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INRA in India: a new LIA reinforces research collaboration with BAIF for rural development, environment and food security

PRESSE RELEASE - To support INRA’s collaboration in India on global issues such as sustainable development, environmental protection and food security, Girish Sohani, President of BAIF Development Research Foundation, India’s largest NGO in the field of agriculture and long-standing partner of INRA, visited INRA on 21 and 22 March and met Philippe Mauguin, President of INRA.

Published on 04 April 2019

illustration INRA in India: a new LIA reinforces research collaboration with BAIF for rural development, environment and food security

Both partners welcomed the launch of the International Associated Laboratory (LIA) "Genetic IMprovement of Indian Cattle and Buffaloes - GIMIC", established between the Joint Research Unit for Animal Genetics and Integrative Biology (GABI, part of the Animal Health Division) of INRA Jouy-en-Josas and BAIF in India. The LIA GIMIC develops fundamental and applied research activities by setting up sustainable breeding programmes for local cattle breeds which are not very productive but adapted to the tropical climatic conditions in low input production systems with small herds. The LIA involves exchanges of researchers, students and doctoral students, training sessions and scientific discussions. Girish Sohani and Philippe Mauguin discussed the documents for setting up this lnternational Associated Laboratory, in the presence of Vincent Ducrocq, the INRA coordinator of the LIA.

During the meeting, there were also discussions on the construction of the Living Lab project in India led by BAIF and INRA on Agriculture – Food – Water – Energy – Health.

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Climate change and risks

Two publications present the results of FACCE-JPI

The Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE-JPI) has published its new brochure and a flyer on soil management in the context of climate change mitigation. The brochure presents the achievements and future actions of FACCE-JPI and includes several key interviews. The flyer highlights some of the research projects that are part of the 'FACCE-JPI Multi-Partner Call on Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research'. Both documents were presented at the International Conference on Agricultural GHG Emissions and Food Security organised by GRA and FACCE-JPI in Berlin (10-13 September 2018).

12 December 2019

Society and regional strategies

Guy Richard: a forward-looking innovator

Guy Richard heads up INRAE’s Directorate for Expertise, Foresight and Advanced Studies (DEPE), which he previously managed for two years at INRA prior to the merger. Before that, he was Head of the Environment and Agronomy scientific division at INRA for eight years. This agronomist’s favourite subject? “Anticipating agriculture”. His method? Team leadership based on strategy and hands-on work.

02 December 2019