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For multi-performance agricultural systems

In agroecology, ecological principles are applied to agricultural systems to optimise interactions between plants, animals, humans, and the environment with a view to creating more sustainable and equitable agrifood systems. Our agroecological research seeks to • preserve cultivated habitats • reduce the use of synthetic inputs (e.g., pesticides, antibiotics, and fertilisers) by exploiting biological control techniques • increasing the diversity of agricultural production systems at all scales, from field to fork

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INRAE, French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment

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Jean-François Soussana, expert for the IPCC and INRAE Vice President

Jean-François Soussana has worked as lead author for IPCC Assessment Reports since 1998, and recently for the IPCC special report on climate change and land.