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INRA and IRSTEA publish their joint 2019 annual report

INRAE was born on January 1, 2020, formed by the merger of INRA, the French National Institute for Agricultural Research, and IRSTEA, the French National Research Institute of Science and Technology for the Environment and Agriculture. 2019 was a special year for both institutes. They pursued their goal of scientific excellence, produced knowledge to foster innovation and inform public policies, and built international collaborations. During this same period, they joined forces to create a new research institute, the French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food, and Environment (INRAE). This annual report was written by teams from each of the former institutes, who now form a unified group. The report highlights the advances made by INRA and IRSTEA in 2019 with a view to illustrating the complementarity of their research and objectives.

Published on 25 June 2020

illustration INRA and IRSTEA publish their joint 2019 annual report
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“Research and action naturally go hand and hand. One of our key strengths is drawing upon our combined long-term research results to efficiently direct our short-term research efforts.” Philippe Mauguin, INRAE Chair and CEO

“INRA and IRSTEA perform targeted research, which means that they contribute to a better future by generating both knowledge and solutions. Below, we shine the spotlight on key research published in 2019 and thus honour the efforts of those who dedicate themselves day in and day out to confronting the world's greatest challenges. Their work aims to adapt agricultural systems to climate change, use multiperformance approaches to facilitate the ecological transition, preserve biodiversity, better manage natural resources, produce food more sustainably, boost the bioeconomy, and inform public policies.

[…] research and action naturally go hand and hand. One of our key strengths is drawing upon our combined long-term research results to efficiently direct our short-term research efforts. Given the emerging threats to our future, our research system is all the more precious, as is its holistic approach.” Extract from 'A word from our Chair and CEO', Philippe Mauguin

THE REPORT

  • A word from our Chair and CEO
  • 2019 in brief
  • The prelaunch of INRAE
  • Adapting to climate change
  • Diverse and multiperformance agriculture
  • Biodiversity: a key functional component of natural and cultivated ecosystems
  • Preserving natural resources
  • Sustainable production of healthy food
  • Bioresources & the bioeconomy 
  • Defining tomorrow's research priorities
  • Supporting public policymakers through science
  • Partnerships and innovation                                                                               
  • Europe and the world  
  • Planning for and supporting change

 

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