The two new French-Chinese International Associated Laboratories (LIA) are the following:
- The International Associated laboratory for Plant Protection Bacteria-Insect-Plant Interaction for pest biocontrol, in partnership with INRA's Institute of Ecology and Environmental Sciences (IEES Paris), INRA's MICALIS Joint Research Unit for Food and Gut Microbiology for Human Health, the Sorbonne University and the Paris Saclay University in France, and for the CAAS, the Plant Protection Institute, in China.
- The International Associated Laboratory on Wheat Genomics and Breeding, in partnership with INRA’s Joint Research Unit for Genetics, Diversity and Ecophysiology of Cereals and Clermont–Auvergne University in France and for the CAAS, the Institute of Agricultural Sciences, in China.
These research projects, identified and prepared since the CAAS-INRA workshop held in Paris on 17 and 18 May 2018, play a part in the agroeocological transition and in food security and are part of the French-Chinese year of the environment.
With these two new agreements, INRA has signed a total of 15 LIAs with its international partners of excellence.