INRAE, French National Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment.

INRAE, French National Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment.


In 2030, our planet will be home to more than 8 billion people. Malnutrition, climate change, loss of biodiversity, depletion of fossil fuels… these are all threats to global stability and challenges that we must face head-on. Agriculture is the backbone of human society. What we eat affects both our health and the environment. Producing food requires valuable resources, which will become more and more scarce. We must therefore invent the agricultural and food systems of the future. We need agricultural systems that are adapted to climate change, that emit lower levels of greenhouse gases and use fewer pesticides. We need highly productive agricultural systems that are socially responsible and environmentally friendly. They must respect both human health and animal welfare. We need agricultural systems that will transform production models across France, paving the way for The transition towards agroecology The transition towards healthy and sustainable dietary regimes The transition towards high-quality food that is well suited to people of all ages We must also preserve and restore the environment. Protect our water, air, soils, forests, and biodiversity. Anticipate and manage environmental and health risks. Promote an economy characterised by both growth and environmental responsibility. In France, in a new research institute, women and men are generating knowledge that will help us face these challenges and navigate these transitions. 12,000 people, across France, are working towards the greater good with dedication. Affiliated with schools, universities, and the best laboratories in the world, they are working for the planet. Our need for research has never been more urgent. Top-notch research that is independent and ethical. Interdisciplinary research that transcends the limits of our knowledge. Research that exploits the most recent technological advances and digital tools. Research that is produced hand in hand with the people applying it, generating innovative solutions to anchor us within a rapidly changing world. Our future begins now.

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