Les Dossiers d'Agropolis International

These thematic directories provide a global and easy to consult presentation of the laboratories, teams and research units of all the Agropolis intitutes involved in the given issue. They also provide information on the wide range of training sessions available.

One of the objectives of the series is to facilitate contacts for the development of exchanges and technical and scientific cooperations by a wider promotion of the community skills.

Each series which is a directory of skills, is dedicated to a major scientific issue.

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“Viticulture and Wine” n° 21
(October 2016 - 76 p.)

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Agropolis thematic file on climate change

Scientific coordination : Bruno Blondin (Montpellier SupAgro), Hervé Hannin (Montpellier SupAgro), Thierry Simonneau (INRA), Jean-Marc Touzard (INRA), Patrice This (INRA)
Coordination: Chantal Dorthe (INRA)
Agropolis International Correspondent: Mélanie Broin

This Dossier presents the scientific structures based in Languedoc-Roussillon area, members of the Agropolis International scientific community, whose activities are focused on training, research and innovation regarding viticulture and wine: higher education and research institutions, development and incubation platforms;

14 joint research units (UMRs, attached to several parent organizations) and research groups, conducting studies in different complementary scientific disciplines (genetics, physiology, agronomy, ecology, oenology, economy, information science, etc.);

3 joint technology units (UMTs), experimental units and field stations, conducting studies in the field or in technology centres for research units and public and private partners.

“Climate change” n° 20
(February 2015 - 87 p.)

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Agropolis thematic file on climate change

Coordinators: Sandra Ardoin-Bardin (IRD), Nicolas Arnaud (CNRS), Sophie Boutin (UM), Jean-Luc Chotte (IRD), Philippe Jarne (CNRS), Pascal Kosuth (Agropolis Fondation), Philippe Lebaron (UPMC), Éric Servat (IRD) and Mélanie Broin (Agropolis International)

The topics covered in this Dossier concern 49 research units, 2 laboratories of excellence et 1 federative structure, 5 research infrastructures of national or European scope,5 foreign or international partners, based in Languedoc-Roussillon Region.


“Family farming” n° 19
(May 2014 - 64 p.)

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Agropolis thematic file on Family Farming

Coordinators: Jean-Michel Sourisseau, Cirad (UMR ART-Dev), Sylvie Albert and Mélanie Broin (Agropolis International)

The topics covered in this Dossier concern 21 research units based in Languedoc-Roussillon Region, involving over 1 000 researchers whose activities are fully or partially focused on addressing–in collaboration with many partners–major family farming challenges in France and worldwide.


“Green technologies” n° 16 (December 2012, 48 p.)

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Agropolis thematic file on Green technologies

Coordinators: Véronique Bellon-Maurel, Irstea, Fabien Boulier & Nathalie Villeméjeanne (Agropolis International)

Research skills of Montpellier and the Languedoc-Roussillon region in the field of green technologies.The topics presented in this issue are of particular concern to the nine research units or teams that have made environmental technologies an essential part of their work, comprising some 150 senior scientists and 100 doctoral students.

Special issue on partnership:
"From Brazil to Europe : 10 years of Labex Program, EMBRAPA's laboratory without walls"
n° 15 (October 2012, 48 p.)

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Coordinators: Pedro Arcuri (Labex Europe Embrapa), Paula Dias (Agropolis international)

Building scientific partnerships today: EMBRAPA's Labex Program in Europe and over the world.
Embrapa has implemented this strategy through ‘Labex’', ‘virtual laboratories abroad without walls’ (from Laboratórios no Exterior, in Portuguese), in the United States, Europe and more recently in Asia.
Senior scientists are posted to ‘cutting-edge’ teams to work two-thirds of their time on an ambitious project of joint interest. They use the rest of the time for prospecting and for seeking new opportunities. Information flows from these Labex to Brazilian research institutes. After the first decade in Europe, we can observe a strong increase in collaborative projects.

This special Agropolis International Dossier devoted to ‘Partnership’ describes results and experiences of Labex-Europe’s 10 years of functioning. Experiences that Embrapa and Agropolis International wish to share.

“Water resources - Preservation and management” n° 14 (March 2012, 71 p.)

