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Take advantage of the early bird discount until April 30 and register now for the 12th International Plant Molecular Biology Congress (IPMB2018), 5-10 August, 2018 in Montpellier, France


The IPMB congress is a triennial meeting gathering 1500-2000 plant molecular biologists from all over the world since 1984. The IPMB2015 was held in Brazil (Iguazu) and was preceded by IPMB2012 in Korea (Jeju Island) and IPMB2009 in USA (St Louis). Each of the previous meetings demonstrates the importance to develop multidisciplinary approaches to face climate changes and population increase. IPMB2018 will follow up with an attractive scientific program highlighting major impact recent discoveries from basic molecular biology to crop biotechnology. Combination of plenary and parallel sessions will demonstrate the importance of plant molecular biology to fulfill the need for the development of an ecologically intensive farming.
The IPMB congress is a triennial meeting gathering 1500-2000 plant molecular biologists from all over the world since 1984.

Published on: 26-04-2018


Call for abstracts until the 15th of May for the third Jack R. Harlan International Symposium Dedicated to the Origins of Agriculture and the Domestication, Evolution, and Utilization of Genetic Resources, 10-14th September 2018, Montpellier, France

This event is co-organized by the joint research unit DIADE (Plant Diversity Adaptation and Development) under the responsibility of Jean-Louis Pham (IRD) with the partnership of CNRS, the Regional council Occitanie/Pyrénées-Méditerranée, Agropolis Fondation, Montpellier SupAgro, INRA, University of Montpellier and Agropolis International.

Published on: 26-04-2018


Agrinatura is offering one position of Team Leader of the Global Support Facility (GSF) until the 27th of April for the National Information Platforms for Nutrition (NIPN) initiative


The position is open for one year, starting as soon as possible until June 2019 and based either in Montpellier, France at Agropolis International headquarters; or in another Agrinatura member organisation.
The position implies a regular presence in Montpellier and frequent travel abroad.
The European Union's NIPN (National Information Platforms for Nutrition) initiative is supported by the United Kingdom Department for International Development and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Global Support Facility (GSF) of the NIPN initiative is managed by Agrinatura (European alliance on agricultural knowledge for development) and hosted by Agropolis International. More: https://www.agropolis.fr/pdf/emploi/nipn-team-leader.pdf

Published on: 09-04-2018


Visit of Ana Brasileira (Embrapa-Cenargen) to Embrapa Labex Europe – Montpellier, 16th March 2018

Ana Brasileiro, a researcher at Embrapa in Brasilia, a member of Cirad Scientific Committee and of the International Consortium for Advanced Biology in Brazil (CIBA) has visited Pedro Machado, the coordinator of Embrapa Labex Europe in Montpellier.

They discussed the University of Montpellier call "MUSE-EXPLORE" related to international mobility for PhD students and researchers in order to explore mobility opportunities between Montpellier institutions and Embrapa and its partners.

Pedro Machado, Ana Brasileiro

Published on: 05-04-2018


Visit of CIBIO (University of Porto) to Labex Europe in Montpellier, 13th March 2018

Labex Europe of Embrapa has received the visit of Nuno Ferrand, Director of the Research Centre in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources at the University of Porto (Portugal), accompanied by Albano Beja Pereira, a researcher.

This meeting involved exchanges about their missions and considering future partnerships within the framework of the H2020 European programme.

From right to left:
Albano BEJA PEREIRA, researcher, CIBIO,
Paula DIAS, researcher, CNRS
Nuno FERRAND, director, CIBIO,
Pedro Machado, coordinator, Labex Europe
Guylène Soula, project manager, University de Montpellier

Published on: 05-04-2018


Meeting between coordinators of INTA Labintex Europe (Argentina) and EMBRAPA Labex Europe (Brazil)

With similar goals and challenges to be faced, Alejandro Valeiro of Labintex Europe and Pedro Machado of Labex Europe meet regularly within the Agropolis International network. On15th March 2018, they met at Labex Europe premises, to share experiences about scientific cooperation with European partners.

More about INTA Labintex Europe
http://www.agropolis.org/project-management/labintex-inta-agropolis-international.php

More about EMBRAPA Labex Europe
http://www.agropolis.org/project-management/labex-europe-external-laboratory-embrapa-brazil.php

From left to right: Alejandro Valeiro, INTA - Pedro Machado, Embrapa

Published on: 22-03-2018


Save the date "Agroforestry: Strengthening links between science, society and policy" - May 20-22, 2019 - Le Corum, Montpellier

The 4th World Congress on Agroforestry will bring delegates and world-known keynote speakers from all over the world in a major event designed to address a wide range of key agroforestry research issues. It will gather facts and figures from developing and developed countries and support a collaborative effort with broad social participation. Special attention will be given to vulnerable countries and populations. The overall objective of the Congress is to contribute to the strengthening of agroforestry science and practice in order to provide opportunities for strengthening links between science, society and policy and to bridge the science-policy gap.

CIRAD and INRA are delighted to welcome you to the Fourth World Congress on Agroforestry. The Congress is organized with Agropolis International and Montpellier University of Excellence. Congresses take place every five years. The Montpellier congress follows earlier congresses in the USA, Kenya and India.

Call for communications: May, 2018
Registration: June 2018
Deadline for early bird registration: February, 2019

Published on: 22-03-2018


Save the date: Scientific animation on Agroecology - Ecological intensification of cropping systems: 'The main drivers of the development trajectory of organic agriculture in Uganda: towards the institutionalization of an alternative pathway for the Uganda agricultural development?' – March 28, 2018, 10am-12pm, Agropolis International, Montpellier

Intervenants :
Musa K. Muwanga, CEO of FRUTRACT Limiter, former CEO of the National Organic Agriculture Movement of Uganda (Nogamu), Uganda.Pauline Bendjebbar, PhD student in political science, Cirad, UMR Moisa, and Université Paris-Est, Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Sciences Innovations Sociétés (Lisis).

Published on: 15-03-2018


The European Union's NIPN (National Information Platforms for Nutrition) initiative, supported by the United Kingdom Department for International Development and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation started in 9 countries

The Global Support Facility (GSF) of the National Information Platforms for Nutrition (NIPN) initiative, managed by Agrinatura (European alliance on agricultural knowledge for development) and hosted by Agropolis International, is currently working with national institutions in ten countries to help them adapt the NIPN approach to their context.

After a wide-ranging consultation phase followed by the development of a project proposal in 2016 and 2017, most of the countries participating in the initiative start their activities in 2018, usually within the framework of a four-year project. After Guatemala and Niger in 2017, seven other countries are ready to start operations in early 2018: Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Laos and Uganda.

The GSF is also supporting the design of a platform in Zambia, where the project is expected to start by the end of the year.

Published on: 05-03-2018


Agrisource: Europe’s first open innovation platform for climate-smart agriculture

A new online platform dedicated to climate-smart agriculture was recently launched at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome. This tool, Agrisource, is Europe’s first open innovation platform for climate-smart agriculture. Totally free of charge, it collates information and will foster networks between actors in this innovative field of agriculture.
A new capacity-building tool, Agrisource is managed and financed by the EIT Climate-KIC programme (European Institute of Innovation and Technology).
It was developed by CIRAD and INRA.

Published on: 13-02-2018


#Mooc NECTAR Season -a new trip in the world of arthropods and nematodes- starts 23 February

Nectarine and Nectarus worked hard to offer pedagogic activities for this season 2 of the Mooc NECTAR.

The first season of the Mooc NECTAR gathered 2700 people from 87 countries and more than 90% wished to follow a new version.

For the second edition, the MOOC NECTAR proposes you a reverse pedagogy, as a new way to learn.

We propose to identify what you want and need tolearn and position your knowledge in relation to those that will be bring to you throughout the MOOC. This reverse pedagogy will allow you to think about your own practices through both theoretical inputs and knowledge co-¬‐construction, where any participant can enrich the community from his own observations.

Starts: 23 February 2018
End:09 April 2018
Course duration : 5 weeks
Time to spend: 4-5h per week
Language: French and English

Published on: 12-02-2018


Call for abstracts until April 10, 2018 and registration open for AQUA2018 - World Congress of Aquaculture - August 25 - 29, 2018, Le Corum, Montpellier

This event is co-organised by the European Aquaculture Society (EAS) and the World Aquaculture Society (WAS). It will highlight the latest aquaculture research and innovation to underpin continued growth of this exciting food production sector.

2500+ participants (researchers, educators, producers, investors, suppliers, engineering consulting firms..) from 60+ countries are awaited.
Scientists' coming from the whole world, constitutes for the French research community an opportunity unique to promote its researches and establish/strengthen new networks of collaboration. The coming of the main industrial actors of all aquaculture sectors (fish, shellfish, algae..) will allow the French sector to be at the heart of the innovation in their sector and will constitute an opportunity unique to promote their activity and their international development.

The Research institutes of the Region mobilized: In addition to a dozen universities spread all around France, four main organizations lead national aquaculture research in fish and shellfish, all of which are present in the Occitanie Region: Ifremer, INRA, CIRAD, IRD. These four bodies collaborate actively and mutualize a part of their infrastructures on the Ifremer site of Palavas-les-Flots (a small coastal city next to Montpellier), the largest research infrastructure dedicated to mariculture in France. With a research community of such a scale, Montpellier offers the main French expertise of aquaculture research in the disciplines of genetics, physiology, ecology, and system engineering for: - all Mediterranean and tropical species: fish, mollusks, shrimps, algae - reared in all the types of environment: sea, brackish and fresh waters - in all the types of systems: intensive, extensive, recirculated, integrated multi-trophic It offers to the EAS/WAS 2018 coming, the possibility of counting on its reputation internationally recognized in the field of aquaculture, in particular thanks to a local committee constituted of researchers of international fame, which supports the scientific organization of the congress, organizes the technical visit of research centers and facilitates the dialogue with local institutions.

Published on: 09-02-2018


Video conference by Dr. François Tardieu (INRA/LEPSE)

INTA Labintex Europe of INTA and INTA Ecophysiology Network have organized a video conference on "Genetic analysis of responses to environmental factors combining information based on several platform and field experiments" by François Tardieu, a research director at UMR LEPSE (Laboratoire d’Ecophysiologie des Plantes sous stress environnemental) at INRA, French National Institute for Agricultural Research. This conference took place on 29th November 2017 and was transmitted by Skype from the headquarters of Labintex EU located at Agropolis International (Montpellier-France).

More than 15 INTA units accessed the conference all over Argentina, through about 55 connections, allowing 80 professionals to attend this presentation in Spanish and to interact directly with Dr. Tardieu.





Photo :
Cecilia Vazquez Rovere, Chercheuse Labintex INTA (UMR LEPSE INRA-SupAgro)
François Tardieu, Directeur de recherche (UMR LEPSE, INRA-SupAgro)
Alejandro Valeiro, Coordinateur Labintex INTA

Published on: 08-02-2018


The next Global Bioeconomy Summit will be held on 19 and 20 April 2018 in Berlin (Germany)

Pedro Machado, Coordinator of the Embrapa Labex Europe Programme, is member of the GBS2018 International Advisory Council that helped the German Bioeconomy Council to develop a program featuring high-level speakers from around the world. The GBS2018 will provide 13 expert workshops and Pedro Machado will co-chair the workshop on Policy – Good Governance to Establish Sustainable Bioeconomy.

The Global Bioeconomy Summit 2015 highlighted that for the bioeconomy to be transformative it must contribute to at least eight of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, particularly those related to food security and nutrition; health and well-being; and clean water and sanitation. Policy makers need to know what is essential to bioeconomy’s growth in technological, organizational and social aspects without causing any harm to the ecosystem services.

Published on: 08-02-2018


Registration before March 31, 2018 for MISS-ABMS 2018/Multi-platform International Summer School on Agent-Based Modelling & Simulation for Renewable Resources Management - 10-21 September 2018, Agropolis International, Montpellier

This summer school is about learning the different skills required for building agent-based models for renewable resources management. It is oriented towards a participatory use of models and simulation and participants will be asked to work in small groups. During the first week, the principles, methods and technics of the design, implementation and exploration stages will be collectively taught. Groups, and story lines of the models will be designed. The second week will be devoted to personal applications: the trainers will support the groups in designing, implementing and fine-tuning their own agent-based model. During this second week, Specific points will be addressed according to the expectations and demands of the participants and example of models will be presented.
Organized by CIRAD, IRSTEA, CNRS, Universities of Rouen and Toulouse and Agropolis International.

Published on: 06-02-2018


Registration on line for IPMB 2018 - 12th congress of the international plant molecular biology - 5-10 août 2018, Montpellier


The IPMB congress is a triennial meeting gathering 1500-2000 plant molecular biologists from all over the world since 1984. The IPMB2015 was held in Brazil (Iguazu) and was preceded by IPMB2012 in Korea (Jeju Island) and IPMB2009 in USA (St Louis). Each of the previous meetings demonstrates the importance to develop multidisciplinary approaches to face climate changes and population increase. IPMB2018 will follow up with an attractive scientific program highlighting major impact recent discoveries from basic molecular biology to crop biotechnology. Combination of plenary and parallel sessions will demonstrate the importance of plant molecular biology to fulfill the need for the development of an ecologically intensive farming.

Published on: 05-02-2018


Early registration for GEOBIA' 18 Conference open until March 15th/ 'Geobia in a changing World - From pixels to ecosystems and global sustainability', Montpellier (Agropolis International), 18-22 June 2018


GEOBIA'18 is expected to gather scientists, professionals and users, from academia, industry, the public sector and government from all over the world.
GEOBIA'18 will continue to be a platform to present research and development on the traditional topics: theory/concept, methods/algorithm and OBIA applications. Special focus will cover today challenges as big data integration, open sources solution, cloud analyses, semantic and knowledge integration. GEOBIA'18 will offer an opportunity for exchange and collaboration perspectives for various global Earth issues facing climate change impacts. Southern and Northern teams would find during this session the opportunity to present their work regarding worldwide challenges such as agro-system, forestry and natural resources monitoring, food security or crop yield modelling, risks management or urban applications.
GEOBIA'18 is organized by several joint research units of Agropolis community : joint research unit ESPACE-DEV and TETIS with the partnership of the joint research unit CESBIO (located at Toulouse) and ONERA (French AeroSpace Research Centre). Registration website: https://wd.cborg.info/GEOBIA2018/

Published on: 05-02-2018


Abstract submission deadline: April 20, 2018 for the 16th EGU-Plinius conference on Mediterranean risks which will be held in Montpellier on October 9-12, 2018

The objective of this 2018 EGU topical conference is to provide an interdisciplinary forum for discussions on our current state of knowledge of Mediterranean risks, such as heavy rainfall events, strong winds, sea surges, floods and landslides. This will be achieved by bringing together scientific experts in the fields of meteorology, hydrology, geomorphology, sociology, engineering, but also governmental or private risk management actors.
The active participation of early career scientists will be encouraged via reduced participation fees and awards for best oral and poster presentations.

