in a major event designed to address a wide range of key agroforestry research issues. It will gather facts and figures from developing and developed countries and support a collaborative effort with broad social participation. Special attention will be given to vulnerable countries and populations. The overall objective of the Congress is to contribute to the strengthening of agroforestry science and practice in order to provide opportunities for strengthening links between science, society and policy and to bridge the science-policy gap.

CIRAD and INRA are delighted to welcome you to the Fourth World Congress on Agroforestry. The Congress is organized with Agropolis International and Montpellier University of Excellence. Congresses take place every five years. The Montpellier congress follows earlier congresses in the USA, Kenya and India.

Call for communications: May, 2018
Registration: June 2018
Deadline for early bird registration: February, 2019

Published on : 22-03-2018

Take advantage of the early bird discount until April 30 and register now for the 12th International Plant Molecular Biology Congress (IPMB2018), 5-10 August, 2018 in Montpellier, France

The IPMB congress is a triennial meeting gathering 1500-2000 plant molecular biologists from all over the world since 1984. The IPMB2015 was held in Brazil (Iguazu) and was preceded by IPMB2012 in Korea (Jeju Island) and IPMB2009 in USA (St Louis). Each of the previous meetings demonstrates the importance to develop multidisciplinary approaches to face climate changes and population increase. IPMB2018 will follow up with an attractive scientific program highlighting major impact recent discoveries from basic molecular biology to crop biotechnology. Combination of plenary and parallel sessions will demonstrate the importance of plant molecular biology to fulfill the need for the development of an ecologically intensive farming.
The IPMB congress is a triennial meeting gathering 1500-2000 plant molecular biologists from all over the world since 1984.

Published on : 26-04-2018

Call for abstracts until the 15th of May for the third Jack R. Harlan International Symposium Dedicated to the Origins of Agriculture and the Domestication, Evolution, and Utilization of Genetic Resources, 10-14th September 2018, Montpellier, France

This event is co-organized by the joint research unit DIADE (Plant Diversity Adaptation and Development) under the responsibility of Jean-Louis Pham (IRD) with the partnership of CNRS, the Regional council Occitanie/Pyrénées-Méditerranée, Agropolis Fondation, Montpellier SupAgro, INRA, University of Montpellier and Agropolis International.

Published on : 26-04-2018

Visit of Ana Brasileira (Embrapa-Cenargen) to Embrapa Labex Europe – Montpellier, 16th March 2018

Ana Brasileiro, a researcher at Embrapa in Brasilia, a member of Cirad Scientific Committee and of the International Consortium for Advanced Biology in Brazil (CIBA) has visited Pedro Machado, the coordinator of Embrapa Labex Europe in Montpellier.

They discussed the University of Montpellier call "MUSE-EXPLORE" related to international mobility for PhD students and researchers in order to explore mobility opportunities between Montpellier institutions and Embrapa and its partners.

Pedro Machado, Ana Brasileiro

Published on : 05-04-2018

Visit of CIBIO (University of Porto) to Labex Europe in Montpellier, 13th March 2018

Labex Europe of Embrapa has received the visit of Nuno Ferrand, Director of the Research Centre in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources at the University of Porto (Portugal), accompanied by Albano Beja Pereira, a researcher.

This meeting involved exchanges about their missions and considering future partnerships within the framework of the H2020 European programme.

From right to left:
Albano BEJA PEREIRA, researcher, CIBIO,
Paula DIAS, researcher, CNRS
Nuno FERRAND, director, CIBIO,
Pedro Machado, coordinator, Labex Europe
Guylène Soula, project manager, University de Montpellier

Published on : 05-04-2018

Meeting between coordinators of INTA Labintex Europe (Argentina) and EMBRAPA Labex Europe (Brazil)

With similar goals and challenges to be faced, Alejandro Valeiro of Labintex Europe and Pedro Machado of Labex Europe meet regularly within the Agropolis International network. On15th March 2018, they met at Labex Europe premises, to share experiences about scientific cooperation with European partners.

More about INTA Labintex Europe

More about EMBRAPA Labex Europe

From left to right: Alejandro Valeiro, INTA - Pedro Machado, Embrapa

Published on : 22-03-2018

Save the date: Scientific animation on Agroecology - Ecological intensification of cropping systems: 'The main drivers of the development trajectory of organic agriculture in Uganda: towards the institutionalization of an alternative pathway for the Uganda agricultural development?' – March 28, 2018, 10am-12pm, Agropolis International, Montpellier

Intervenants :
Musa K. Muwanga, CEO of FRUTRACT Limiter, former CEO of the National Organic Agriculture Movement of Uganda (Nogamu), Uganda.Pauline Bendjebbar, PhD student in political science, Cirad, UMR Moisa, and Université Paris-Est, Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Sciences Innovations Sociétés (Lisis).

