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On 12 April 2018, Philippe Mauguin, INRA President, and Vladimir Sucha, Director-General of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, signed a five-year agreement in Paris to reinforce cooperation in the fields of agriculture and climate change research. © Christophe Maitre

INRA and the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission join forces

On 12 April 2018, Philippe Mauguin, INRA President, and Vladimir Sucha, Director-General of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, signed a five-year agreement in Paris to reinforce cooperation in the fields of agriculture and climate change research.

Updated on 04/12/2018
Published on 04/12/2018

The agreement between INRA and the JRC aims at contributing more efficiently to understanding and resolving scientific issues in the fields of agriculture and climate change in order to support effective policies and to ensure that findings and discoveries generated under this agreement are used in ways most likely to benefit the public.

The six areas of collaboration are:

  • Mapping innovation and studying eco-systemic approaches to farming
  • Modelling and model integration in agriculture
  • Bioeconomy, food security and nutrition
  • Assessment of multi-performance, including indicators, of related risks in agriculture and related policy options
  • Delivery of climate services
  • Evaluation of the impact of research on policymaking and society at large (economic, environmental, social impacts)

Five projects have been defined:

  • Asssess innovative technologies and systemic innovations and their impact on agricultural productivity, ecosystems and the environment
  • Improve tools designed to measure and monitor impacts of agricultural systems on the environment and ecosystems
  • Develop economic and biophysical models and model scenarios and results
  • Evaluate the technical and socio-economic feasibility in regions of agricultural demonstrators in view of reducing greenhouse gas emissions without lowering productivity
  • Develop methodologies to evaluate the impacts of research on policies and society

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