Published on: 02-02-2018


See the seminar video of Kevin Wolz, (INRA, UMR System):Frontiers of agroforestry in the Midwest US: Merging economics and ecology

Scientific animation on Agroecology - Ecological intensification of cropping systems in Montpellier - november 2017

Published on: 02-02-2018


Agropolis International is engagaged in the European project INCluSilver. See the video about the project

Project dedicated to support collaboration in different sectors to bring innovative ideas in the field of personalized nutrition for seniors.

Published on: 02-02-2018


Registration on line for ISESSAH 2018 (International Society for Economics and Social Sciences of Animal Health)/ InnovSur 2018 ('INNOVATION in Health Surveillance' International Forum) will be held in Montpellier (14-18 May, 2018)

The International Society for Economics and Social Sciences of Animal Health (ISESSAH) was established in 2017. ISESSAH aims to improve animal health and welfare policies, programmes and projects through more nuanced use of concepts and tools available in economics and social science disciplines. In the process it will provide opportunities for animal health professionals globally to achieve wider societal benefits from animals in society. The ISESSAH 2018 conference will provide a forum to meet colleagues and leading thinkers in the field to enhance the use of economics in animal health education, research and policy making internationally. The combination of ISESSAH 2018 and INNOVSUR event co-organised by the French Institute for Agricultural Research for Development (CIRAD) will provide a specific opportunity for greater North-South interactions and emphasize on environmental and agricultural health economic issues.

Published on: 23-01-2018


Jean-Luc Khalfaoui takes office as President of the Association Agropolis International, replacing Bernard Hubert following his two terms in office

Jean-Luc Khalfaoui was unanimously elected by the Executive Board on 7 December 2017. The Board also warmly praised the progress achieved by Bernard Hubert who, after taking office in 2009, focused on enhancing the national and international status of Agropolis International, which is now a major regional platform for agroenvironmental, food and biodiversity research and education with global reach, while tapping the expertise of its member institutions that are highly competent in these fields. The new President—with the support and on behalf of all members—intends to oversee the Association in its strategic orientations, including: - Broadening the territorial scope of the organization to encompass the entire Occitanie region through the involvement and development of Toulouse-based research, university and training institutes in agriculture, food, environment and biodiversity fields - Supporting the development of the I-Site MUSE (Montpellier Université d’Excellence) especially in its international initiatives.

Published on: 16-01-2018


ARIMNet2 Final Conference and PRIMA Dissemination Event (co-organised by ARIMNet2 and 4PRIMA),13 October 2017, Agropolis International, Montpellier

These 2 back-to-back events, hosted by Agropolis International, gathered over 130 participants from 18 Mediterranean countries, who shared ARIMNet2 achievements and experience, and learnt more about PRIMA (PRIMA Foundation, Strategic R&I Agenda, and 2018 Work Plan). See presentations and photos

Published on: 21-12-2017


Registration open for the Mooc (course on line) "Vine&Wine": introduction to vine and wine science

This MOOC will initiate you to the scientific and technological bases which define the framework in which wine professionals work, from the vine to the glass. This international online course presents 4 key modules on wine-making and sales: vine biology, viticultural practices, oenology and wine economy. This course is aimed to science students with a B.Sc. in order to discover the basis of vine and wine sciences and to professionals who wish to extend their field of knowledge. Created by several French organizations: Montpellier SupAgro (member of Agropolis International), AgroSupDijon, Bordeaux Sciences Agro, ENSAT and INRA.
This project is supported by Agropolis Fondation and IAVFF.

Published on: 20-11-2017


Call for abstracts open until January 15th 2018 for the 2nd Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology, 18-22 August 2018, Montpellier (Le Corum)

This Joint Congress takes place every six years and brings together four of the world's largest academic societies in the field of evolutionary biology: the European Society for Evolutionary Biology, the American Society of Naturalists, the Society for the Study of Evolution and the Society of Systematic Biologists. 2500 attendees are expected for this event.
It is organized by Ophélie Ronce, a researcher at the joint research unit ISEM and Yannis Michalakis, a researcher at the joint research unit MIVEGEC. Congress organized with the support of Agropolis International. The meeting is dedicated to the memory of Isabelle Oliveri, a researcher of Agropolis scientific community and former President of ESEB.
Following the traditional format of ESEB conferences, all contributed talks and posters will be submitted to specific symposia and selected on the basis of their abstract by symposium organizers.

The list of symposia is available at: http://evolutionmontpellier2018.org/symposia

Published on: 20-11-2017


Dead-line for early bird registration is postponed: 1st December 2017 for the international conference "Living Territories for a Sustainable Development", 22-24 January 2018, Montpellier (Le Corum)

The aim of this event organized by CIRAD with a range of partners (including Agropolis International) is to debate the role of rural territories and of their interaction with urban areas to the achievement of sustainable development, both locally and globally. Up to 250 participants are expected.
Keynote Speakers: Dr Julio Berdegue, Regional Representative for Latin America and the Caribbean, FAO, Chile; Dr Bruno Losch, Co-director, Center for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn), based at the University of Western Cape, South Africa, and lead political economist at CIRAD; Dr Ibrahim Mayaki, CEO, Secretariat of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development, NEPAD, South of Africa; Pr Saskia Sassen, Professor of Sociology and member of the Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University, USA; Dr Sara Scherr, President & CEO, EcoAgriculture Partners, USA.

Published on: 20-11-2017


Call for abstracts open until December 10, 2017 for GEOBIA’18 / Conference 'Geobia in a changing World - From pixels to ecosystems and global sustainability', 18-22 June 2018 Montpellier (Agropolis International)

GEOBIA'18 is expected to gather scientists, professionals and users, from academia, industry, the public sector and government from all over the world.
GEOBIA'18 will continue to be a platform to present research and development on the traditional topics: theory/concept, methods/algorithm and OBIA applications. Special focus will cover today challenges as big data integration, open sources solution, cloud analyses, semantic and knowledge integration.
GEOBIA'18 will offer an opportunity for exchange and collaboration perspectives for various global Earth issues facing climate change impacts. Southern and Northern teams will find during this session the opportunity to present their work regarding worldwide challenges such as agro-system, forestry and natural resources monitoring, food security or crop yield modelling, risks management or urban applications. GEOBIA'18 is organized by several joint research units of Agropolis community: joint research unit ESPACE-DEV and TETIS with the partnership of the joint research unit CESBIO (located at Toulouse) and ONERA (French AeroSpace Research Centre).

Published on: 20-11-2017


INVITATION - SME/Start up from Food - Health - ICT - Creative industries: call for participation for the event INCluSilver ITNE (Innovation Training and Networking Event), 15/11/2017 (09h-17h), Budapest, Hungary

Agropolis International invites SMEs and start up to a networking session as part of the European INCluSilver project. More than 50 European SMEs will come together to facilitate interactions and collaborations in order to generate innovations, whether technological, product or service innovations for the silver economy... Come and share your ideas and experiences with other European SMEs! BtoB will be organized. Travel expenses can be covered.

Published on: 02-11-2017


Multi-platform International Summer School on Agent-Based Modelling & Simulation (MISS-ABMS) for Renewable Resources Management: the 2017 edition which was held from 4 to 15 September at Agropolis International, Montpellier/France hosted 20 participants from 9 countries across Europe, North America, South America, Africa and Asia

Each year, Agropolis International hosts the Multi-platform International Summer School on Agent-Based Modelling & Simulation (MISS-ABMS) for Renewable Resources Management. During this two-weeks course, working in small groups through participatory approaches, participants acquire the basic skills required for building their own agent-based models. The 2017 edition was held from 4 to 15 September and hosted 20 participants from 9 countries across Europe, North America, South America, Africa and Asia. This summer school is co-organised by CIRAD, IRSTEA and Agropolis International, in collaboration with CNRS and the Universities of Toulouse and Rouen.

Published on: 25-09-2017


Participate in the 5th SESAME international seminar 'Agriculture, integrated management of resources and climate: What new territorial governance for sustainable development in the Mediterranean and West Africa' on Tuesday 10th October 2017, Agropolis International, Montpellier, France

The General Council for Food, Agriculture and Rural Spaces (CGAAER, France), the General Council for Agricultural Development (CGDA, Morocco) and the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), with the support of Agropolis International, ADECIA, the Regional Directorate for Agriculture and Forestry of Occitania and the Association Echanges méditerranéens pour l'eau, la forêt organize this event. The Hérault General Council, AIRMF, CIHEAM, AFEID, the FARM foundation, Plan Bleu, IME and Green Cross are partners of the event.
This seminar is open, with registration required at: www.agropolis.fr/formulaires/sesame2017.php
On-line program at: http://www.agropolis.fr/pdf/actu/sesame-projet-programme.pdf
SESAME is one of the three major events of the 'Mediterranean Week in Agropolis' (10-13 October 2017, Agropolis International, Montpellier): http://www.agropolis.fr/actualites/2017-recherche-agronomique-en-mediterranee-octobre2017.php

Published on: 22-09-2017


Just published: «Key points for discussion at the panel conference »/Conference - Debate 'Rural employment and agricultural models: Issues and experiences shared from Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and Africa'(September 2017)

This conference hosted by Eric ANDRIEU, S&D Coordinator for Agriculture and Rural Development, was organised by Agropolis International Association and several member institutions-Bioversity International, CIHEAM/IAM.M, CIRAD, CNRS, INRA, IRD, IRSTEA, Montpellier SupAgro-.
-Open to the Euro MPs, European officials of the various DG of the European Commission (Agricultural and Rural Development ; Research & Innovation ; International Cooperation and Development)and to permanent representatives member states.
Objectives of the event :
Show the contribution of the scientific community research actions regarding the global issues related to agriculture for development, food security and fight against malnutrition linked to climate change,
Highlight the link between science and rural employment directly related to production as well as indirect and induced employment,
Present some achievements of the regional Agropolis scientific community in Montpellier focusing on flagship projects, in partnership with European and South organisations.

Published on: 22-09-2017


Mediterranean Week at Agropolis International : participate in three major events (Sesame - ARIMNet2 - PRIMA) 10,12 and 13 October 2017, Agropolis International, Montpellier, France

Three international events are organized at Agropolis International:
- 5th SESAME International Seminar:' Agriculture, integrated management of resources and climate: What new territorial governance for sustainable development in the Mediterranean and West Africa?10/10/2017.
- ARIMNet2 Event:ARIMNet2 Mid-term Meeting of the Research Projects funded in the 2015 Joint Call and ARIMNet2 Final Conference,12 and 13/10/2017;
- Presentation of the PRIMA Initiative's Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area - 2018-2028), 13/10/2017.
These events are open with a free but mandatory registration.
- Consult the entire program: http://www.agropolis.fr/actualites/2017-recherche-agronomique-en-mediterranee-octobre2017.php

Published on: 22-09-2017


On 12/09, on the occasion of COP 13 of the UNCCD (Ordos, China), the Initiative 4 for 1000 has received the "Policy of the Visionary Future" award from the World Future Council, which rewards the best policies dedicated to land restoration

This initiative aims to promote carbon storage in the soil to mitigate climate change, adapt to it and contribute to food security.
Launched two years ago by France, it involves more than 250 partner institutions and 130 member organizations or countries from all walks of life, including CGIAR, CIRAD, INRA and IRD.

Published on: 15-09-2017


The Executive Secretariat of Initiative 4 for 1000, hosted by the CGIAR, is located in the Agropolis International building in Montpellier

This initiative aims to promote carbon storage in the soil to mitigate climate change, adapt to it and contribute to food security.
Launched two years ago by France, it involves more than 250 partner institutions and 130 member organizations or countries from all walks of life, including CGIAR, CIRAD, INRA and IRD.
Initiative 4 for 1000 receives World Future Council's Visionary Future Policy Award which recognizes the best policies dedicated to land restoration.
More about this prize: https://www.worldfuturecouncil.org/inc/uploads/2017/08/FPA-2017-French.pdf

Published on: 07-09-2017


Abstract submission until October 1st 2017 for ICPPMA - 1st International Congress for Plant Protection in Mediterranean Agroecosystems - July 16, 2018 to July 20, 2018 - Montpellier (Campus "La Gaillarde")

Context: Following objectives for restoration of disturbed agrosystems, it is becoming urgent to understand the contribution of invasives species within all degradation functions, and especially in the context of fast programmed elimination of pesticides. To give relevant answers to the questions carrying about the role of the harmful organizations and the invasive species in the degradation of the Mediterranean eco anthroposystems due to parasites, the 1st congress ICPPMA will included the following sessions: - Food webs in Mediterranean Agroecosystems, - Epidemiological surveys in Mediterranean Plant protection, - Role and functioning of phytosanitary agencies in the context of new emerging pests, - IPM: agroecological structures and biocontrôle in in Mediterranean Agroecosystems, - NTIC in plant protection in the Mediterranean, - Regulations in plant protection in the Mediterranean. Organized by several French anf foreign organizations: Montpellier SupAgro, CIRAD, INRA, IRD, ANSES, USDA, ITAB, DC Consulting, AFPP, CTIL, IFV.

Published on: 06-09-2017


The CSFD/French Scientific Committee on Desertification will be present at COP13 of the UNCCD (United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification) / 6 - 16 September 2017, Ordos, China

The next Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) will take place in Ordos, China, from 6 to 16 September 2017.
Meetings of the subsidiary bodies (Committee on Science and Technology, Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention) will be held simultaneously, and many side events will also take place.
Mélanie Requier-Desjardins and Jean-Luc Chotte, two members of the CSFD, will be part of the French delegation, in order to provide scientific advice that will feed into the work of the negotiators, and to participate in various events.
Mélanie Requier-Desjardins will also be present at the COP as President of DeserNet International (DNI) which is organizing two side events.
The CSFD is hosted and managed by the Agropolis International association.

