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 5 December, 2023 -On World Soil Day, local and national organisations signing the European Soil Manifesto, showing their support to the European Union's mission "A Healthy Soil Pact for Europe" and its objectives. The signatories are joining a community of practice that champions the importance of soil health and is concerned about the future of soils in Europe and around the world. Among the many signatories is Marion Bardy, Director of Public Policy Support for INRAE.

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20 November, 2023 - Renewal of the agreement for the joint unit to support international relations (UMARI) between CIRAD and INRAE. The UMARI, set up in 2015, provides pooled support for the development and enhancement of international scientific collaborations, by linking up and creating synergies between numerous research, research training and innovation partnerships on every continent. These efforts aim to better coordinate and structure research responses to global challenges such as climate change, biodiversity loss, human, animal and plant health in the broadest sense, food and nutrition insecurity, and the development and management of natural resources associated with agricultural, forestry and food systems.


16 November, 2023 - The international initiative PREZODE to prevent zoonotic disease emergence held its 2nd General Assembly. The event gave an overview of the achievements of the international initiative since its launch in January 2021, the partnerships with International Organisations, and to inform about the implementation of the governance bodies and chairs. Dr Papa Serigne Seck, from Senegal, is the new President of the General Assembly, and Dr Soawapak Hinjoy, from Thailand, the Vice-President. The main topic of the event “Strengthening Member Synergies” gave an emphasis  on the values of cooperation and collaboration which are at the core of PREZODE. The initiative will launch a call for experts to join the 5 Pillars Working Groups. Full press release



27 Octobre, 2023 - The UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) this week announced the next Steering Committee of its High Level Panel of Experts on food security and nutrition. The following 15 world-renowned experts have been appointed by the Bureau of the UN Committee on World Food Security to serve as members of the Steering Committee of the HLPE-FSN., including Marie Josèphe Amiot-Carlin, Honorary Research Director in Nutrition and Public Health, retired INRAE Project Manager, of Human nutrition and food safety division. The HLPE-FSN Steering Committee members are reputable, internationally recognized experts on food security and nutrition-related fields and reflect an assortment of scientific disciplines, balance of regional expertise as well as consideration of gender representation. They work with an extensive network of over 2,000 experts and they participate in their individual capacities and not as representatives of their respective governments institutions or organizations.


Signature de l'accord de coopération entre les représentants d'INRAE et du DST indien

New cooperation agreement between INRAE and the Indian Government's Department of Science and Technology (DST). The "India-France Science Connect" day was organised on 6 October 2023, in Paris, at the initiative of the Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research (IFCPAR). The event gathered the Indian Embassy in Paris, the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the French National Research Agency, and key scientific partners involved in the cooperation between France and India, including INRAE. On this occasion, INRAE and the DST in India signed a cooperation agreement on food security, natural resource management, agroecology, digitalisation and disease prevention for One Health.  A future scientific workshop between INRAE and DST will define a work programme on these topics. Find out more about our collaboration with India.


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15 September, 2023 – Launch of a new international associated laboratory (IAL) to assess and model ruminant meat quality. During his visit to Bordeaux, France, INRAE’s Chair and CEO signed the creation of the IAL RUMQUAL in partnership with Bordeaux Sciences Agro and AG Research in New Zealand. This international laboratory builds on previous successful collaborations and will generate fundamental and applied knowledge on sustainable meat production of quality. It will make it possible to offer products of satisfactory quality in sensory, nutritional and environmental terms. It follows on from the framework cooperation agreement signed in June 2020 between INRAE and the member institutes of Science New Zealand, including AgResarch.


06 June, 2023 - INRAE and its North American partners strengthen their scientific and institutional cooperation. During a visit to North America, Philippe Mauguin, INRAE Chair and CEO, and Jean-François Soussana, Vice President of International Policy, met with key partners. INRAE and Université Laval signed a new framework agreement for 2023-2027 and launched the new International Associated Laboratory for Farm Animal Nutrition and Modelling for Sustainable Feeding Systems (IAL Nutri-Mod), in partnership with AgroParisTech. The signature of the IAL IN-COMBI “Inclusive Nutrition: combinatorial nutritional signals drive plant responses to climate change” formalized the partnership with Michigan State University, in association with Montpellier Institut Agro and the University of Montpellier.


April 20, 2023 - INRAE renews partnerships for the environment and food security in India. Following his participation in the G20 MACS in India as the Chief Scientific Officer for France , Philippe Mauguin, Chair and CEO of INRAE,  renewed several partnerships. A new workplan was presented with the Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) and a framework agreement was reached by INRAE and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru, extending cooperation beyond the Indo French Cell for Water Sciences Research Unit (CEFIRSE), in partnership with CNRS, CNES, IRD, UPMC and the University of Toulouse, to other areas of research including wastewater reuse (REUSE). The fourth renewal of the framework agreement was signed with the Bharatiya Agro Industries Foundation (BAIF) for research and development cooperation.