The teams in the Hauts-de-France centre conduct their work around two main research axes, the multi-performance of field crop systems for a sustainable bioeconomy, and the hygiene of agrifood processes.

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One of the challenges of our work is to contribute to the development of field crop systems that are efficient in terms of production and provision of services, economical in terms of inputs and with a low environmental footprint. The second is to improve the quality and safety of food and to limit water consumption in cleaning operations. The centre is also invested in a specific field of expertise, soil analysis in Arras.

The centre has a staff of 160 researchers, engineers and technicians, including 91 INRAE staff, and also hosts 70 people from transfer organisations.

Our work is in line with the research and innovation priorities of the region, where the agroecological conversion of field crop systems and the development of plant biomass production and processing chains are major sustainable development issues.