Published on : 15-03-2018

The European Union's NIPN (National Information Platforms for Nutrition) initiative, supported by the United Kingdom Department for International Development and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation started in 9 countries

The Global Support Facility (GSF) of the National Information Platforms for Nutrition (NIPN) initiative, managed by Agrinatura (European alliance on agricultural knowledge for development) and hosted by Agropolis International, is currently working with national institutions in ten countries to help them adapt the NIPN approach to their context.

After a wide-ranging consultation phase followed by the development of a project proposal in 2016 and 2017, most of the countries participating in the initiative start their activities in 2018, usually within the framework of a four-year project. After Guatemala and Niger in 2017, seven other countries are ready to start operations in early 2018: Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Laos and Uganda.

The GSF is also supporting the design of a platform in Zambia, where the project is expected to start by the end of the year.

Published on : 05-03-2018

Agrisource: Europe’s first open innovation platform for climate-smart agriculture

A new online platform dedicated to climate-smart agriculture was recently launched at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome. This tool, Agrisource, is Europe’s first open innovation platform for climate-smart agriculture. Totally free of charge, it collates information and will foster networks between actors in this innovative field of agriculture.
A new capacity-building tool, Agrisource is managed and financed by the EIT Climate-KIC programme (European Institute of Innovation and Technology).
It was developed by CIRAD and INRA.

Published on : 13-02-2018

#Mooc NECTAR Season -a new trip in the world of arthropods and nematodes- starts 23 February

Nectarine and Nectarus worked hard to offer pedagogic activities for this season 2 of the Mooc NECTAR.

The first season of the Mooc NECTAR gathered 2700 people from 87 countries and more than 90% wished to follow a new version.

For the second edition, the MOOC NECTAR proposes you a reverse pedagogy, as a new way to learn.

We propose to identify what you want and need tolearn and position your knowledge in relation to those that will be bring to you throughout the MOOC. This reverse pedagogy will allow you to think about your own practices through both theoretical inputs and knowledge co-¬‐construction, where any participant can enrich the community from his own observations.

Starts: 23 February 2018
End:09 April 2018
Course duration : 5 weeks
Time to spend: 4-5h per week
Language: French and English

Published on : 12-02-2018

Call for abstracts until April 10, 2018 and registration open for AQUA2018 - World Congress of Aquaculture - August 25 - 29, 2018, Le Corum, Montpellier

This event is co-organised by the European Aquaculture Society (EAS) and the World Aquaculture Society (WAS). It will highlight the latest aquaculture research and innovation to underpin continued growth of this exciting food production sector.

2500+ participants (researchers, educators, producers, investors, suppliers, engineering consulting firms..) from 60+ countries are awaited.
Scientists' coming from the whole world, constitutes for the French research community an opportunity unique to promote its researches and establish/strengthen new networks of collaboration. The coming of the main industrial actors of all aquaculture sectors (fish, shellfish, algae..) will allow the French sector to be at the heart of the innovation in their sector and will constitute an opportunity unique to promote their activity and their international development.

The Research institutes of the Region mobilized: In addition to a dozen universities spread all around France, four main organizations lead national aquaculture research in fish and shellfish, all of which are present in the Occitanie Region: Ifremer, INRA, CIRAD, IRD. These four bodies collaborate actively and mutualize a part of their infrastructures on the Ifremer site of Palavas-les-Flots (a small coastal city next to Montpellier), the largest research infrastructure dedicated to mariculture in France. With a research community of such a scale, Montpellier offers the main French expertise of aquaculture research in the disciplines of genetics, physiology, ecology, and system engineering for: - all Mediterranean and tropical species: fish, mollusks, shrimps, algae - reared in all the types of environment: sea, brackish and fresh waters - in all the types of systems: intensive, extensive, recirculated, integrated multi-trophic It offers to the EAS/WAS 2018 coming, the possibility of counting on its reputation internationally recognized in the field of aquaculture, in particular thanks to a local committee constituted of researchers of international fame, which supports the scientific organization of the congress, organizes the technical visit of research centers and facilitates the dialogue with local institutions.

Published on : 09-02-2018

Video conference by Dr. François Tardieu (INRA/LEPSE)

INTA Labintex Europe of INTA and INTA Ecophysiology Network have organized a video conference on "Genetic analysis of responses to environmental factors combining information based on several platform and field experiments" by François Tardieu, a research director at UMR LEPSE (Laboratoire d’Ecophysiologie des Plantes sous stress environnemental) at INRA, French National Institute for Agricultural Research. This conference took place on 29th November 2017 and was transmitted by Skype from the headquarters of Labintex EU located at Agropolis International (Montpellier-France).

More than 15 INTA units accessed the conference all over Argentina, through about 55 connections, allowing 80 professionals to attend this presentation in Spanish and to interact directly with Dr. Tardieu.