Published on: 30-08-2017


Initiative 4 for 1000 receives World Future Council's Visionary Future Policy Award

This award recognizes the best policies dedicated to land restoration. International recognition for this initiative, which aims to promote carbon storage in the soil to mitigate climate change, adapt to it and contribute to food security. Launched two years ago by France, it involves more than 250 partner institutions and 130 member organizations or countries from all walks of life, including CGIAR, CIRAD, INRA and IRD.
The Executive Secretariat of Initiative 4 for 1000 is hosted by the CGIAR and is located in the Agropolis International building in Montpellier.
More: https://www.worldfuturecouncil.org/inc/uploads/2017/08/FPA-2017-French.pdf

Published on: 30-08-2017


Save the date: GEOBIA' 18 - Conference 'Geobia in a changing World - From pixels to ecosystems and global sustainability' will be held in Montpellier (Agropolis International), 18-22 June 2018

GEOBIA'18 is expected to gather scientists, professionals and users, from academia, industry, the public sector and government from all over the world.
GEOBIA'18 will continue to be a platform to present research and development on the traditional topics: theory/concept, methods/algorithm and OBIA applications. Special focus will cover today challenges as big data integration, open sources solution, cloud analyses, semantic and knowledge integration. GEOBIA'18 will offer an opportunity for exchange and collaboration perspectives for various global Earth issues facing climate change impacts. Southern and Northern teams would find during this session the opportunity to present their work regarding worldwide challenges such as agro-system, forestry and natural resources monitoring, food security or crop yield modelling, risks management or urban applications.
GEOBIA'18 is organized by several joint research units of Agropolis community : joint research unit ESPACE-DEV and TETIS with the partnership of the joint research unit CESBIO (located at Toulouse) and ONERA (French AeroSpace Research Centre).
The submission for an abstract for a verbal or a poster presentation at the conference will be open from 19 November 2017.

Published on: 18-08-2017


Save the date: ISESSAH 2018 (International Society for Economics and Social Sciences of Animal Health)/ InnovSur 2018 ('INNOVATION in Health Surveillance' International Forum) will be held in Montpellier (14-18 May, 2018)

The International Society for Economics and Social Sciences of Animal Health (ISESSAH) was established in 2017. ISESSAH aims to improve animal health and welfare policies, programmes and projects through more nuanced use of concepts and tools available in economics and social science disciplines. In the process it will provide opportunities for animal health professionals globally to achieve wider societal benefits from animals in society.
The ISESSAH 2018 conference will provide a forum to meet colleagues and leading thinkers in the field to enhance the use of economics in animal health education, research and policy making internationally.
The combination of ISESSAH 2018 and INNOVSUR event co-organised by the French Institute for Agricultural Research for Development (CIRAD) will provide a specific opportunity for greater North-South interactions and emphasize on environmental and agricultural health economic issues.

Published on: 18-08-2017


Registration before July 31, 2017 for MISS-ABMS 2017/Multi-platform International Summer School on Agent-Based Modelling & Simulation for Renewable Resources Management which will be held 4-15 September 2017, Agropolis International, Montpellier

This summer school is about learning the different skills required for building agent-based models for renewable resources management.It is organized by CIRAD and IRSTEA with the partnership of Agropolis International association, CNRS, Universities of Toulouse and Rouen.

Published on: 20-07-2017


See the videos of MED Forum CIHEAM 2016, First Forum initiative for PhD students and young researchers from the Mediterranean area ( July / 18-19 2016)

This Forum was organized at its Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Montpellier with the aim to foster communication, dialogue and co-publications between the various partner institutions conducting scientific research in the field of rural development in Mediterranean countries. In this endeavor, the CIHEAM has been supported by a strong partnership with The Union for the Mediterranean through the regional project on Higher Education on Food Security and Rural Development. The Joint Research Unit “ UMR System” and the Western Europe Department of the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (Francophone University Agency) also provided scientific and financial support to the event together with other partner institutions of the CIHEAM-IAMM in the Mediterranean area.

Published on: 17-07-2017


Save the date : International conference Eucalyptus 2018 ‘Managing Eucalyptus Plantations Under Global Changes’, 17-21/09/2018, Montpellier (Corum)

This conference is an opportunity for scientists and managers of forest plantations to present the recent advances in silviculture and genetics and to improve our understanding of the response of eucalypts to biotic and abiotic stresses. The ecosystem services influenced by eucalypt monocultures and mixed-species plantations with eucalypt trees will be addressed.
The conference will be organized in plenary sessions to promote interdisciplinary discussions between forest managers and researchers specialized in tree breeding, silviculture, forest pathology, as well as environmental and social issues. A pre-conference tour in southern France and northern Spain is in preparation to present the state of the art of the silviculture and breeding in European eucalypt plantations. Event organized by CIRAD with IUFRO.

Published on: 17-07-2017


Call for proposals until 7 September 2017 for the international conference ‘Living territories’ / 22-24 January 2018, Le Corum, Montpellier

CIRAD is working with a range of partners (including Agropolis International) to organize an international conference on "Living territories for a sustainable development". The aim of the event is to debate the role of rural territories and of their interactions with urban areas to the achievement of sustainable development, both locally and globally. Three specific objectives are identified, namely: 1)To highlight new scientific knowledge on territorial approaches to rural development ; 2)To showcase successful place-based innovations and projects including organisational and institutional reforms ; 3)To analyse and question the conditions of success for territorial development, especially within the context of the implementation of the SDGs Up to 250 participants are expected to attend, from 22 to 24 January 2018. The Conference will be composed of plenary and parallel sessions (mini symposia).

Published on: 17-07-2017


Just published: The declaration of non-State actors “Reducing land Degradation and Rehabilitating Degraded Land must Become a priority for the international community” /International summit  Desertif’Actions 2017 (27th-28th June 2017 - Strasbourg, France)

Desertif'actions was the non-State actors International Summit dedicated to land degradation and climate change. The meeting brought together over 300 stakeholders from over 50 countries in Strasbourg (France). NGO, scientists, local government, farmer organizations, private and public institutions… shared their concerns and built common positions on land degradation under a changing climate and its consequences in northern and southern countries. Organized by several institutions including CARI, member of Agropolis International.

Published on: 17-07-2017


Call for papers for the MISTRALS workshop on ‘Climate change impacts in the Mediterranean region’ (Agropolis International, Montpellier - 16-18 October 2017) open until July 14, 2017

The goal of this workshop, sponsored by the MISTRALS program (http://www.mistrals-home.org/), is to present recent research conducted on the impacts of climate change in the Mediterranean region and to propose common perspectives. This workshop aims to bring together a wide range of researchers and students, whose work is related to the impacts of climate change, to improve dialogue and interactions between climate modelers and the different scientific communities.

Published on: 11-07-2017


New ARIMNet2 2017 Joint Call dedicated to young researchers from the Mediterranean Area (open until 14 September 2017)

This call covers two topics: Topic 1: Promoting sustainable agriculture for socio-economic development; Topic 2: Valorising local products through food value chains improvement.The ARIMNet2 project (2014-2017), coordinated by INRA in partnership with Agropolis International, is an ERA-NET Action financed by the European Union under the Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration, aimed at enhancing the coordination of agricultural research in the Mediterranean area and strengthening the cooperation among stakeholders from the food and agriculture sector. It involves 24 partners (funding agencies and research organisations) from 15 Mediterranean countries providing funding and reinforcing research cooperation opportunities to address the huge societal challenges faced by the whole Mediterranean area and their implications for the agricultural sector ranging from food production, to water and natural resources use and rural development.

Published on: 10-07-2017


CARI, member of Agropolis International, organizes the international summit of non-state actors/ Land degradation and climate change in local territories (27th-28th June 2017 - Strasbourg, France)

Desertif'actions is the non-State actors International Summit dedicated to land degradation and climate change. The meeting will bring together over 300 stakeholders from over 50 countries from June 27th to 28th 2017 in Strasbourg (France).
NGO, scientists, local government, farmer organizations, private and public institutions… will meet in Strasbourg in order to share their concerns and built common positions on land degradation under a changing climate and its consequences in northern and southern countries!
Organized by several institutions including CARI, member of Agropolis International.

Published on: 13-06-2017


TO RENT: 100sqm offices (from 13sqm to 30sqm) available at Agropolis International premises in Montpellier

Offices to rent in Montpellier- The Agropolis International association has available to let 100sqm offices- from 13sqm to 30sqm- ideally located in the heart of the scientific community on the Agropolis/Lavalette campus. These offices are located within the Agropolis International building that welcomes every year more than 10 000 national and international visitors.

Published on: 09-06-2017


See photos, presentations and posters of the Conference - Debate 'Rural employment and agricultural models: Issues and experiences shared from Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and Africa', European Parliament, Brussels, 10th May 2017, Conference organized by Agropolis International and several member institutions

This conference hosted by Eric ANDRIEU, S&D Coordinator for Agriculture and Rural Development, was organised by Agropolis International Association and several member institutions-Bioversity International, CIHEAM/IAM.M, CIRAD, CNRS, INRA, IRD, IRSTEA, Montpellier SupAgro-. Open to the Euro MPs, European officials of the various DG of the European Commission (Agricultural and Rural Development ; Research & Innovation ; International Cooperation and Development)and to permanent representatives member states.
Objectives of the event :
Show the contribution of the scientific community research actions regarding the global issues related to agriculture for development, food security and fight against malnutrition linked to climate change,
Highlight the link between science and rural employment directly related to production as well as indirect and induced employment,
Present some achievements of the regional Agropolis scientific community in Montpellier focusing on flagship projects, in partnership with European and South organisations.

Published on: 30-05-2017


CGIAR Portfolio 2017-2022: Transforming global agriculture and food systems

CGIAR has launched its new research portfolio, comprised of 11 Research Programs and 3 Platforms, that represents the second generation of CGIAR’s multidimensional work streams.
The CGIAR Portfolio 2017-2022 aims to reduce rural poverty, improve food and nutrition security and improve natural resources and ecosystem services. It maintains momentum in selected areas while placing renewed emphasis on key issues such as: integrated agri-food systems based approaches, nutrition and health, climate change, soils and degraded land, global stewardship of genetic resources, and big data and ICT.
The CGIAR System Organization headquarters is located in Montpellier, at the heart of the Agropolis scientific community.

Published on: 29-05-2017


Presentation of the Laboratories without walls concept (Labs WW) on the occasion of the conference-debate «Rural employment and agricultural models: Issues and experiences shared from Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and Africa» held at the European Parliament in Brussels, on 10th May 2017

Alejandro Valeiro, Coordinator of Labintex of Inta (Argentina) at Agropolis International (Montpellier-France) has presented a poster showcasing the objectives of this original partnership and the main thematic areas of interest for the 3 “Labs WW” set up in Montpellier: Labex Europe of Embrapa (Brazil), Labintex of Inta (Argentina), Labex UPM/University of Putra Malaysia (Malaysia). To be noted: these cooperation tools have been hosted and managed by Agropolis International Association since 2002. This poster was part of a series that showcased the research programmes of several member organizations of the Agropolis scientific community.

Published on: 22-05-2017


Agropolis International and its members organized the Conference - Debate 'Rural employment and agricultural models: Issues and experiences shared from Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and Africa', European Parliament, Brussels, 10th May 2017, Conference hosted by Eric ANDRIEU, S&D Coordinator for Agriculture and Rural Development

This event was organised by Agropolis International Association and its members -Bioversity International, CIHEAM/IAM.M, CIRAD, CNRS, INRA, IRD, IRSTEA, Montpellier SupAgro-.
Open to the 750 Euro MPs, European officials of the various DG of the European Commission (Agricultural and Rural Development ; Research & Innovation ; International Cooperation and Development)and to permanent representatives member states.
Objectives of the event :
-Show the contribution of the scientific community research actions regarding the global issues related to agriculture for development, food security and fight against malnutrition linked to climate change,
-Highlight the link between science and rural employment directly related to production as well as indirect and induced employment,
-Present some achievements of the regional Agropolis scientific community in Montpellier, focusing of flagship projects.
The organization of this event has been organised by Agropolis, hosted by Eric Andrieu, European Deputy for the South-West constituency of France and S&D Coordinator for Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Parliament, following his visit to Agropolis International, Montpellier, in May 2015. Agropolis International will publish as soon as possible report and photos of this major event.

Published on: 15-05-2017


Agropolis International and its members organize the Conference - Debate 'Rural employment and agricultural models: Issues and experiences shared from Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and Africa', European Parliament, Brussels, 10th May 2017, Conference hosted by Eric ANDRIEU, S&D Coordinator for Agriculture and Rural Development

This event is organised by Agropolis International Association and its members -Bioversity International, CIHEAM/IAM.M, CIRAD, CNRS, INRA, IRD, IRSTEA, Montpellier SupAgro-.
Open to the 750 Euro MPs, European officials of the various DG of the European Commission (Agricultural and Rural Development ; Research & Innovation ; International Cooperation and Development)and to permanent representatives member states.
Objectives of the event :
-Show the contribution of the scientific community research actions regarding the global issues related to agriculture for development, food security and fight against malnutrition linked to climate change,
-Highlight the link between science and rural employment directly related to production as well as indirect and induced employment,
-Present some achievements of the regional Agropolis scientific community in Montpellier, focusing of flagship projects.
The organization of this event is being organised by Agropolis, hosted by Eric Andrieu, European Deputy for the South-West constituency of France and S&D Coordinator for Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Parliament, following his visit to Agropolis International, Montpellier, in May 2015.

