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INRAE collaborations and partnerships strengthened in Australia

PRESS RELEASE - From 24 March to 29 March 2023, CEO Philippe Mauguin travelled with an INRAE delegation to Australia in order to sign cooperation agreements with the Commonwealth Scientific and Innovation Research Organisation (CSIRO) and three major Australian universities (Australian National University, Queensland University, University of Melbourne). This visit was the occasion to launch an International Associated Laboratory (LIA) on the use of stable isotopes in seed selection and to pave the way for several LIAs in the field of agriculture and climate change, on adaptation to climate change of wheat, reduction of enteric methane in ruminants, organic carbon in soils, integrated water management at the river basin level and biosafety in a context of increasing transboundary risks of plant and animal diseases.

Published on 29 March 2023

illustration INRAE collaborations and partnerships strengthened in Australia

Under the framework agreement signed in 2020, INRAE and CSIRO - the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation - have consolidated their collaborations with more than 230 co-publications over the 2017-2021 reference period, particularly in the areas of ecology, environmental sciences and plant sciences. Since 2017, the two institutions have set up a Joint Linkage Call (JLC) which supports scientific cross-mobility projects on topics of shared interest. During the last call for 2023, 13 JLC-type projects were selected. An agreement extending the JLC exchange programme until 2025 was signed during the visit.

Building on scientific collaboration supported by a framework agreement renewed since 2004 with Irstea, the Australian National University (ANU) signed a framework agreement with INRAE on 28 March 2023 for cooperation in the fields of agriculture, bioeconomy, water, environment and food science. Through a letter of intent, the heads of both institutions also expressed their shared intention to build an International Associated Laboratory (LIA) on the use of stable isotopes for seed and plant improvement.

Two new framework agreements were signed in Canberra on 28 March, with the University of Queensland and the University of Melbourne, with a view to establishing a partnership with two other renowned universities in Australia, which are among the foremost Australian partners in terms of co-publications and scientific collaborations. These agreements lay the foundations for furthering the respective partnerships through joint projects and cooperation instruments.



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International cooperation between France and South Africa: ARC, CIRAD and INRAE sign a tripartite agreement

PRESS RELEASE - On Friday 24 July 2020, Dr Shadrack Ralekeno Moephuli, CEO of the ARC (Agricultural Research Council), Michel Eddi, CEO of CIRAD and Philippe Mauguin, Chair and CEO of INRAE signed a 5-year unprecedented tripartite agreement to strengthen and extend existing collaborations between the three organizations. The institutions confirmed their intentions of working together to tackle the challenges facing the southern Africa region and of contributing to the dialogue on global initiatives that is unfolding in the area. The agreement was initialled remotely by video conference, with Aurélien Lechevallier, Ambassador of France to South Africa, as a witness.

27 July 2020

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Scientific cooperation between France and Japan: a stronger INRAE-NARO partnership on agriculture and food

PRESS RELEASE - On Monday 15 November, Dr KYUMA Kazuo, President of the Japanese National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO), and Philippe Mauguin, Chair and CEO of INRAE, renewed their cooperation agreements for a five-year period during an online signing ceremony. As the leading research institutes for agriculture, food and environment in their respective countries, NARO and INRAE are demonstrating their commitment to continue working actively in these key areas. The two organisations have signed a new framework agreement and a new mobility agreement (known as a Joint Linkage Call) with a view to advancing knowledge at the highest scientific level that can help our societies tackle the global challenges associated with climate change.

15 November 2021

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France-Spain-USA: a new international associated laboratory dedicated to climate impacts on freshwater ecosystems

PRESS RELEASE - On 10 June 2021, Philippe Mauguin, Chair and CEO of INRAE; Noam Pines, Associate Director at the University of California, Berkeley; Laurent Bordes, President of the University of Pau and the Adour Region; and Eva Ferreira Garcia, Rector of the University of the Basque Country in Bilbao; undertook to create a new international associated laboratory: the LIA MacLIFE. By bringing together complementary disciplinary expertise, this new “laboratory without walls” will be dedicated to knowledge on the impacts of climate change on freshwater organisms and ecosystems. The joint work of the teams involved should support new policies for the management of aquatic environments.

11 June 2021