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Coordinators: Thierry Rieu (AgroParisTech - Centre de Montpellier),Mélanie Broin and Michel Soulié (Agropolis International)
This Dossier presents 18 research units from Languedoc-Roussillon and Avignon,gathering more than 800 scientists, working fully or partially on hydrosystems, water quality and/or water resource management.
Research units focused on lagoons and coastal zones are not presented here but in another Agropolis Dossier about “Aquatic Ecosystems” published in 2007.

The Dossier also presents
10 international cooperation or valorisation structures or programmes, in which the regional water scientific community is highly involved. Finally, it also gives a list of 43 higher education diplomas, from 2 to 8 years postgraduate,proposed in the region and more or less tightly linked to the theme of water.

This is the first Agropolis Dossier to be available in Spanish : Recursos de Agua: Preservación y gestión (n° 14 - 71 páginas - Marzo 2012)

“Biodiversity - Science for humans and nature” n° 13 (August 2011, 83 p.)

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Agropolis thematic file on Biodiversity

Coordinators: Serge Morand (UM 2) and Chantal Dorthe (INRA)

The term´biodiversity´ designates the variety of life forms at all organization levels, including genes, populations, communities and ecosystems, as well as humans because of their interactions with all biodiversity components.

Agronomy - Crops and cropping systems” n° 12 (July 2010, 68 p.) - 2nd Edition 2012

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Agropolis thematic file on Agronomy

Coordinator:Jacques Wery (UMR System)

The 2006–2008 food crisis and the accompanying hunger riots put agriculture and its crucial role under the media and political spotlight, hence revealing the essential role that agricultural sciences will have to play in the coming years.

Agronomists are indeed facing a major challenge–to invent and promote agricultural systems capable of providing a sufficient volume of top quality products to feed around 9 billion people in the future, thus ensuring peoples´ well-being and health, while also minimizing the environmental footprint of farming...

dossier duras“DURAS project: Innovative partnerships for sustainable development” n° 11 (June 2010, 48 p.)
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Coordinator: Oliver Oliveros
DURAS Project is like no other. It was designed to support the facilitation role of the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) in its effort to promote the opening up of the agricultural research system, particularly by ensuring that research priorities are identified in a participatory fashion and that the less vocal stakeholders, most notably civil society groups, are mobilized and able to meaningfully participate in agricultural research for development (ARD) processes. It was also conceived so that stakeholders could share and exchange information through available interactive regional agricultural information systems.

dossier agropolis  labex“A model laboratory without walls: the Brazilian Labex” n° 10 (March 2010, 26 p.)

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Coordinators:Yves Savidan (Agropolis International, France) and Pedro Arcuri (Embrapa, Brazil)

The research competences of Montpellier and the Languedoc-Roussillon region within the framework of Labex Europe.

This special Agropolis International Dossier devoted to ´Partnership´ describes the teachings of seven years of functioning of Labex-Europe. Teachings that Embrapa and Agropolis International wish to share.

dossier agropolis geoinformaion"Geoinformation and Earth Observation for environment and territories " n° 9 (February 2010, 68 p.)
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Coordinator:Pascal Kosuth (Director of UMR TETIS and the Remote Sensing Center, Montpellier, France)

Access to airborne and satellite technology for Earth Observation is a major methodological boon for researchers. This ‘altitude gain‘ for monitoring has led to the development of a new approach to assessing territories, providing an overview of the target area and clarifying the distribution of elements within this area. The quality and accuracy of the remote sensing tool are continually being improved.
The increase in the number of spaceborne sensors and progress achieved in signal processing have generated new information that can in turn be used in a broad range of scientific fields as well as for decision support.
This is the first Dossier devoted to a research and action tool. It presents research on improving this tool, along with examples of its applications to meet needs on different topics.

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Agropolis International Letter n° 17, November 2015N° 17, November 2015
Focus : NIPN initiative hosted and coordinated by Agropolis International / An AgroVallée project in Montpellier for the first half of 2016

Publications : Dossiers d'Agropolis International n°21 Vigne et vin (November 2015, 76 pages, in French) - This Dossier will be published in English in 2016 / Climate change: impact and adaptation,in the Dossiers d'Agropolis International collection, n° 20 – February 2015. Available in English and French / Proceedings of the International Encounters on Family Farming and Research that took place from 1 to 3 June 2014 in Montpellier (France). Trilingual document (English, French and Spanish), 324 pages, April 2015
Training : CIHEAM–IAMM (Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Montpellier),an Agropolis International member institution, has now been accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research to issue national Master's degrees
Partnerships : Creation of a European Labex UPM – a Virtual Laboratory of the Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)– at Agropolis International, Montpellier (France) / Arrival of new coordinators in Montpellier for EMBRAPA (Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária) Labex Europe–Brazil and INTA (Instituto Nacional de
Tecnologìa Agropecuaria) LABINTEX–Argentina / Agrocluster in Campinas (Brazil) The official launch of the Brazilian Agropolo (agrocluster) in Campinas took place on 21 September 2015 / Kyoto University (Japan)
A glance at international events in Montpellier and outcomes