Photo :
Cecilia Vazquez Rovere, Chercheuse Labintex INTA (UMR LEPSE INRA-SupAgro)
François Tardieu, Directeur de recherche (UMR LEPSE, INRA-SupAgro)
Alejandro Valeiro, Coordinateur Labintex INTA

Published on : 08-02-2018

The next Global Bioeconomy Summit will be held on 19 and 20 April 2018 in Berlin (Germany)

Pedro Machado, Coordinator of the Embrapa Labex Europe Programme, is member of the GBS2018 International Advisory Council that helped the German Bioeconomy Council to develop a program featuring high-level speakers from around the world. The GBS2018 will provide 13 expert workshops and Pedro Machado will co-chair the workshop on Policy – Good Governance to Establish Sustainable Bioeconomy.

The Global Bioeconomy Summit 2015 highlighted that for the bioeconomy to be transformative it must contribute to at least eight of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, particularly those related to food security and nutrition; health and well-being; and clean water and sanitation. Policy makers need to know what is essential to bioeconomy’s growth in technological, organizational and social aspects without causing any harm to the ecosystem services.

Published on : 08-02-2018

Registration before March 31, 2018 for MISS-ABMS 2018/Multi-platform International Summer School on Agent-Based Modelling & Simulation for Renewable Resources Management - 10-21 September 2018, Agropolis International, Montpellier

This summer school is about learning the different skills required for building agent-based models for renewable resources management. It is oriented towards a participatory use of models and simulation and participants will be asked to work in small groups. During the first week, the principles, methods and technics of the design, implementation and exploration stages will be collectively taught. Groups, and story lines of the models will be designed. The second week will be devoted to personal applications: the trainers will support the groups in designing, implementing and fine-tuning their own agent-based model. During this second week, Specific points will be addressed according to the expectations and demands of the participants and example of models will be presented.
Organized by CIRAD, IRSTEA, CNRS, Universities of Rouen and Toulouse and Agropolis International.

Published on : 06-02-2018

Registration on line for IPMB 2018 - 12th congress of the international plant molecular biology - 5-10 août 2018, Montpellier

The IPMB congress is a triennial meeting gathering 1500-2000 plant molecular biologists from all over the world since 1984. The IPMB2015 was held in Brazil (Iguazu) and was preceded by IPMB2012 in Korea (Jeju Island) and IPMB2009 in USA (St Louis). Each of the previous meetings demonstrates the importance to develop multidisciplinary approaches to face climate changes and population increase. IPMB2018 will follow up with an attractive scientific program highlighting major impact recent discoveries from basic molecular biology to crop biotechnology. Combination of plenary and parallel sessions will demonstrate the importance of plant molecular biology to fulfill the need for the development of an ecologically intensive farming.

Published on : 05-02-2018

Early registration for GEOBIA' 18 Conference open until March 15th/ 'Geobia in a changing World - From pixels to ecosystems and global sustainability', Montpellier (Agropolis International), 18-22 June 2018

GEOBIA'18 is expected to gather scientists, professionals and users, from academia, industry, the public sector and government from all over the world.
GEOBIA'18 will continue to be a platform to present research and development on the traditional topics: theory/concept, methods/algorithm and OBIA applications. Special focus will cover today challenges as big data integration, open sources solution, cloud analyses, semantic and knowledge integration. GEOBIA'18 will offer an opportunity for exchange and collaboration perspectives for various global Earth issues facing climate change impacts. Southern and Northern teams would find during this session the opportunity to present their work regarding worldwide challenges such as agro-system, forestry and natural resources monitoring, food security or crop yield modelling, risks management or urban applications.
GEOBIA'18 is organized by several joint research units of Agropolis community : joint research unit ESPACE-DEV and TETIS with the partnership of the joint research unit CESBIO (located at Toulouse) and ONERA (French AeroSpace Research Centre). Registration website: https://wd.cborg.info/GEOBIA2018/

Published on : 05-02-2018

Abstract submission deadline: April 20, 2018 for the 16th EGU-Plinius conference on Mediterranean risks which will be held in Montpellier on October 9-12, 2018

The objective of this 2018 EGU topical conference is to provide an interdisciplinary forum for discussions on our current state of knowledge of Mediterranean risks, such as heavy rainfall events, strong winds, sea surges, floods and landslides. This will be achieved by bringing together scientific experts in the fields of meteorology, hydrology, geomorphology, sociology, engineering, but also governmental or private risk management actors.
The active participation of early career scientists will be encouraged via reduced participation fees and awards for best oral and poster presentations.

Published on : 02-02-2018

See the seminar video of Kevin Wolz, (INRA, UMR System):Frontiers of agroforestry in the Midwest US: Merging economics and ecology

Scientific animation on Agroecology - Ecological intensification of cropping systems in Montpellier - november 2017

Published on : 02-02-2018

Agropolis International is engagaged in the European project INCluSilver. See the video about the project

Project dedicated to support collaboration in different sectors to bring innovative ideas in the field of personalized nutrition for seniors.

Published on : 02-02-2018


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