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Mediterranean Week at Agropolis International : participate in three major events (Sesame - ARIMNet2 - PRIMA) 10,12 and 13 October 2017, Agropolis International, Montpellier, France

Three international events are organized at Agropolis International:
- 5th SESAME International Seminar:' Agriculture, integrated management of resources and climate: What new territorial governance for sustainable development in the Mediterranean and West Africa?10/10/2017.
- ARIMNet2 Event:ARIMNet2 Mid-term Meeting of the Research Projects funded in the 2015 Joint Call and ARIMNet2 Final Conference,12 and 13/10/2017;
- Presentation of the PRIMA Initiative's Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area - 2018-2028), 13/10/2017.
These events are open with a free but mandatory registration.
- Consult the entire program: http://www.agropolis.fr/actualites/2017-recherche-agronomique-en-mediterranee-octobre2017.php

Published on : 22-09-2017


Multi-platform International Summer School on Agent-Based Modelling & Simulation (MISS-ABMS) for Renewable Resources Management: the 2017 edition which was held from 4 to 15 September at Agropolis International, Montpellier/France hosted 20 participants from 9 countries across Europe, North America, South America, Africa and Asia


Each year, Agropolis International hosts the Multi-platform International Summer School on Agent-Based Modelling & Simulation (MISS-ABMS) for Renewable Resources Management. During this two-weeks course, working in small groups through participatory approaches, participants acquire the basic skills required for building their own agent-based models. The 2017 edition was held from 4 to 15 September and hosted 20 participants from 9 countries across Europe, North America, South America, Africa and Asia. This summer school is co-organised by CIRAD, IRSTEA and Agropolis International, in collaboration with CNRS and the Universities of Toulouse and Rouen.

Published on : 25-09-2017


Participate in the 5th SESAME international seminar 'Agriculture, integrated management of resources and climate: What new territorial governance for sustainable development in the Mediterranean and West Africa' on Tuesday 10th October 2017, Agropolis International, Montpellier, France


The General Council for Food, Agriculture and Rural Spaces (CGAAER, France), the General Council for Agricultural Development (CGDA, Morocco) and the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), with the support of Agropolis International, ADECIA, the Regional Directorate for Agriculture and Forestry of Occitania and the Association Echanges méditerranéens pour l'eau, la forêt organize this event. The Hérault General Council, AIRMF, CIHEAM, AFEID, the FARM foundation, Plan Bleu, IME and Green Cross are partners of the event.
This seminar is open, with registration required at: www.agropolis.fr/formulaires/sesame2017.php
On-line program at: http://www.agropolis.fr/pdf/actu/sesame-projet-programme.pdf
SESAME is one of the three major events of the 'Mediterranean Week in Agropolis' (10-13 October 2017, Agropolis International, Montpellier): http://www.agropolis.fr/actualites/2017-recherche-agronomique-en-mediterranee-octobre2017.php

Published on : 22-09-2017


Just published: «Key points for discussion at the panel conference »/Conference - Debate 'Rural employment and agricultural models: Issues and experiences shared from Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and Africa'(September 2017)


This conference hosted by Eric ANDRIEU, S&D Coordinator for Agriculture and Rural Development, was organised by Agropolis International Association and several member institutions-Bioversity International, CIHEAM/IAM.M, CIRAD, CNRS, INRA, IRD, IRSTEA, Montpellier SupAgro-.
-Open to the Euro MPs, European officials of the various DG of the European Commission (Agricultural and Rural Development ; Research & Innovation ; International Cooperation and Development)and to permanent representatives member states.
Objectives of the event :
Show the contribution of the scientific community research actions regarding the global issues related to agriculture for development, food security and fight against malnutrition linked to climate change,
Highlight the link between science and rural employment directly related to production as well as indirect and induced employment,
Present some achievements of the regional Agropolis scientific community in Montpellier focusing on flagship projects, in partnership with European and South organisations.