Published on: 04-05-2017


Call for submission of symposium proposals until June 26, 2017 for the 2nd Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology, Le Corum, Montpellier (France), August 19-22, 2018

The 2nd Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology gathering the European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB), the Society for the study of Evolution (SSE), the American Society of Naturalists (ASN) and the Society of Systematic Biology (SSB) will take place at Le Corum, in Montpellier (France), on August 19-22, 2018. The Joint Congresses take place every six years and bring together four of the world's largest academic societies in the field of evolutionary biology. The very first edition took place in Ottawa (Canada) in 2012. 2500 attendees are expected for this event. It is organized by Ophélie Ronce, a researcher at the joint research unit ISEM and Yannis Michalakis, a researcher at the joint research unit MIVEGEC. Congress organized with the support of Agropolis International. The meeting is dedicated to the memory of Isabelle Oliveri, a researcher of Agropolis scientific community and former President of ESEB.

Published on: 05-04-2017


Agropolis International association will take part in the General Assembly of AgriNatura association and of EGEI group (a grouping of European universities and research organizations with a common interest in supporting agricultural development). The General Assembly will be held at the headquarters of the University of Agricultural Science, in Uppsala (Sweden), from 26th to 28th April 2017

AgriNatura is a network of 28 members from 15 European countries that gathers universities and research organizations dedicated to research for development. It was created in 1988 by Agropolis International association and the University of Wageningen (The Netherlands).

Published on: 03-04-2017


The 4th World Agroforestry Congress on 'Agroforestry - strengthening links between science, society and policy', will be held in Montpellier (France) in May 2019

Montpellier has been chosen to organize in May 2019, the 4th World Agroforestry Congress. Previous Congresses have been held in Orlando (USA) in 2004, Nairobi (Kenya) in 2009 and New Delhi (India) in 2014. The Scientific committee will be chaired by Christian Dupraz (Inra, UMR System) and the Organizing committee by Emmanuel Torquebiau (Cirad). The joint research unit UMr System (Cirad, Inra, Montpellier SupAgro) will be strongly involved in the organization of the event.

Published on: 31-03-2017


Call for demonstration until April, 18th for the 11th edition of the EFITA Congress/ European conference dedicated to the future use of ICT in agriculture, the agri-food sector, bioresource and biomass sector Montpellier, France – 2 to 6 July 2017

EFITA is the European conference dedicated to the future use of ICT in agriculture, the agri-food sector, bioresource and biomass sector. It was launched in 1997 and is supported by the European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment (EFITA). EFITA 2017, the 11th of the series, will be organized by Montpellier SupAgro and IRSTEA. Programme: sharing the latest knowledge and reflections on the future of ICT technologies in the agricultural, agri-food and environmental sectors.

Published on: 30-03-2017


The Euraxess Services Centre in Languedoc-Roussillon, which had been managed by Agropolis International since 2004, has been transferred to the “International Office” of COMUE LRU in Montpellier (as from Monday 27th February, 2017)

For 12 years (2004-2017) Agropolis International Association has hosted and managed the Languedoc-Roussillon Euraxess Centre, a welcoming office recognized by the European Commission and the French ministry of higher education and research, aiming at facilitating the stay and the administrative formalities for visiting PhD students and researchers hosted in higher education and research institutions: administrative assistance, information, cultural and integration activities… Altogether, more than 2000 international scientists have benefited from the services offered by the Euraxess Centre. The services provided were much appreciated both by the visiting scientists and their hosting teams.

Published on: 30-03-2017


French-Argentine cooperation in research in agriculture: officials from INTA / Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria visited Agropolis International in Montpellier from 20-22 March 2017 to strengthen the cooperation initiated in 2012 with the opening of the European laboratory without walls of INTA (LABINTEX Europe)

It was a pleasure for Bernard Hubert, the President of Agropolis International, to welcome in Montpellier a delegation from INTA, consisting of Amadeo Nicora, its President, Héctor Espina, its National Director, and Fernando Fernandez, its National Research Coordinator. His excellency Mr. Jorge Faurie, the Ambassador of Argentina in France, took this opportunity to come to Montpellier. Alejandro Hector Valeiro, the new LABINTEX Europe of INTA coordinator also attended it. One of the objectives of this institutional visit was to consolidate the cooperation initiated in 2012 with the European laboratory without walls of INTA (LABINTEX Europe),The LABINTEX Europe of INTA is hosted by Agropolis International and gets administrative support from them.

Published on: 23-03-2017


Registration before June 30, 2017 for MISS-ABMS 2017/Multi-platform International Summer School on Agent-Based Modelling & Simulation for Renewable Resources Management which will be held 4-15 September 2017, Agropolis International, Montpellier

This summer school is about learning the different skills required for building agent-based models for renewable resources management.It is organized by CIRAD and IRSTEA with the partnership of Agropolis International association, CNRS, Universities of Toulouse and Rouen.

Published on: 16-03-2017


Abstract submission deadline has been postponed to the 16th, March for the 11th edition of the EFITA Congress/ European conference dedicated to the future use of ICT in agriculture, the agri-food sector, bioresource and biomass sector Montpellier, France – 2 to 6 July 2017

EFITA is the European conference dedicated to the future use of ICT in agriculture, the agri-food sector, bioresource and biomass sector. It was launched in 1997 and is supported by the European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment (EFITA). EFITA 2017, the 11th of the series, will be organized by Montpellier SupAgro and IRSTEA. Programme: sharing the latest knowledge and reflections on the future of ICT technologies in the agricultural, agri-food and environmental sectors. Workshops, ICT demonstrations are also scheduled and a technical tour of ICT stakeholders located in the Montpellier area will be organized at the end of the conference (5th and 6th July, 2017).

Published on: 01-03-2017


Agropolis International welcomes the selection of the MUSE I-SITE project

After a hearing by an international jury on 21 February 2017, the Montpellier University of Excellence (MUSE) project was awarded Initiative – Science – Innovation – Territories – Economy (I-SITE) certification. This represents remarkable recognition for the regional scientific community, particularly in the fields of health, agro-environment and biodiversity. This community has developed numerous long-lasting joint actions and projects with an international scope. MUSE unites around the University of Montpellier a consortium of 10 research organizations (BRGM, CEA, Cirad, CNRS, Ifremer, Inra, Inria, Inserm, IRD, Irstea), 4 schools (ENSAM, ENSCM, EMA, SupAgro), 3 hospitals (CHU Montpellier, CHU Nîmes, Institut de Cancérologie de Montpellier) and 1 international organization (CIHEAM-IAMM). Thanks to the MUSE project, the regional agro-environment and biodiversity cluster (the number 1 site in France), which is open to the world of economic development and supported by local authorities, will be reinforced and will increase its international visibility as well as its contribution to local development.

Published on: 01-03-2017


MOOCs including the participation of scientists belonging to the Agropolis member institutions involved in agroecology and Medical entomology - Insect vectors and transmission of pathogens

Registration until 06/03/2017 for the MOOc Agroecology and until 18/03/2017 for Medical entomology - Insect vectors and transmission of pathogens Moocs with materials in english.

Published on: 01-03-2017


Alejandro Hector Valeiro, an industrial crops specialist at INTA, has been appointed as LABINTEX EUROPE Coordinator. Hosted at Agropolis International in Montpellier, he took his functions on 23rd February, 2017

Agropolis International and the Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuária (Argentina), have signed a partnership agreement in March 2012 aiming at the setting up of a LABINTEX Virtual Laboratories of INTA, in Montpellier, set along the lines of the Brazilian Embrapa’s LABEX Europe which was established in 2002. Agropolis International provides technical, scientific and logistical support for the feasibility of this original partnership.

Published on: 01-03-2017


Register at MOOC “Medical entomology - Insect vectors and transmission of pathogens”, available from 6 February to 20 March 2017

Register at MOOC “Medical entomology - Insect vectors and transmission of pathogens” designed by IRD with the participation of scientists from Joint Research Unit UMR MIVEGEC, available from 6 February to 20 March 2017. This free MOOC about Medical entomology is open to everyone interested in the insects and arthropods that impact human health as well as the associated diseases, such as malaria, dengue, Zika, Lyme borreliosis, Chagas disease… Understanding the relationships between vectors, pathogens and vertebrates is fundamental in the study of vector-borne diseases. Consequently, this MOOC will focus on mosquitoes, other hematophagous insects and ticks, arbovirosis and parasitic diseases, like new approaches for a better control. The videos are in English subtitled in French and in English. The course is coordinated by 2 medical entomologists: Anna-Bella Failloux, head of the Arboviruses and Insect Vectors Unit in the Department of Virology at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, and Vincent Robert, senior researcher at IRD, Joint Research Unit MIVEGEC (IRD224-CNRS5290-Université de Montpellier).

Published on: 28-02-2017


Report of the international seminar 'Identifying Critical and Emerging Issues for Food Security and Nutrition : The contribution of science to the global policy debate', 1st December 2016,Montpellier (Agropolis International)

This international seminar was organized by Agropolis International and UNESCO Chair in World Food Systems with the HLPE-High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition public. This international seminar was open to all institutional, economic, research and civil society stakeholders interested in this issue. Chaired by Patrick Caron (France), formerly the General Delegate for Research and Strategy at CIRAD, the HLPE met for the first time in Montpellier, from 29th November to 1st December 2016.

Published on: 27-01-2017


Registration for the new session of the #MOOC #Agroecology» beginning on 17 February 2017

Is agroecology a mere fad, or a significant scientific, technical and political revolution? This course aims at helping you discover what agroecology is about. It has been developed on both theoretical knowledge and a collaborative learning approach by Montpellier SupAgro in partnership with AgroParisTech (higher education members of Agropolis International) with the support of Agropolis Fondation and the agricultural veterinary and forestry Institute of France (IAVFF).

Published on: 26-01-2017


Agropolis Fondation Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food - New deadline to apply: 12 February 2017

The Prize is a tribute to Prof. Louis Malassis (1918-2007), an esteemed French educator, agronomist and agro-economist and founder of Agropolis. Agropolis Fondation created the Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food in order to recognize individuals, or a group of individuals, for their exemplary and promising contribution in promoting innovation through research, development and capacity building in the North, South or in the Mediterranean Region in order to improve food and agricultural systems sustainability as well as contribute to addressing food security and poverty reduction. Application is open to all stakeholders from an academic or research organization (private or public), a civil society organization (e.g., NGOs, farmers organizations), or the private sector (e.g., small/medium enterprises).

Published on: 26-01-2017


Transitions for global food security: CIRAD/INRA GloFoodS metaprogramme launches its 2nd call for expressions of interest

The CIRAD/INRA GloFoodS metaprogramme contributes to global research operations on food security in the light of global change, nutritional transitions and sustainable development. It aims to support dynamics, foster new ideas, and back the construction of ambitious projects in line with the thematic and strategic priorities jointly set by CIRAD and INRA, both member institutions of Agropolis International .
Closing date is 31st January 2017.

Published on: 23-01-2017


Alejandro Hector Valeiro, an industrial crops specialist at INTA, has been appointed as Labintex Coordinator. He will take his functions in Montpellier during the first quarter of 2017.

Agropolis International and the Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuária (Argentina), have signed a partnership agreement in March 2012 aiming at the setting up of a LABINTEX Virtual Laboratories of INTA, in Montpellier, set along the lines of the Brazilian Embrapa’s LABEX Europe which was established in 2002. Agropolis International provides technical, scientific and logistical support for the feasibility of this original partnership.

Published on: 13-01-2017


Consult the interviews with the scientific team of Labintex (Inta-Argentina) hosted in Montpellier

Interviews (in Spanish) realized by « TODO AGRO » an Argentinian professional magazine, in November 2016 – Agropolis International, Montpellier (France)

Published on: 12-01-2017


See the video (5’) dedicated to the International conference on Agri-Chains and Sustainable Development Linking local and global dynamics (AC&SD2016, Montpellier, 12-14 December 2016)

This conference saw 264 participants coming from 41 countries. This event was organized by CIRAD in partnership with AFD, Agropolis Fondation, Agropolis International, Agrinatura, AgroParisTech, the CGIAR and CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM), IDS (University of Sussex), INRA, IRD, Montpellier SupAgro, the RIMISP (Centro Latinoamericano para el Desarrollo Rural), Wageningen University with the support of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, the French Ministry of Agriculture, Agrifood and Forestry and the Moringa Fund.

Published on: 12-01-2017


2017 Agropolis Fondation Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food - Deadline to apply: 25 January 2017

The Prize is a tribute to Prof. Louis Malassis (1918-2007), an esteemed French educator, agronomist and agro-economist and founder of Agropolis. Agropolis Fondation created the Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food in order to recognize individuals, or a group of individuals, for their exemplary and promising contribution in promoting innovation through research, development and capacity building in the North, South or in the Mediterranean Region in order to improve food and agricultural systems sustainability as well as contribute to addressing food security and poverty reduction. Application is open to all stakeholders from an academic or research organization (private or public), a civil society organization (e.g., NGOs, farmers organizations), or the private sector (e.g., small/medium enterprises).

Published on: 12-01-2017


The Agropolis International team presents you its best wishes for 2017

With 52 members and partners (22 scientific organizations, 5 local authorities and many economic development stakeholders) Agropolis International is an association that serves as an exceptional platform for exchange and collective construction.
Further to serving as an international scientific research platform focused on the Mediterranean Basin and developing countries, Agropolis International is also a multi-stakeholder environment open to all economic development and civil society partners.

Published on: 10-01-2017


Mooc Nectar : register until 17 February 2017 - A unique Mooc on the challenges related to arthropods and nematodes taxonomy in agriculture

This online MOOC (in French and English) will deliver 5 weeks of course material and other pedagogical activities covering the following topics: Classification of arthropods and nematodes - Collection and trapping methods - Morphological and molecular identification methods t Application of these integrative concepts for agroecosystem management through case studies; Through innovative pedagogy, the participants will valorise their practical and scientific experience with the help of experts, professors and researchers, of Montpellier SupAgro, CIRAD, INRA and IRD. Watch out ! Pre-requisites in biology are required.

Published on: 10-01-2017


Call for communications until Monday 23 January 2017 for EUCARPIA Genetic Resources 2017 Conference "Crop Diversification in a changing world - Mobilizing the green gold of plant genetic resources"

The conference will be held in Montpellier, France (Le Corum), 08-11 May 2017. The conference calls for the participation of actors in all aspects of the PGR use system and targets: public research institutes; governmental bodies; private plant breeding companies and independent plant breeders; the commercial seed and plant production industries; public genebanks; farmers and seed producers; farmers’ associations; seed networks; NGOs; civil society organizations; and international organizations or specific initiatives relevant to PGR use.

