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National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment

The National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE) was created on January 1, 2020. It was formed by the merger of INRA, the National Institute for Agricultural Research, and IRSTEA, the National Research Institute of Science and Technology for the Environment and Agriculture. INRAE uses research, innovation, and support for public policies as tools to guide the emergence of sustainable agricultural and food production systems. The institute aims to carry out science dedicated to life, humans, and the Earth that uncovers solutions to our most pressing concerns.

National Research Agency

The French National Research Agency (ANR) is a public administrative institution under the authority of the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation. The agency funds project-based research carried out by public operators cooperating with each other or with private companies.

The ANR was founded in 2005 to promote French project-based research and to stimulate innovation by promoting the emergence of collaborative multidisciplinary projects and encouraging collaboration between the public and private sectors. It also aims to strengthen the position of French research at European level and worldwide. 


Patrick Herpin

patrick.herpin [at]

National Research Agency

1 rue Descartes, F-75231 Paris Cedex 05 (FR)
Tel: +33 (0)1 55 55 90 90


Philippe Bouvet

Philippe.BOUVET [at]