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  • New Project to Facilitate Transnational Access to Leading European Aquaculture Research Facilities

    New Project to Facilitate Transnational Access to Leading European Aquaculture Research Facilities

    AQUAEXCEL2020, a research infrastructure project funded under the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme and coordinated by the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), has kicked off this month with the aim to further support the ...

  • North Africa and the Middle East through to the year 2050: towards a greater dependence on agricultural imports

    North Africa and the Middle East through to the year 2050: towards a greater dependence on agricultural imports

    The North Africa and Middle East region (NAME) currently suffers from one of the highest food dependence levels in the world. On 28 October 2015, INRA presented the results of a study, commissioned by Pluriagri*, which was able to simulate the ...

  • Trees show that growing is not putting on weight!

    Trees show that growing is not putting on weight!

    An international consortium led by scientists of the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) has shown that mechanisms involved in tree growth are in action at different times. First, the tree gets bigger due to the production and ...

  • INRA congratulates partner MaaT Pharma on its award at the Worldwide Innovation Challenge

    INRA congratulates partner MaaT Pharma on its award at the Worldwide Innovation Challenge

    Work on intestinal microbiota carried out at INRA for more than 30 years has, with the recent development of metagenomics, led to new breakthroughs that have transformed our understanding of the ecosystem of the human digestive tract. Microbiota ...

  • Wheat Initiative launches its Strategic Research Agenda

    Wheat Initiative launches its Strategic Research Agenda

    To meet the expected 60% raise in demand for wheat by 2050, coordination of research and significant investments are needed to increase wheat sustainable production globally. The Wheat Initiative presented today its Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) ...

  • SAPHIR: an International and Multidisciplinary Approach to Developing New Vaccines for Livestock

    SAPHIR: an International and Multidisciplinary Approach to Developing New Vaccines for Livestock

    SAPHIR is a project coordinated by INRA and selected by the European Commission for its Horizon 2020 programme. Participants launched the project with a seminar held on 11-13 May 2015 at INRA’s Jouy-en-Josas site. SAPHIR aims at developing ...

  • European trees planted in China to identify potentially invasive species in our forests

    European trees planted in China to identify potentially invasive species in our forests

    Most of the exotic species which attack plants in Europe now come from Asia. INRA scientists, together with teams from the Academy of Sciences in Beijing and the Forestry University in Zhejiang have devised a new method for detecting potential ...

  • Oak Genome Decoded

    Oak Genome Decoded

    Research teams at INRA and the CEA have sequenced the genome of pedunculate oak (Quercus robur). It is the first time a Quercus species – a very common one in the northern hemisphere – has been sequenced. This work provides insight into ...

  • Plant strategies for optimising nitrate intake

    Plant strategies for optimising nitrate intake

    The less nitrogen there is in the soil, the better plants are at using it. Researchers from INRA, CNRS and CIRAD, in cooperation with Czech colleagues, have recently shed light on the crucial role of a protein that enables plants to not only assess ...

  • Towards COP21: scientists promote Climate-Smart Agriculture to tackle climate change

    Towards COP21: scientists promote Climate-Smart Agriculture to tackle climate change

    Climate-Smart Agriculture offers the opportunity to design best options to tackle food security as well as to reach a resilient agriculture that also contributes to mitigating climate change. This is a common conviction shared by the scientific ...

  • Launching of the Sciences & Animals Paris Saclay Institute

    Launching of the Sciences & Animals Paris Saclay Institute

    What types of animal selection should be used in farming in the coming years? How will the environment impact the phenotypes of animals and the expression of their genomes? How should new strategies for health be defined? Can appropriate and ...

  • Agrosciences on line : launch of the Agreenium-IAVFF Online University

    Agrosciences on line : launch of the Agreenium-IAVFF Online University

    With learning strategies including ever more digital content, the first course from the Agreenium-Institut Agronomique Vétérinaire et Forestier de France (IAVFF, France`s Agricultural, Veterinary and Forestry Institute) Online ...

  • Signing of a framework collaboration agreement between INRA and Agrial

    Signing of a framework collaboration agreement between INRA and Agrial

    On 26 February 2015, INRA and agricultural and agri-food cooperative group Agrial signed a framework collaboration agreement at the Paris International Agricultural Show. The two organisations share a single vision of economically, environmentally ...

  • Unearthing the Roots of Fungal Symbioses

    Unearthing the Roots of Fungal Symbioses

    To understand the bases of mutualistic symbiosis between soil mycorrhizal fungi and plants, an international consortium of researchers conducted the first broad, comparative phylogenomic analysis of mycorrhizal fungi. Scientists describe how the ...

  • INRA and Tereos sign a partnership agreement

    INRA and Tereos sign a partnership agreement

    INRA and Tereos signed a partnership agreement on Saturday February 21, 2015 during the Paris International Agricultural Show. The agreement, signed by François Houllier, INRA President and CEO, and Alexis Duval, CEO of the Tereos Group aims ...

  • Scrapie could breach the species barrier

    Scrapie could breach the species barrier

    INRA scientists have shown for the first time that the pathogens responsible for scrapie in small ruminants (prions) have the potential to convert the human prion protein from a healthy state to a pathological state. In mice models reproducing the ...

  • Florendovirus: new genus of virus in plant genomes

    Florendovirus: new genus of virus in plant genomes

    While the extent and importance of endogenous viral elements have been thoroughly researched in animals, there is a dearth of knowledge when it comes to plants. Within the framework of a broader international effort, researchers at INRA ...

  • Winners of the 2014 INRA Awards

    Winners of the 2014 INRA Awards

    Five laureates were honoured at the 9th INRA Awards Ceremony for their commitment and findings in such diverse fields as relations between plants and environment, the role of soil microorganisms in the flows of atmospheric carbon or innovative ...

  • Using genetic markers to trace oak wood barrels

    Using genetic markers to trace oak wood barrels

    Researchers at INRA Bordeaux-Aquitaine have identified new genetic markers and developed genotyping technology that can identify species and determine if a lot of oak wood matches its stated provenance. The technology is flexible, quick, accurate, ...

  • Oilseed rape genome sequenced

    Oilseed rape genome sequenced

    An International consortium of more than 30 research institutes, coordinated by scientists at INRA and CEA-Genoscope and associating CNRS and University of Evry, just succeeded in deciphering the complex genome of the recent oilseed rape1 (Brassica ...