Published on: 10-01-2017


Just out (in French) : La Nouvelle-Calédonie face à son destin Quel bilan à la veille de la consultation sur la pleine souveraineté ? S. Bouard, J.-M. Sourisseau, V. Geronimi, S. Blaise, L. Roi (eds.) Editions Karthala, 2016

New Caledonia is about to take an institutional and political corner in a world that has changed radically since the start of the fight for decolonization. This remarkable book is the fruit of a unique multidisciplinary study. On the eve of a decisive consultation, it provides keys to understanding the economy of New Caledonia, its changes over the past 30 years or so, and the issues and prospects for the future. Jean-Michel Sourisseau, a researcher at Cirad, Montpellier (France) is among the scientists who wrote this book.

Published on: 10-01-2017


SAVE THE DATE 11th edition of the EFITA Congress European conference dedicated to the future use of ICT in the agri-food sector, bioresource and biomass sector Montpellier, France – 2 to 6 July 2017

EFITA is the European conference dedicated to the future use of ICT in the agri-food sector, bioresource and biomass sector. It was launched in 1997 and is supported by the European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment (EFITA). EFITA 2017, the 11th of the series, will be organized by Montpellier SupAgro and IRSTEA. Programme: sharing the latest knowledge and reflections on the future of ICT technologies in the agricultural, agri-food and environmental sectors. Workshops, ICT demonstrations are also scheduled and a technical tour of ICT stakeholders located in the Montpellier area will be organized at the end of the conference (5th and 6th July, 2017).

Published on: 20-12-2016


Initiative "4 per 1000" Soils for Food Security and Climate Presentation of the Scientific and Technical Committee (STC) set up on the occasion of Cop22

STC is composed of 14 international scientists recognized for their skills who are notably experts in the following disciplines: soil sciences, the carbon cycle, agronomics over the 5 continents. The STC includes two French researchers, Claire Chenu (AgroParisTech) and Jean-François Soussana (Inra), and a researcher from Embrapa – Brazil, Beata Madai, a visiting scientist at the French Joint Research Unit (UMR) Eco&Sols in Montpellier-France. STC roles: - propose a set of reference criteria for the evaluation of projects; - formulate advice on projects, actions and programmes;- formulate proposals for the orientations of the international scientific research and cooperation programme;- define and produce the documents published in the resource centre.

Published on: 19-12-2016


Agro-ecology research: CIRAD and INRA are promoting their joint position

Agro-ecology is a scientific priority for CIRAD and INRA, both member institutions of Agropolis International (Montpellier-France). In both North and South, the agro-ecological approach is key to the development of sustainable, versatile farming systems. It has established a new paradigm for designing sustainable food systems. With this in mind, CIRAD and INRA have identified five lines of research: biodiversity; the main bio-geochemical cycles; landscapes and territories; production systems; and innovation systems.

Published on: 19-12-2016


Just published: ARIMNet2 Integrated Strategic Research Agenda (ISRA) A Euro-Mediterranean framework for a more inclusive and effective cooperation on agricultural research and innovation

Fruit of a continuous dialogue between ARIMNet2 partners (ERA-NET coordinated by INRA gathering 24 research institutions and funding agencies in 15 Mediterranean countries), and based on a shared vision of Mediterranean challenges and priorities, ISRA constitutes a transnational strategy to boost agricultural research and innovation and enhance sustainably food security, natural resource preservation and socio-economic development across the Mediterranean region. Several scientists from Agropolis International member institutions (Cirad, CIHEAM-IAMM, INRA) as well as its president are contributors to this strategic report which is the actual roadmap for joint action of the ARIMNet2 Consortium and might also guide future initiatives and policy-making for the Mediterranean agricultural research and innovation.

Published on: 15-12-2016


Live streaming seminar 1st December 2016, 9.00-13.00:'Identifying Critical and Emerging Issues for Food Security and Nutrition : The contribution of science to the global policy debate'-The HLPE -High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition- public seminar in Montpellier.

Seminar HLPE organised by Agropolis International and UNESCO Chair in World Food Systems Programme

Published on: 30-11-2016


Invitation to the public seminar The HLPE -High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition- will meetfor the first time in Montpellier "Identifying Critical and Emerging Issues for Food Security and Nutrition : The contribution of science to the global policy debate" 1st December 2016, 9.00-13.00, at Agropolis International (Montpellier-France)

Seminar HLPE organised by Agropolis International and UNESCO Chair in World Food Systems

Published on: 25-11-2016


See the seminar video of Emile Frison (Member IPES-Food Panel) Agroecology seminar october 2016 "From Uniformity to Diversity: A paradigm shift from industrial agriculture to diversified agroecological systems"

A monthly rendez vous - Scientific animation on Agroecology - Ecological intensification of cropping systems

Published on: 25-11-2016


Launch of the "Digital Agriculture Chair" in Montpellier, on the occasion of Agri Connect Fair, on 15 & 16 November, 2016, Montpellier (France)

The official presentation of the "Digital Agriculture Chair", set up by three major organizations for higher education and research, will take place at Domaine de Verchant in Castelnau-Le-Lez, on the occasion of the first fair dedicated to innovative, digital and online agriculture and viticulture.Montpellier SupAgro, Bordeaux Sciences Agro and Irstea will officially launch the business chair "Digital Agriculture", supported by SupAgro Fondation. The main aim of the chair is to promote the dissemination of digital technologies for agriculture and their cross-interactions by creating narrow links with training issues.

Published on: 16-11-2016


"Viticulture and wine" Dossier Agropolis International N° 21, October 2016, 76 pages – available in English

This Dossier presents the scientific structures based in Languedoc-Roussillon area (France), members of the Agropolis International scientific community, whose activities are focused on training, research and innovation regarding viticulture and wine.

Published on: 08-11-2016


Just published : Allenvi collective work "/'The Mediterranean Region under Climate Change-A scientific Update'

This collective work by the members of AllEnvi (French Alliance for Environmental Research) involved in the Agropolis scientific community provides a scientific review of the mechanisms of climate change in the Mediterranean Region. This book of 700 pages is introduced by Hakima El Haite, Moroccan Minister for the Environment; it is divided into three parts: Mechanisms, trends and projections; Vulnerability and environmental, social and economic impacts; Adaptation, resilience, resources conservation and risk prevention. The preface, introductory pages, chapter summaries and conclusion are published in two languages: French and English.

Published on: 07-11-2016


IRD at COP22 in Marrakech – See schedule

IRD, along with its partners, will be involved in numerous events at COP22, to be held from 7 to 18 November in Marrakech. The Paris Agreement (COP21), aimed at limiting warming to 2°C, will be in force as of 4 November. It is the first ever global agreement on climate.

Published on: 07-11-2016


CIRAD at COP22 in Marrakech – See schedule

CIRAD, along with its partners, will be involved in numerous events at COP22, to be held from 7 to 18 November in Marrakech. The Paris Agreement (COP21), aimed at limiting warming to 2°C, will be in force as of 4 November. It is the first ever global agreement on climate.

Published on: 07-11-2016


#DigitAg, the “Digital Agriculture Convergence Lab” aims at becoming the world reference for digital farming

#DigitAg, the “Digital Agriculture Convergence Lab” aims at becoming the world reference for digital farming by supporting the development and deployment of digital agriculture in France, Europe and in the Southern countries. The “Digital Agriculture Convergence Lab” is carried by Irstea with the support of Montpellier Méditerrannée Metropole (French Tech and Agri French Tech project), and labellisation by Qualimed Competitiveness Pole. It is supported by 4 major national research institutes, leaders in agriculture, technology and digital sciences (INRA, INRIA, IRSTEA and CIRAD) in conjunction with local higher-education actors (University of Montpellier-UM, Montpellier Supagro-MSA, AgroParisTech Montpellier-APT) suited to create a Graduate School, as academics, and by ACTA (association of agricultural technical institutes), SATT AxLR and 8 ICT companies, as professionals. Research will be carried out by mobilizing master students (150 scholarships), PhD students (56 grants), post-doc (17 to 19-year equivalent), medium term stays for eminent researchers or scholars (72 months). The project includes the building up of a dedicated Graduate School with 3 new higher education programs in digital agriculture, infrastructures as the Mediterranean digital farm, a business chair.

Published on: 04-11-2016


Deadline for early bird registration:6th of November 2016 for the International conference on Agri-Chains and Sustainable Development Linking local and global dynamics (AC&SD2016, Montpellier, 12-14 December 2016)

This conference is organized by Cirad in partnership with AFD, Agropolis Fondation, Agropolis International, Agrinatura, AgroParisTech, the CGIAR consortium and CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM), IDS (University of Sussex), Inra, IRD, Montpellier SupAgro, the RIMISP, and Wageningen University, and with the support of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, the French Ministry of Agriculture, Agrifood and Forestry. and the Moringa Fund.

Published on: 02-11-2016


View the speakers’ presentations at the summit ‘EcoSummit 2016 - Ecological Sustainability: Engineering Change which was held on 29 August - 1 September 2016, Montpellier

This event was hosted by INRA and IRD, organized by ELSEVIER and supported by Agropolis Fondation and the Labex CEMEB.

Published on: 02-11-2016


Paul LUU, former Director of Agropolis International, has been appointed as executive secretary for "The 4 per 1000 Initiative" since September 2016

The 4 per 1000 Initiative, launched by France during COP 21 in December 2015 sets out to bring together all willing contributors in the public and private sectors (national governments, local and regional government, companies, trade organizations, NGOs, research facilities, and others) under the framework of the Plan d'action Lima-Paris (LPAA). The aim of the Initiative is to demonstrate that agriculture, and agricultural soils in particular, can play a crucial role where food security and climate change are concerned. Member institutions of Agropolis International (Cirad, IRD, INRA, etc.) and partners (CGIAR) are highly involved to contribute to the “research” component of the initiative. More information : http://4p1000.org/

Published on: 28-10-2016


Launch of the 4th Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize “2017 Agropolis Fondation - Prize for Agriculture and Food” created by Agropolis Fondation

Application is open to all stakeholders from an academic or research organization (private or public), a civil society organization (e.g., NGOs, farmers organizations), or the private sector (e.g., small/medium enterprises). DEADLINE: 25 January 2017, midnight (CET, France)

Published on: 28-10-2016


LIVE TODAY - Follow the seminary at 4 P.M. "From Uniformity to Diversity: A paradigm shift from industrial agriculture to diversified agroecological systems" - Emile Frison, Member, IPES-Food Panel"

This seminar will be recorded in video and you can watch it offline on the chain Vimeo Agroecology Montpellier in a few days.

Published on: 06-10-2016


Scientific animation on Agroecology - Ecological intensification of cropping systemsin Montpellier October 06, 2016 -16h - 18h, Agropolis International "From Uniformity to Diversity: A paradigm shift from industrial agriculture to diversified agroecological systems"

Intervenant : Emile Frison, Member, IPES-Food Panel"

Published on: 23-09-2016


6th edition of PIC Meeting, Plant InterCluster consortium, a French cluster for plant innovation managed by Qualiméditerranée, Terralia and VEGEPOLYS 19-20 September 2016 - Agropolis International, Montpellier, France

Published on: 11-09-2016


Launching of the European Labex UPM, a virtual laboratory of Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), at Agropolis International, Montpellier (France)

Dr Tee Tuan Poy, a Senior Lecturer at Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Animal Science UPM), the Coordinator of the European Labex UPM has taken her functions on 22nd August, 2016 at Agropolis International premises, in Montpellier. She is in charge of the coordination of the European Labex at French and European levels. Future collaborations will deal with: sustainability in agri-agro chains, agriculture and climate change (adapting and mitigating strategies), food security focusing on South-East Asia. Contact : 04 67 04 75 65 - tuan-poy@agropolis.fr This new Labex is joining the two other entities already settled in Montpellier: Labex-Europe of EMBRAPA (Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária), and Labintex of INTA (Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria – Argentina).

Published on: 08-09-2016


New research : An improved banana reference genome sequence After publishing the complete sequence for the banana Musa acuminata four years ago, CIRAD through the joint research unit Agap (Genetic Improvement and Adaptation of Mediterranean and Tropical Plants) and its partners have now produced an improved reference sequence. Using semi-automatic bioinformatics tools, they conducted high quality assemblies that will serve to study this species, which is the origin of all edible banana varieties, in greater detail.

After publishing the complete sequence for the banana Musa acuminata four years ago, CIRAD through the joint research unit Agap (Genetic Improvement and Adaptation of Mediterranean and Tropical Plants) and its partners have now produced an improved reference sequence. Using semi-automatic bioinformatics tools, they conducted high quality assemblies that will serve to study this species, which is the origin of all edible banana varieties, in greater detail.

Published on: 07-09-2016


See Wikwio, a collaborative web platform on tropical weed flora

CIRAD through the joint research unit AMAP ("Botany and Modelling of Plant Architecture and vegetation") has developed a new collaborative tool for plant identification and knowledge sharing: Wikwio, a collaborative web 2.0 portal. This platform focuses on weed flora, in other words volunteer plants that compete with crops. The tool is aimed at helping farmers to improve their knowledge of these weeds in order to better manage them and to prevent yield losses. More than 400 weed species from the South-West Indian Ocean and Southern Africa are currently listed.

Published on: 07-09-2016


STREAMING - Follow live seminary at 10 A.M. the Scientific animation on Agroecology - Ecological intensification of cropping systems in Montpellier Agropolis International "Allies in the trees" - J.-F. Vayssières & al - Cirad, UR HORTSYS

The seminary is recorded. You can watch it offline on the Vimeo channel of "Agroecologie Montpellier"

Published on: 06-09-2016


Scientific animation on Agroecology - Ecological intensification of cropping systemsin Montpellier September 07, 2016 -10h - 12h, Agropolis International "Allies in the trees"

Intervenant : J.-F. Vayssières & al - Cirad, UR HORTSYS

Published on: 02-09-2016


See the presentations related to the Sixth AgMIP Global Workshop June 28 - 30, 2016 - Montpellier France

The 6th AgMIP Global Workshop was sponsored by UK aid Department for International Development (DFID), US Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service, and hosted by the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) and Agropolis International.

