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French-Argentine cooperation in research in agriculture: officials from INTA / Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria visited Agropolis International in Montpellier from 20-22 March 2017 to strengthen the cooperation initiated in 2012 with the opening of the European laboratory without walls of INTA (LABINTEX Europe)

It was a pleasure for Bernard Hubert, the President of Agropolis International, to welcome in Montpellier a delegation from INTA, consisting of Amadeo Nicora, its President, Héctor Espina, its National Director, and Fernando Fernandez, its National Research Coordinator. His excellency Mr. Jorge Faurie, the Ambassador of Argentina in France, took this opportunity to come to Montpellier. Alejandro Hector Valeiro, the new LABINTEX Europe of INTA coordinator also attended it. One of the objectives of this institutional visit was to consolidate the cooperation initiated in 2012 with the European laboratory without walls of INTA (LABINTEX Europe),The LABINTEX Europe of INTA is hosted by Agropolis International and gets administrative support from them.

Published on : 23-03-2017


Registration before June 30, 2017 for MISS-ABMS 2017/Multi-platform International Summer School on Agent-Based Modelling & Simulation for Renewable Resources Management which will be held 4-15 September 2017, Agropolis International, Montpellier


This summer school is about learning the different skills required for building agent-based models for renewable resources management.It is organized by CIRAD and IRSTEA with the partnership of Agropolis International association, CNRS, Universities of Toulouse and Rouen.

Published on : 16-03-2017


Abstract submission deadline has been postponed to the 16th, March for the 11th edition of the EFITA Congress/ European conference dedicated to the future use of ICT in agriculture, 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 agriculture, 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 : 01-03-2017


Agropolis International welcomes the selection of the MUSE I-SITE project


After a hearing by an international jury on 21 February 2017, the Montpellier University of Excellence (MUSE) project was awarded Initiative – Science – Innovation – Territories – Economy (I-SITE) certification. This represents remarkable recognition for the regional scientific community, particularly in the fields of health, agro-environment and biodiversity. This community has developed numerous long-lasting joint actions and projects with an international scope. MUSE unites around the University of Montpellier a consortium of 10 research organizations (BRGM, CEA, Cirad, CNRS, Ifremer, Inra, Inria, Inserm, IRD, Irstea), 4 schools (ENSAM, ENSCM, EMA, SupAgro), 3 hospitals (CHU Montpellier, CHU Nîmes, Institut de Cancérologie de Montpellier) and 1 international organization (CIHEAM-IAMM). Thanks to the MUSE project, the regional agro-environment and biodiversity cluster (the number 1 site in France), which is open to the world of economic development and supported by local authorities, will be reinforced and will increase its international visibility as well as its contribution to local development.

Published on : 01-03-2017


MOOCs including the participation of scientists belonging to the Agropolis member institutions involved in agroecology and Medical entomology - Insect vectors and transmission of pathogens


Registration until 06/03/2017 for the MOOc Agroecology and until 18/03/2017 for Medical entomology - Insect vectors and transmission of pathogens Moocs with materials in english.

Published on : 01-03-2017


Register at MOOC “Medical entomology - Insect vectors and transmission of pathogens”, available from 6 February to 20 March 2017


Register at MOOC “Medical entomology - Insect vectors and transmission of pathogens” designed by IRD with the participation of scientists from Joint Research Unit UMR MIVEGEC, available from 6 February to 20 March 2017. This free MOOC about Medical entomology is open to everyone interested in the insects and arthropods that impact human health as well as the associated diseases, such as malaria, dengue, Zika, Lyme borreliosis, Chagas disease… Understanding the relationships between vectors, pathogens and vertebrates is fundamental in the study of vector-borne diseases. Consequently, this MOOC will focus on mosquitoes, other hematophagous insects and ticks, arbovirosis and parasitic diseases, like new approaches for a better control. The videos are in English subtitled in French and in English. The course is coordinated by 2 medical entomologists: Anna-Bella Failloux, head of the Arboviruses and Insect Vectors Unit in the Department of Virology at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, and Vincent Robert, senior researcher at IRD, Joint Research Unit MIVEGEC (IRD224-CNRS5290-Université de Montpellier).

Published on : 28-02-2017


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


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


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


Mooc Nectar : register until 17 February 2017 - A unique Mooc on the challenges related to arthropods and nematodes taxonomy in agriculture


This online MOOC (in French and English) will deliver 5 weeks of course material and other pedagogical activities covering the following topics: Classification of arthropods and nematodes - Collection and trapping methods - Morphological and molecular identification methods t Application of these integrative concepts for agroecosystem management through case studies; Through innovative pedagogy, the participants will valorise their practical and scientific experience with the help of experts, professors and researchers, of Montpellier SupAgro, CIRAD, INRA and IRD. Watch out ! Pre-requisites in biology are required.

Published on : 10-01-2017


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


 

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