Agropolis International Letter n° 16, November 2014N° 16, November 2014


What's on in Languedoc-Roussillon Region : - International Encounters "Family Farming and Research" / - Inauguration of the CGIAR Consortium headquarters in Montpellier
Cooperation : The European meta-cluster "Feeding the Planet" pursues its internationalisation strategy
International agricultural research / Bernard Hubert, President of Agropolis International, reappointed President of the French Commission for International Agricultural Research (CRAI)
Networks : RéSEM – A Montpellier–based network of experimental greenhouses
Training : A new international Master's programme on tropical biotechnologies (MIBioT) was launched in October 2014 / The Virtual University of Agroecology launched its first online training module
Focus on... : AIDA Research Unit – Agro-ecology and Sustainable Intensifications of Annual Crops
Publications : Dossier d'Agropolis International n° 19, "Family Farming"
- Mobilization of research for the future of the Mediterranean Sea - results of the MERMED study
Web : Agropolis International "Family Farming" portal (in French) / Series of seminars and debates on agroecology
2015 events involving the Agropolis International scientific community

Agropolis International Letter n° 15, January 2014N° 15, January 2014
Cooperation : Looking back on the France-Argentina 'Cooperation for Innovation -Agriculture, Territories and Environment' seminar

Just published : two Agropolis thematic files in French on collection and resources for biodiversity and food nutrition and health / AFRESH project Joint Action Plan

Web: Agropolis International mobile site in English/ a new website in French and English for CSFD(The French Scientific Committee on Desertificatin )

Focus on Eco&Sols Joint Research Unit

N° 14, June 2013
Focus on the activities of international organizations located on the Agropolis Campus:
- 2002-2012: 10th anniversary of the Labex Europe of EMBRAPA - Argentina strengthens partnerships in Europe /
- 4 March 2013:A historic day for the CGIAR

Cooperation :
- Agriculture, agrofood, agrobiotechnology the European 'Feeding the planet - European Bio Food Clusters on the World Stage' (2012-2014) project
- Food and health: bringing research closer to civil society - INPROFOOD project

Partnership : (ARP) MER-MED - Forward-thinking workshop on the Mediterranean

Training : AgroParisTech, the Paris Institute of Technology for Life, Food and Environmental Sciences, bolsters its international position

Focus on MIVEGEC joint research unit : Infectious diseases - the focus of the MIVEGEC (Infectious diseases and vectors: ecology, genetics, evolution and control) joint research unit

Just out :
- Les Dossiers d'Agropolis International series : n°16 "Green technologies" (Available in french and english)
- Executive summary 'SESAME - Water and Food Security - A vital challenge for the Mediterranean region', published on the occasion of World Water Day, 22 March 2013

Lettre internationale d'Agropolis n° 13, mai 2012N° 13, may 2012
LabEx Europe an External Laboratory of Embrapa has been hosted by Agropolis International for 10 years
; An Argentinian LABINTEX set up in Montpellier


Lettre internationale d'Agropolis n° 12, décembre 2011N° 12, december 2011
The Agropolis International Association celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2011

Lettre internationale d'Agropolis n° 11,octobre 2012N° 11, october 2011
G20 agricultural research systems address food security;
A visit to France by Elinor Ostrom, Nobel Prize in Economics in 2009 ;Agropolis International joins the Consortium of Scientific Partners (CSP) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CDB)...


Lettre internationale d'Agropolis n° 10, avril 2011N° 10, april 2011

What's on in Montpellier?
The CGIAR Consortium is now hosted at Agropolis International; - GRiS : Global Rice Scientific Partnership, Global Rice Scientific Partnership

Lettre internationale d'Agropolis n° 9, mars 2011N°9, march 2011
What's on in Montpellier?
Arcad, an agrobiodiversity resource centre at the heart of the Montpellier scientific community

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