Published on: 10-08-2016


Call for communications deadline extended:September 2, 2016 - International Conference on Agri-Chains and Sustainable Development/'Linking local and global dynamics'(AC&SD2016), 12-14 December 2016, Montpellier

This conference is organized by CIRAD in partnership with AFD, Agropolis International, Agrinatura, AgroParisTech, the CGIAR consortium and CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM), IDS (University of Sussex), Inra, IRD, Montpellier SupAgro, the RIMISP, and Wageningen University, and with the support of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development and the Moringa Fund.

Published on: 09-08-2016


Call for communications deadline extended to 7 August 2016 - International Conference on Agri-Chains and Sustainable Development/ Linking local and global dynamics, 12-14 December 2016, Montpellier

This conference is organized by CIRAD in partnership with AFD (Agence Française de Développement), Agropolis International, Agrinatura, the CGIAR consortium, IAVFF (Institut Agronomique, Vétérinaire et Forestier de France, Agreenium), Inra, IRD, Michigan State University, Montpellier SupAgro, the RIMISP (Centro Latinoamericano para el Desarollo Rural), the University of Sussex (Institute of Development Studies) and Wageningen University (WUR) with the support of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAEDI) and the Moringa Fund.

Published on: 26-07-2016


Discover the programme of event on pulses "Rencontres participatives Légumineuses Grand Sud", 28-29 September 2016, Carcassonne (France) organized within the framework of "2016 International Year of Pulses" declared by FAO.

Informations in French

Published on: 25-07-2016


Discover tentative programme of "Natural Products and Biocontrol 2016" to be held from 21 to 23 September 2016 in Perpignan (France). Organized by competitiveness cluster Qualiméditerranée, PO2N and IBMA

Published on: 25-07-2016


Early bird registration until 31 July 2016 for 14th International Symposium on Rice Functional Genomics (ISRFG), 26-29 September 2016, Montpellier (France) organized by Cirad.

Organized by CIRAD

Published on: 25-07-2016


Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Montpellier (IAMM), a member of Agropolis International, has revamped its website.

The Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Montpellier (IAMM) is one of the four institutes of the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM)

Published on: 25-07-2016


See on line the presentation made by H.M. Jacobs, professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) at the conference/debate on "Social Equity in Agricultural Land Protection" 25 year Later – A Revisitation in Light of New Social and Spatial Justice Frameworks’.

Organized by UMR Innovation, Wednesday, May 11, 2016, Agropolis International, Montpellier (France)

Published on: 25-07-2016


Watch TV Sud interview of Bernard Hubert, president of Agropolis International, on the occasion of AgMIP6 meeting (Agricultural Modeling Intercomparison and Improvement project), 28-30 June 2016, Montpellier (France) : Comment faire évoluer l’agriculture face au changement climatique?

Interview in French

Published on: 25-07-2016


Save the date –Qualiméditerranée 2016 Encounters on "Quality of soils and terroirs", 15 & 16 November 2016, Agropolis International, Montpellier (France)

Programme: conferences, discussions, business appointments. These encounters are organized by competitiveness cluster Qualiméditerranée, Transferts LR and Madeeli to foster exchanges between companies, research and education institutions in order to enhance the emergence of R&D projects. Event organized with the support of Agrene, Agropolis International, Celestalab, Frayssinet, INRA, IRD, IFV, Valorhiz

Published on: 21-07-2016


Visit of Carole Delga, President of the Occitanie/Pyrénées Méditerranée Region to Agropolis International, Montpellier (France), 7th July 2016

President Carole Delga, was accompagnied by Nadia Pellefigue, Vice President in charge of the economic development, research, innovation and higher education, and by Damien Alary, Vice President in charge of the regional attractiveness and international affairs. The President met the stakeholders of the Agropolis International community and visited cutting hedge platforms of this excellence cluster in the areas of Agriculture - Food - Biodiversity – Environment.

Published on: 21-07-2016


Labex Agro, Labex Cemeb & Numev: joint call for proposals 2016 - post doctoral grants - Deadline:9 December 2016

The Labex Agro, Labex CeMEB and Labex NUMEV are launching a Call for Proposals to support interdisciplinary research projects, at the interface between their scientific domains and networks. Deadline for submission of project proposals (see submission procedure): Friday, 9 December 2016 (12h00 - lunchtime)

Published on: 20-07-2016


Just published: "Agrimonde-Terra: the narrow roads to global food security", Agrimonde-Terra foresight study, conducted by scientists from CIRAD and INRA with the support of global expert

How will agricultural land occupation change in the coming decades? As a result of which factors? How will the tensions between food security and climate change mitigation pan out? The Agrimonde-Terra foresight study, conducted by scientists from CIRAD and INRA with the support of global experts, set out to answer these questions via five land use and food security scenarios. The results of the Agrimonde-Terra foresight study, presented on 24 June in Paris, highlight the main levers for action, in particular the need for global land use governance that takes account not just of the agricultural and food sectors, but also other economic sectors. This should involve all the various stakeholders, and result in more diversified diets, new international trade regulations, more integrated crop and animal production systems and guaranteed access to land for a wide range of agricultural structures.

Published on: 05-07-2016


EcoSummit 2016/'Ecological Sustainability: Engineering Change', Montpellier, 29 August - 1 September 2016

This event is hosted by INRA and IRD, organized by ELSEVIER and supported by Agropolis Fondation and the Labex CEMEB.

Published on: 05-07-2016


Early bird until July 15, 2016 - 14th International Symposium on Rice Functional Genomics, September 26-29 2016 - Montpellier (Corum)

This event is organized by Cirad.

Published on: 05-07-2016


Call for Communications (closing : 25 July 2016) for the International Conference on Agri-Chains and Sustainable Development/ Linking local and global dynamics, 12-14 December 2016, Montpellier

AC&SD 2016 will bring participants from all world regions to debate about the role of agricultural value chains in implementing global and local frameworks and partnerships for translating the Sustainable Development Goals into reality. Agricultural value chains form spaces where local and global challenges to sustainability connect and within which local and global actors experiment and negotiate innovative solutions. Distinguished keynote speakers and up to 250 delegates, including key actors from developing countries and innovators from the field, are expected at the conference venue in Montpellier. This conference is organized by Cirad in partnership with AFD (Agence Française de Développement), Agropolis International, Agrinatura, the CGIAR consortium, IAVFF (Institut Agronomique, Vétérinaire et Forestier de France, Agreenium), Inra, IRD, Michigan State University, Montpellier SupAgro, the RIMISP (Centro Latinoamericano para el Desarollo Rural), the University of Sussex (Institute of Development Studies) and Wageningen University (WUR) with the support of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAEDI) and the Moringa Fund.

Published on: 05-07-2016


Discover the press release related to the Sixth AgMIP Global Workshop June 28 - 30, 2016 - Montpellier France

The 6th AgMIP Global Workshop is sponsored by UK aid Department for International Development (DFID), US Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service, and hosted by the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) and Agropolis

Published on: 27-06-2016


Visit the AgMIP6 website for all the latest information about the upcoming workshop which will be in Montpellier, June 28-30

The 6th AgMIP Global Workshop is sponsored by UK aid Department for International Development (DFID), US Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service, and hosted by the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) and Agropolis

Published on: 21-06-2016


Call for Special Sessions (closing : 27 June 2016) and c all for Communications (closing : 25 June 2016 ) for the International Conference on Agri-Chains and Sustainable Development/ Linking local and global dynamics, 12-14 December 2016, Montpellier

AC&SD 2016 will bring participants from all world regions to debate about the role of agricultural value chains in implementing global and local frameworks and partnerships for translating the Sustainable Development Goals into reality. Agricultural value chains form spaces where local and global challenges to sustainability connect and within which local and global actors experiment and negotiate innovative solutions. Distinguished keynote speakers and up to 250 delegates, including key actors from developing countries and innovators from the field, are expected at the conference venue in Montpellier. This conference is organized by Cirad in partnership with AFD (Agence Française de Développement), Agropolis International, Agrinatura, the CGIAR consortium, IAVFF (Institut Agronomique, Vétérinaire et Forestier de France, Agreenium), Inra, IRD, Michigan State University, Montpellier SupAgro, the RIMISP (Centro Latinoamericano para el Desarollo Rural), the University of Sussex (Institute of Development Studies) and Wageningen University (WUR) with the support of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAEDI) and the Moringa Fund.

Published on: 14-06-2016


Looking back on Conference debate "Social Equity in Agricultural Land Protection" 25 year Later – A Revisitation in Light of New Social and Spatial Justice Frameworks’with H.M. Jacobs, professor University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, May 11 2016, Agropolis International, Montpellier

Conference organized by the joint research unit Innovation.

Published on: 09-06-2016


Discover the program June 16, 2016, 2016 for AgMIP6 / 6th Global Workshop of the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project - June 28-30 2016 - Montpellier(Corum)

The 6th AgMIP Global Workshop is sponsored by UK aid Department for International Development (DFID), US Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service, and hosted by the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) and Agropolis International.

Published on: 09-06-2016


Just published : leaflet of the European project NIPN (National Information Platforms for Nutrition initiative), managed by Agropolis International, on behalf of the Agrinatura EEIG(June 2016)

The National Information Platforms for Nutrition (NIPN) initiative is part of an ambitious programme launched by the European Commission (EC) to fight malnutrition in the developing countries affected by this burden, with the objective of contributing to the global reduction in the incidence of stunting in alignment with target set for 2025 by the World Health Assembly and in support of the commitments of the EU Nutrition Action Plan.The EC has entrusted the Agrinatura EEIG (a consortium of major European universities and research centres involved in agricultural higher education and research for development) to run the Global Support Facility (GSF) in charge of fostering the implementation of NIPN in the pilot countries. Upon request from CIRAD and IRD, Agropolis International has been assigned by the Agrinatura EEIG to host the GSF on its premises and ensure its technical and financial management.

Published on: 07-06-2016


Registration on line for side sessions at AgMIP6, June 27 and July 1, 2016, Montpellier

The 6th AgMIP Global Workshop is organized by the Columbia University and sponsored by UK aid Department for International Development (DFID), US Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service, and hosted by the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) and Agropolis International.

Published on: 06-06-2016


Registration on line for the international conference AGRIMONDE-TERRA/ Land Use and Global Food Security in 2050/A Foresight study, 24 June 2016, Paris

This conference co-organized by CIRAD and INRA will present and discuss the issues of each scenario for food security, providing "food for thought" for research institutions, policymakers and all actors involved in questions of land use and food security at global or regional scale.

Published on: 06-06-2016


Registration/early deadline:30 June for ISHS-ProMusa Symposium 2016, 10-14 October 2016, Montpellier, France

This event is co-organized by ProMusa and CIRAD with Bioversity International and CGIAR.

Published on: 06-06-2016


Registration open for AgroMed International Conference 2016, 1-2 December 2016, Avignon, France

Agromed2016 is a scientific network which federates different research Institutions in a permanent network, in order to improve the exchanges between researchers and to promote integrated studies on the Mediterranean area. With the involvement of INRA.

Published on: 06-06-2016


Meeting programme on line for ATBC2016/Annual Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation, 19-23 June 2016, Montpellier, France

This event is hosted by CIRAD, IRD, CNRS, INRA, MNHN and organized by the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation.

Published on: 06-06-2016


Meeting programme and abstract book available for IPVE 2016/ 13th International Plant Virus Epidemiology Symposium, 6-10 June 2016, Avignon, France

This symposium will be a forum to discuss the latest advances in all areas of plant virus epidemiology and will stimulate exchanges between the actors involved in the (re)search of integrated and sustainable ways to manage virus diseases. Organized by INRA with TERSYS and the University of Avignon.

Published on: 06-06-2016


Scientific animation on Agroecology - Ecological intensification of cropping systemsin Montpellier June 07, 2016 -10h - 12h, Agropolis International "Ethics or How and Why to Evaluate Paradigms of Development"

Intervenant : Lori Keleher / New Mexico State University

Published on: 03-06-2016


Save the date : the international conference 'Agri-Chains & Sustainable Development' will be held at Montpellier (12-14 December 2016)

AC&SD 2016 will bring participants from all world regions to debate about the role of agricultural value chains in implementing global and local frameworks and partnerships for translating the Sustainable Development Goals into reality. Agricultural value chains form spaces where local and global challenges to sustainability connect and within which local and global actors experiment and negotiate innovative solutions.Organized by CIRAD in partnership with French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAEDI), AFD (Agence Française de Développement), Agropolis International, Agrinatura, the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM), IAVFF (Institut Agronomique, Vétérinaire et Forestier de France, Agreenium), Inra, IRD, Montpellier SupAgro, Michigan State University, the RIMISP (Centro Latinoamericano para el Desarollo Rural), the University of Sussex (Institute of Development Studies), Wageningen University (WUR) and the Moringa Fund. Opening of the call for communications: 7 June 2016.

Published on: 26-05-2016


Abstract Deadline Extended to May 31, 2016 for ISRFG 2016 - 14th International Symposium on Rice Functional Genomics, September 26-29 2016 - Montpellier (Corum)

This event is organized by Cirad.

Published on: 19-05-2016


Just published : "Dossiers d'Agropolis International" - Number 22 (April 2016 , 72 pages) Special issue on PARTNERSHIP (in French) "Agricultures familiales et recherche - Regards croisés Argentine, Brésil, France" Issue realized with the partnership and support of INTA and EMBRAPA.

This issue of Agropolis International Dossier is a report on the presentations and discussions which took place during the seminar "Research, development and innovation for the Family Farming in the South" (4th June 2014, Montpellier-France), organized by Labex-Europe of EMBRAPA, Labintex of INTA and Agropolis International. This seminar has been organized in parallel with the International Encounters held between 1st and 3rd June 2014 in Montpellier; it allowed the participants to interchange over the challenges faced by research for the family farming in Argentina and Brazil and consider future lines for research and cooperation performed between Agropolis International, Labex-Europe of EMBRAPA, Labintex of INTA and the French research institutions.