Published on : 22-09-2017


On 12/09, on the occasion of COP 13 of the UNCCD (Ordos, China), the Initiative 4 for 1000 has received the "Policy of the Visionary Future" award from the World Future Council, which rewards the best policies dedicated to land restoration


This initiative aims to promote carbon storage in the soil to mitigate climate change, adapt to it and contribute to food security.
Launched two years ago by France, it involves more than 250 partner institutions and 130 member organizations or countries from all walks of life, including CGIAR, CIRAD, INRA and IRD.

Published on : 15-09-2017


Abstract submission until October 1st 2017 for ICPPMA - 1st International Congress for Plant Protection in Mediterranean Agroecosystems - July 16, 2018 to July 20, 2018 - Montpellier (Campus "La Gaillarde")


Context: Following objectives for restoration of disturbed agrosystems, it is becoming urgent to understand the contribution of invasives species within all degradation functions, and especially in the context of fast programmed elimination of pesticides. To give relevant answers to the questions carrying about the role of the harmful organizations and the invasive species in the degradation of the Mediterranean eco anthroposystems due to parasites, the 1st congress ICPPMA will included the following sessions: - Food webs in Mediterranean Agroecosystems, - Epidemiological surveys in Mediterranean Plant protection, - Role and functioning of phytosanitary agencies in the context of new emerging pests, - IPM: agroecological structures and biocontrôle in in Mediterranean Agroecosystems, - NTIC in plant protection in the Mediterranean, - Regulations in plant protection in the Mediterranean. Organized by several French anf foreign organizations: Montpellier SupAgro, CIRAD, INRA, IRD, ANSES, USDA, ITAB, DC Consulting, AFPP, CTIL, IFV.

Published on : 06-09-2017


The CSFD/French Scientific Committee on Desertification will be present at COP13 of the UNCCD (United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification) / 6 - 16 September 2017, Ordos, China


The next Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) will take place in Ordos, China, from 6 to 16 September 2017.
Meetings of the subsidiary bodies (Committee on Science and Technology, Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention) will be held simultaneously, and many side events will also take place.
Mélanie Requier-Desjardins and Jean-Luc Chotte, two members of the CSFD, will be part of the French delegation, in order to provide scientific advice that will feed into the work of the negotiators, and to participate in various events.
Mélanie Requier-Desjardins will also be present at the COP as President of DeserNet International (DNI) which is organizing two side events.
The CSFD is hosted and managed by the Agropolis International association.

Published on : 30-08-2017


Initiative 4 for 1000 receives World Future Council's Visionary Future Policy Award


This award recognizes the best policies dedicated to land restoration. International recognition for this initiative, which aims to promote carbon storage in the soil to mitigate climate change, adapt to it and contribute to food security. Launched two years ago by France, it involves more than 250 partner institutions and 130 member organizations or countries from all walks of life, including CGIAR, CIRAD, INRA and IRD.
The Executive Secretariat of Initiative 4 for 1000 is hosted by the CGIAR and is located in the Agropolis International building in Montpellier.
More: https://www.worldfuturecouncil.org/inc/uploads/2017/08/FPA-2017-French.pdf

Published on : 30-08-2017


Save the date: GEOBIA' 18 - Conference 'Geobia in a changing World - From pixels to ecosystems and global sustainability' will be held in 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).
The submission for an abstract for a verbal or a poster presentation at the conference will be open from 19 November 2017.

Published on : 18-08-2017


Save the date: ISESSAH 2018 (International Society for Economics and Social Sciences of Animal Health)/ InnovSur 2018 ('INNOVATION in Health Surveillance' International Forum) will be held in Montpellier (14-18 May, 2018)


The International Society for Economics and Social Sciences of Animal Health (ISESSAH) was established in 2017. ISESSAH aims to improve animal health and welfare policies, programmes and projects through more nuanced use of concepts and tools available in economics and social science disciplines. In the process it will provide opportunities for animal health professionals globally to achieve wider societal benefits from animals in society.
The ISESSAH 2018 conference will provide a forum to meet colleagues and leading thinkers in the field to enhance the use of economics in animal health education, research and policy making internationally.
The combination of ISESSAH 2018 and INNOVSUR event co-organised by the French Institute for Agricultural Research for Development (CIRAD) will provide a specific opportunity for greater North-South interactions and emphasize on environmental and agricultural health economic issues.

Published on : 18-08-2017


 

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