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INRA will coordinate public research contributions for Allenvi at 2015 Universal Exposition in Milan

The General Commissioner of the Pavilion France has presented the President of INRA and of the French National Alliance for Research on the Environment (Allenvi), a partnership contract for coordinating the contributions of members of the Alliance for the elaboration of the scientific content presented in the Pavilion France at the 2015 Universal Exposition in Milan.

Updated on 01/07/2015
Published on 02/25/2014

“Feed the planet, energy for life”. The theme of the Pavilion France at the Universal Exposition which will take place in Milan from May 1st to October 31st, 2015, mobilizes INRA and the members of the National Alliance for Research on the Environment (Allenvi). During the 51st International Agricultural Show (Paris, France), Alain Berger, General Commissioner of the Pavilion France, has presented François Houllier, President of INRA and of Allenvi, a partnership contract giving him a mandate for coordinating all scientific content presented during the six months of the Universal Exposition, whether it be museography or events.

Given the strong economic and scientific assets regarding this theme, the French participation will rely on four main force lines: France’s ability to contribute to global food security, by participating in supplying countries in deficit, by producing both “more” and “better”, that is to say more sustainably, by cooperating with developing countries to improve their capacity to feed their populations. Fourth element: France’s commitment in a model combining quantity (global food security) and quality (sanitary security, nutritional equilibrium, taste and gastronomy) for food.

For Alain Berger, “the knowledge generated by public research, innovation and scientific advancement benefiting healthy and sustainable food systems will be one of the major axes of the French participation”. François Houllier adds: “agricultures of the future, agroecology and precision agriculture, widely illustrated on INRA’s stand at the International Agricultural Show will be structuring themes for the Alliance’s contributions”.

Among the founding or associated members, INRA, the International Center of Agronomic Research for Development (CIRAD), the National Institute of Research in Science and Technologies for the Environment and Agriculture (IRSTEA), the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), the French Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (IFREMER), the Conference of Presidents of Universities (CPU), the Research Institute for Development (IRD) or the National Agency for Sanitary Security (ANSES) will be contributing to the international visibility of France in Milan.

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