Published on: 12-05-2016


Early-bird registration deadline: May 15, 2016 for AgMIP6 / 6th Global Workshop of the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project - June 28-30 2016 - Montpellier(Corum)

The 6th AgMIP Global Workshop is sponsored by UK aid Department for International Development (DFID), US Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service, and hosted by the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) and Agropolis International. Early-bird Registration Discount: May 15, 2016.

Published on: 04-05-2016


Signature of a partnership agreement between Agropolis International and the representatives of Agropolo (Campinas) – Thursday 24 March 2016 at Agropolis International, Montpellier (France)

The visit of a delegation from Campinas, 20-25 March 2016, took place in Montpellier within the framework of this agreement.

Published on: 28-04-2016


Early bird registration: 19 May for the international symposium "Spatial Accuracy Assessment in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences" which will be held July 05, 2016 to July 08, 2016, Montpellier

This 12th International Symposium is the latest in an academic conference series helding every two years since 1994 under the auspices of the International Spatial Accuracy Research Association (ISARA).The Symposium is a unique place to bring together experts from environmental sciences, natural resources, spatial statistics, and geographic information science developing theory and methods for assessing and understanding spatial accuracies and spatial uncertainties in mapping, monitoring systems and spatial simulation platforms. Organized by the joint research unt LISAH with several partners.

Published on: 22-04-2016


Early-bird registration deadline: 29 April 2016 for EcoSummit 2016/'Ecological Sustainability: Engineering Change', Montpellier, 29 August - 1 September 2016

This event is hosted by INRA and IRD, organized by ELSEVIER and supported by Agropolis Fondation and the Labex CEMEB.

Published on: 21-04-2016


Abstract Deadline Extended to May 15, 2016 for ISRFG 2016 - 14th International Symposium on Rice Functional Genomics, September 26-29 2016 - Montpellier (Corum)

This event is organized by Cirad.

Published on: 21-04-2016


Abstract Deadline Extended to May 2, 2016 for AgMIP6 / 6th Global Workshop of the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project - June 28-30 2016 - Montpellier(Corum)

The 6th AgMIP Global Workshop is sponsored by UK aid Department for International Development (DFID), US Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service, and hosted by the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) and Agropolis International. Early-bird Registration Discount: May 15, 2016.

Published on: 15-04-2016


Looking back on Conference/Debate: "Agroecology & institutions: challenges, opportunities and examples from Argentina" March 29, 2016, Agropolis (Montpellier-France) With Pablo Tittonell, INTA

The speaker has gone into the history of the agroecological movements in science and in practice and referred in particular to current experiences led in Argentina. Pablo Tittonnell is the Coordinator of the National Program on Natural Resources and Environment at INTA (Argentina) and a member of Agropolis Fondation Scientific Board. He is also a former Chair Professor of the group Farming Systems Ecology at Wageningen University (The Netherlands).

Published on: 08-04-2016


The Arimnet2 2016 Transnational Call for Research proposals is now open - Deadline : 1 June 2016

Through this call, the ARIMNet2 consortium supports integrated and trans-disciplinary research projects aimed at producing innovations for enhancing the contribution of agricultural and food systems to sustainable social and economic development.The ARIMNet2 2016 call covers two topics:Promoting sustainable agriculture for socio-economic development ; Valorising local products through food value chains improvement. Dead line : 1 June 2016.

Published on: 08-04-2016


Save the date:Conference/Debate with H.M. Jacobs,prof. University of Wisconsin(USA): "Social Equity in Agricultural Land Protection" 25 year Later – A Revisitation in Light of New Social and Spatial Justice Frameworks’, May 11, 2016,16,4:00p.m, Agropolis International,Montpellier

This conference in organized by the joint research unit Innovation on the Framework of the research programm JASMIN. 4:00p.m.?

Published on: 06-04-2016


Agropolis International will participate, as member, at the General Assembly of AgriNatura/European Alliance on Agricultural knowledge for Development April 21 – 22, 2016, Lisboa, Portugal

AGRINATURA is a grouping of European universities and research organizations with a common interest in supporting agricultural development in a sustainable manner in order to improve people’s lives.

Published on: 05-04-2016


Several scientists from the Agropolis International scientific community will take part in the 3rd Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD3) organized by the Global Forum and the CGIAR, from 5 to 8 April 2016, in Johannesburg (South Africa)

GCARD3 (2015-2016) is the third Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development. Organized by the Global Forum and CGIAR, it is part of a continuing, iterative reform process, and builds on what has gone before in, and around, the previous two GCARDs. GCARD3 will be an inclusive, participatory process and an opportunity to shape the future. It will encourage conversations for change in setting a new agenda for agricultural research for development and new pathways for uptake. The overall outcome will be the clear – and transparent – identification of international research priorities, and what’s needed to achieve future development goals, in particular for family farmers and poor communities.

Published on: 01-04-2016


Abstract Submission until April 18, 2016 for AgMIP6 / 6th Global Workshop of the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project - June 28-30 2016 - Montpellier(Corum)

The 6th AgMIP Global Workshop is sponsored by UK aid Department for International Development (DFID), US Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service, and hosted by the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) and Agropolis International. Early-bird Registration Discount: May 15, 2016.

Published on: 22-03-2016


Call for candidates ARIMNet2(Agricultural Research in the Mediterranean Area)/Young Researchers Seminar which will be held 30 May – 3 June 2016, Montpellier; DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 25 MARCH 2016

Topics of this event:How to better involve end-users throughout the research process to foster innovation-driven research for sustainable Mediterranean agriculture at farm and local scales. ARIMNet2 supports collaborative interdisciplinary projects based on complementarities between scientists, disciplines and countries. It promotes international collaborations to create research consortia in order to respond appropriately to the global stakes and challenges Mediterranean Agriculture is facing.

Published on: 22-03-2016


France and Argentina have signed a declaration of intent in the agricultural and agro-food areas (24 February 2016) : French institutions and Inta Labintex, stakeholders for cooperation

Published on: 17-03-2016


Agropolis International welcomes on Tuesday 5 April 2016 a delegation from PIURA UNIVERSITY, Engineering Faculty, Peru

The delegation is composed by: Dante Guerrero, Dean, Engineering Faculty; William Ipanaque, Vice Dean,Research in engineering; Jorge Machacuay, Vice Dean Masters and PhDs, Engineering Faculty. Interest and issues: models for the management of R&D and Innovation in Europe to improve the Peruvian system and develop cooperation ; Management of Innovation and Research Economics, societies and sustainable development - Food: nutritional and health concerns - Modeling, spatial information, biostatistics.

Published on: 09-03-2016


"MISS-ABMS 2016 - Multi-platform International Summer School on Agent-Based Modelling & Simulation for Renewable Resources Management" 12-23 September 2016, Agropolis International, Montpellier (France) REGISTRATION before June 15, 2016

This training is organized by CIRAD and IRSTEA with the support of Agropolis International and with the contributions of CNRS and University of Toulouse and Rouen.

Published on: 08-03-2016


15 days left to submit an abstract to the symposium on work in agriculture 2016 Maringa, Brasil, 8-11 November

The International Symposium on work in agriculture 2016 Complex realities and transformations in work in a diversity of farming models - Maringa, Brasil, 8-11 November is co-promoted by INRA, CIRAD...

Published on: 01-03-2016


Please note that dates have been changed for Summer School MISS-ABMS 2016 "Multi-platform International Summer School on Agent-Based Modelling & Simulation for Renewable Resources Management" (Agropolis International, Montpellier, France) New dates: 12-23 September 2016

New dates: 12-23 September 2016

Published on: 01-03-2016


Call for papers extended until 25 March 2016 for the X International Symposium on Banana / ISHS-ProMusa symposium which to be held at Agropolis International, Montpellier, France - 10 15 October 2016

Call for papers extended to 25 March 2016
The main objective of the symposium is to take stock of current scientific knowledge and technical advances in the deployment of agroecological approaches in banana production, and how these can contribute to the development of innovative sustainable production systems. Organized by ProMusa and hosted by CIRAD.

Published on: 01-03-2016


Registration on line for the international symposium "Spatial Accuracy Assessment in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences" which will be held July 05, 2016 to July 08, 2016,

This 12th International Symposium is the latest in an academic conference series helding every two years since 1994 under the auspices of the International Spatial Accuracy Research Association (ISARA).The Symposium is a unique place to bring together experts from environmental sciences, natural resources, spatial statistics, and geographic information science developing theory and methods for assessing and understanding spatial accuracies and spatial uncertainties in mapping, monitoring systems and spatial simulation platforms. Organized by the joint research unt LISAH with several partners.

Published on: 26-02-2016


Call for papers until May,15 2016, for the First Mediterranean Forum initiative for PhD students and young researchers which will be held in July 18, 2016 to July 19, 2016, IAM, Montpellier, France

The CIHEAM intends, by launching the First Mediterranean Forum initiative for PhD students and young researchers in Montpellier, to set the bases of a permanent forum for communication, dialogue and publication for different partners in the field of research and rural development in the Mediterranean countries. Ojectives: Presenting and discussing recent research and development work undertaken by the CIHEAM's own young researchers and doctoral students as well as those from National Higher Education and Research Institutions of the Mediterranean region ; Debating the initiatives to be taken to meet the challenges relating to the design of sustainable agricultural food production systems in the Mediterranean Basin from different perspectives: sustainable agricultural production, preservation of natural resources, logistics, supply chain, food consumption, etc.

Published on: 26-02-2016


Dr Tee Tuan Poy (Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Animal Science) has been appointed Coordinator of the European Labex UPM, to take her functions during the first quarter of 2016

UPM Labex is the first External Laboratory created in partnership with an ASEAN University and Agropolis International, Montpellier-France

Published on: 25-02-2016


Memorandum of Understanding between Agropolis International (Montpellier-France) and Kyoto University (Japan): Montpellier SupAgro welcomes a delegation from the Faculty of Agriculture of Kyoto University, from 29 February to 2 March 2016

A technical visit is scheduled at Montpellier SupAgro with Prof. Oda and Prof. Kiyohiko from Faculty of Agriculture. On 15 March 2016, Montpellier SupAgro and the Regional council will welcome a delegation from Kyoto Prefecture. These visits take place within both the framework of the MOU signed between Agropolis International and Kyoto University to promote academic cooperation and student exchange, and the agreement between Kyoto Prefecture and the Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées Regional Council that focuses on higher education, research, innovation, training, economic issues and the partnerships between local authorities and associations.

Published on: 25-02-2016


Campinas/Agropolis International:an agreement for scientific and technical cooperation between Brazilian organizations and Montpellier organizations : Agropolis International welcomes a delegation from Campinas (Brazil), 20 - 25 March 2016

Following the signature in June 2015 of an agreement for scientific and technical cooperation between Agropolis International and several Brazilian organizations of Campinas agro-cluster (UNICAMP, Techno Park Campinas, Secretary of State for Agriculture, SDECTI and Campinas Town Council), a delegation of representatives will come to Montpellier, from 20 to 25 March 2016.Members of the delegation: Jonas Donizette, Mayor of Campinas; José Tadeu Jorge, Rector of Unicamp; Luís Augusto Barbosa Cortez, Vice-Rector, UNICAMP;Mario Franca, Vice-Governor;Arnaldo Jardim, Secretary of State for Agriculture;Gérard Chuzel, Attaché for International cooperation, French Consulate in São Paulo; José Luiz Camargo Guazzelli, Director of Techno Park Campinas.

Published on: 25-02-2016


Early-bird registration deadline: March 10, 2016 for the 2nd Euro-Mediterranean Symposium on Fruit and Vegetable Processing, 4-6 April 2016, University of Avignon

This event is organized by INRA with several parners. Four sessions: Innovative processes for improved sustainability;Quality at the heart of sustainable markets for F&V products;Constraints on F&V processing: microbial,safety and waste management issues;Consumer preferences and needs - OPTIFEL sponsored session.

Published on: 25-02-2016


Deadline for abstract submission:15 April 2016 for ISRFG/International Symposium on Rice Functional Genomics which will be held at Montpellier,26-29 September, 2016

This event is co-organized by CIRAD, INRA, IRD, CNRS, University of Montpelier, University of Perpignan, Centre français du Riz.

Published on: 25-02-2016


Call for abstracts open for ATBC 2016/53rd ATBC Annual Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation, Montpellier, 19-23 June 2016 Deadline for abstract submission:29th of February 2016

In a rapidly changing world where untouched ecosystems are vanishing and biodiversity will have to be maintained in human-modified and sometimes novel environments, reconciling conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in the tropics has become a critical issue. The 53rd ATBC Annual Meeting focuses on this issue and aims to gather scientists from many different disciplines to exchange ideas, concepts and approaches, as well as to elaborate and promote innovations for the conservation of tropical ecosystems in the decades to come.

Published on: 23-02-2016


Call for candidates ARIMNet2(Agricultural Research in the Mediterranean Area)/Young Researchers Seminar which will be held 30 May – 3 June 2016, Montpellier, Submit by 10 March 2016

Topics of this event:How to better involve end-users throughout the research process to foster innovation-driven research for sustainable Mediterranean agriculture at farm and local scales. ARIMNet2 supports collaborative interdisciplinary projects based on complementarities between scientists, disciplines and countries. It promotes international collaborations to create research consortia in order to respond appropriately to the global stakes and challenges Mediterranean Agriculture is facing.

Published on: 23-02-2016


Call for papers until 29 February 2016 for the X International Symposium on Banana / ISHS-ProMusa symposium which to be held at Agropolis International, Montpellier, France - 10 15 October 2016

The main objective of the symposium is to take stock of current scientific knowledge and technical advances in the deployment of agroecological approaches in banana production, and how these can contribute to the development of innovative sustainable production systems. Organized by ProMusa and hosted by CIRAD.

Published on: 17-02-2016


Call for abstracts open for EcoSummit 2016/'Ecological Sustainability: Engineering Change', Montpellier, 29 August - 1 September 2016 Deadline for abstract submission:19th of February 2016

EcoSummit 2016 will centre on the ecology of terrestrial ecosystems and all habitats that are integrated within those ecosystems, including river networks, wetlands and coastlines. Focus will be placed on fragile ecosystems that are more likely to suffer the consequences of climate change and anthropogenic pressure. However, in the current context of an increasing world population, changes in social habit (increasing world consumerism) and climate change, it is evident that agriculture is being intensified but with a growing awareness of the need to preserve and use sustainably world resources.

Published on: 02-02-2016


Call for abstracts open for 2016 EURAF Conference/3rd European Agroforestry Conference, Montpellier, 23-25 May 2016 Deadline for abstract submission:28th of February 2016

This conference is organized by EURAF (European Agroforestry Federation) and hosted by the joint research unit SYSTEM/INRA. Including:Updates on Agroforestry Policies across Europe Plenary sessions on the latest findings in agroforestry research in Europe ; Dedicated workshop to Agroforestry and climate change, virtual experiments in Agroforestry. Field visits to the oldest experimental site in Europe with a continuous monitoring since tree plantation.

Published on: 02-02-2016


Save the date for the 6th AgMIP Global Workshop (The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project), 28-30 June 2016, Montpellier

The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) was created to understand how agriculture and food security will respond to climate change and other socioeconomic drivers in the years ahead. These challenges defy analysis at a single scale, within a single discipline, or by only a single model. AgMIP therefore connects a community of experts and stakeholders to improve, models, computational systems, scenarios, adaptations and analysis to enable integrated assessment empowered by a collaborative communityAgMIP’s 6th Global Workshop provides an excellent opportunity to organize agricultural modeling research and applications to support decision-makers addressing the key challenges we together face. Organized with the partnership of Agropolis International.

Published on: 02-02-2016


The Agropolis International team presents you its best wishes for 2016
Agropolis International celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2016

Published on: 14-01-2016


To international PhD students and researchers: register for French courses now.The LR Euraxess Centre/Agropolis International sets up French courses, from 25th January to 31th March, 2016

PLEASE READ details about the courses, pre-registration form and schedule related to tests and meetings: More informations

Published on: 08-01-2016


Office rentals at Agropolis: 15 offices (9 m2 to 30 m2) are available for rent in the Agropolis International premises in Montpellier (France)

The Agropolis International Association is renting 15 ideally located offices (9 m2 to 30 m2) in the Agropolis International premises at the core of the Agropolis/Lavalette Campus in the north end of Montpellier. Agropolis International hosts more than 10,000 French and foreign visitors a year.

Published on: 15-12-2015


Visit of Campinas delegation (Brazil) to Agropolis International (Montpellier-France)24 to 27 November 2015

Following the signature in June 2015 of an agreement for scientific and technical cooperation between Agropolis International and several Brazilian organizations of Campinas agro-cluster (UNICAMP, Techno Park Campinas, Secretary of State for Agriculture, SDECTI and Campinas Town Council), a delegation of representatives have visited Campus Agropolis in Montpellier, from 24 to 27 November 2015.

Published on: 14-12-2015


An AgroVallée project in Montpellier for the first half of 2016

Languedoc-Roussillon is one of the few regions in Europe to have designated agriculture and agrifood as smart specialisation areas (SRI-S3, under the European FEDER 2014-2020 Programme).The AgroVallée project aims to make Montpellier and its region a seedbed of sustainable Mediterranean and tropical agriculture innovation, a Mediterranean and tropical plant biorefinery leader, and to develop sites to host these initiatives and expertise. More information on the Agropolis International letter n°17 published in November 2015

Published on: 07-12-2015


INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP 'FROM SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TO GREEN CAPITALISM: MILESTONES IN THE MARKETIZATION OF NATURE' December 02, 2015 to December 03, 2015, Agropolis International, Montpellier, France

This workshop is organised as part of the "Privatising Global Environmental Governance" project bringing together researchers from CIRAD, INRA, CNRS and AGROPARISTECH, with financial support from the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) in partnership with the UNIVERSITI PUTRA MALAYSIA international labex in Montpellier (Labex Sustainable Tropical Agriculture and Food Systems) and UNIVERSIDADE de BRASILIA (Centro de desenvolvimento sustentável). More on Agropolis International & Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) MoU

Published on: 26-11-2015


INTA (Instituto Nacional deTecnología Agropecuaria) LABINTEX–Argentina: Jorge Perez Peña, INTA (Mendoza) researcher, has been appointed Coordinator of LABINTEX. He succeeds Daniel Horacio Rearte.

Jorge Perez Peña, INTA (Mendoza) researcher, has been appointed Coordinator of LABINTEX. He succeeds Daniel Horacio Rearte.

Published on: 26-11-2015


EMBRAPA (Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária) Labex Europe–Brazil: Pedro Luiz Oliveira de Almeida Machado, EMBRAPA researcher, has been appointed Coordinator of EMBRAPA Labex Europe. He succeeds Claudio José Reis de Carvalho.

Pedro Luiz Oliveira de Almeida Machado, EMBRAPA researcher, has been appointed Coordinator of EMBRAPA Labex Europe. He succeeds Claudio José Reis de Carvalho.

Published on: 26-11-2015


The latest issue of "Les dossiers d'Agropolis International" n° 21: "Vigne et vin" (vineyards and wine) has been presented at SITEVI* in Montpellier and handed over to Stéphane LE FOLL, French minister of Agriculture, Agrifood, and Forestry (24 November 2015).

This document will be available in English in 2016 - *SITEVI: INTERNATIONAL EQUIPMENT AND EXPERTISE EXHIBITIONFOR THE VINE-WINE, OLIVE, FRUIT-VEGETABLE PRODUCTIONS

Published on: 26-11-2015


Save the date : ISRFG 2016 - 14th International Symposium on Rice Functional Genomics – Montpellier, 28 September 26-28th 2016, Le Corum - Montpellier - France

Rice is the major cereal food crop which feeds an increasing world population. The 7.3 billion mankind is expected to stabilize around more than 9 billion people by year 2050. The population growth will mainly occur in rice-eating countries. The scientific community is therefore facing the challenge of providing the farmers with tools and resources that will enhance rice production while saving natural resources (water and fertilizers) in shrinking arable lands. Furthermore, this has to be achieved in a climate of increasing unstablility in which rice cultivation has to reduce its impact and participate to its mitigation. These questions have to be addressed through improved, environment-friendly and precise agricultural practices and new, enhanced and resilient varieties, both taking advantage of a functional diversity in the agro-ecosystems. Recent breakthroughs in rice genomics have narrowed the gap between genetic variation and the phenotype and performance and allowed the deciphering of the function of important genes underlying agronomically relevant traits. These discoveries are being readily integrated into breeding programmes worldwide. The 2016 symposium will cover recent, exciting breakthroughs in structural, functional and evolutionary rice genome biology - pushing current scientific knowledge to address the need of sustainably increasing crop yields and global food security. Please join us for an exciting meeting to discuss cutting-edge science with many of the world's top scientists. Together, we can make new discoveries in rice biology and breeding to improve the world for our and future generations. This event is organized by CIRAD.

Published on: 06-11-2015


Discover the new website : impress-impact-recherche.cirad.fr which is focused on ImpresS (Impact of Research in the South), a new method developed by CIRAD for analysing the impact of its research

As part of one of its major projects, CIRAD has developed a method for analysing the impact of its activities. The method, called ImpresS, aims to assess the contribution of research to development, in all its complexity, through case studies of innovations in multi-stakeholder environments. CIRAD took the double option of basing its method on a participatory approach and using its analyses to shed light on two topics not previously studied in detail: stakeholder capacity building and public policy. The first results of 13 case studies are available on this website.

Published on: 06-11-2015


RéSEM - Professional Meeting: 1st December 2015 (8h30-18h) at Agropolis International, 1000 avenue Agropolis, Montpellier (France)

Scientific and technical presentations, exhibitors.
Programme (in French) - A presentation of the RéSEM network.

Published on: 06-11-2015


You are a PhD student- You work on family farming issues- Submit a paper to participate in a workshop organized by Kyoto University (Japan): “2nd Future Leaders Global Workshop on Social Science of Agriculture, Food and Environment”, scheduled on March 18th, 2016, in Kyoto

Deadline for submission: November 30th, 2015.
Kyoto University (Japan) and Agropolis International in Montpellier (France) have signed in December 2014 a Memorandum of Understanding to promote academic cooperation and student exchange which includes joint research projects and publications as well as short term programs and visits.

Published on: 04-11-2015


6,000 sqm2 dedicated to the aquaculture of today and tomorrow: MeDITERA, a marine hall for experimentation managed by Ifremer and Cirad

The station for aquaculture located in Palavas-les-Flots has been enriched with 4,000 sqm2 of renovated halls for aquaculture experimentation and 2,000 sqm2 of new outdoor platforms for the production of marine microalgae in open field.

Published on: 20-10-2015


Official launch of Brazilian agrocluster "Agropolo" in Campinas – September 21, 2015

The official launch of Brazilian agrocluster « Agropolo » in Campinas, took place on 21 September 2015, on the occasion of the first Board of Directors meeting held at the Town Hall.

Published on: 20-10-2015


NIPN "National Information Platforms for Nutrition" Agropolis International has been assigned by the Agrinatura EEIG to ensure its technical and financial management

The National Information Platforms for Nutrition (NIPN) initiative is part of an ambitious programme launched by the European Commission (EC) to fight malnutrition in the developing countries affected by this burden, with the objective of contributing to the global reduction in the incidence of stunting in alignment with target set for 2025 by the World Health Assembly and in support of the commitments of the EU Nutrition Action Plan.

Published on: 20-10-2015


International meeting "Urban food policies : markets, catering, urban/rural connections", 16-18 November 2015 at Agropolis International (Montpellier, France)

Registration open for the International meeting "Urban food policies : markets, catering, urban/rural connections", 16-18 November 2015 at Agropolis International (Montpellier, France) An international meeting dedicated to sharing knowledge and practices among local governments of cities and urban regions from sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America, along with research and development actors.

Published on: 20-10-2015


Just out : The new Montpellier Panel report "The Farms of Change: African Smallholders Responding to an Uncertain Climate Future"

In the latest report presented on Friday 25th September 2015, the Panel of Montpellier experts in agriculture and development warn of difficulties that might hamper development in Africa related to poor investment in climate change adaptation strategies dedicated to African small farm holders.

Published on: 02-10-2015


A cooperation agreement has been signed on 26 June 2015 between the Brazilian organizations supporting a cluster in Campinas

Published on: 29-09-2015


Agropolis International and Kyoto University (Japan) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding

Kyoto University (Japan) and Agropolis International in Montpellier (France) have signed in December 2014 a Memorandum of Understanding to promote academic cooperation and student exchange which includes joint research projects and publications as well as short term programs and visits. This MOU is valid for 5 years.

Published on: 18-09-2015


On the occasion of the International Forum of Civil society fighting against land degradation Desertif’Actions 2015 which took place in Montpellier (France) from 10 to 13 June 2015, an official statement has been issued by the 300 participants coming from 57 countries

Published on: 18-09-2015


The 5th International EcoSummit Congress "Ecological Sustainability: Engineering Change", will take place in Montpellier (France), from 29 August to 2 September 2016

This event is jointly organized by IRD and Inra. A call for communications will be published in October 2015

Published on: 17-09-2015


ATBC 2016- The Annual meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation will be held in Montpellier (France), from 19 to 23 June 2016

This event is jointly organized by Cirad (Unit Biens et Services des Ecosystèmes Forestiers tropicaux), IRD, CNRS, Inra and the MNHN.

Published on: 17-09-2015


3rd European Agroforestry Conference 'Agroforestry on the main stream? Celebrating 20 years of Agroforestry research in Europe', 25–27 May 2016, in Montpellier, France

This event is organized by the European Agroforestry Federation (EURAF) in partnership with Inra research unit System

Published on: 17-09-2015


Registration now open for the International meeting "Urban food policies : markets, catering, urban/rural connections", 16-18 November 2015 at Agropolis International (Montpellier, France)

An international meeting dedicated to sharing knowledge and practices among local governments of cities and urban regions from sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America, along with research and development actors.

Published on: 17-09-2015


To international PhD students and researchers: register for French courses now.The LR Euraxess Centre/Agropolis International sets up French courses, from 12th October to 18th December, 2015

PLEASE READ details about the courses, pre-registration form and schedule related to tests and meetings: http://www.agropolis.org/practical/newfle2.php

Published on: 17-09-2015


Just published : The outcomes from the UNCCD 3rd Scientific Conference on "Climate change and land degradation: Bridging knowledge and stakeholders"; the conference has been jointly organized by Agropolis International, from 9 to 12 March, 2015, in Cancún (Mexico). In French, English, Spanish

Published on: 15-09-2015


Discover the program on line for the international conference ICID 2015 “INNOVATE TO IMPROVE IRRIGATION PERFORMANCE CONFERENCE” To be held from 11 to 16 December 2015, in Montpellier (France)

The event "Innovate to improve irrigation performance", organized by the French Association for Water, Irrigation and Drainage (AFEID) under the auspices of the International Commission of Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), is the fusion of several events mobilizing the wide diversity of experts in irrigation worldwide, to make during one week the city of Montpellier the hotspot of Irrigation

Published on: 15-09-2015


FSD5/Agro2015 - The 5th International Symposium for Farming Systems Design "Multi-functional farming systems in a changing world" , September 7-10, 2015, Montpellier (France)

FSD5 will focus on "Multi-functional farming systems in a changing world" and will be co-organized by the European Society for Agronomy (ESA) and the Agropolis scientific community.

Published on: 07-09-2015


ICCB-ECCB 2015 : 27th International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB) and 4th European Congress for Conservation Biology (ECCB) : "Mission Biodiversity: Choosing new paths for conservation" August 2-6, 2015, Montpellier, France

Published on: 30-07-2015


Creation of a European Labex UPM, a Virtual Laboratory of Universiti Putra Malaysia, in Montpellier, at Agropolis International

The European Labex UPM is set along the lines of the two Labex currently hosted in Montpellier: namely the Brazilian Embrapa’s LABEX Europe and the Argentinian Inta’s Labintex. The first researcher will arrive in Montpellier before the end of 2015

Published on: 30-07-2015


Video : Biodiversity, ecosystem function and productivity in tropical agriculture: towards more wildlife-friendly oil palm plantations / William Foster, Ed Turner (University of Cambridge) et Jake L. Snaddon (University of Southampton), & Aude Verwilghen (Cirad, UPR Systèmes de Pérennes) 09.06.2015

Scientific animation on Agroecology - Ecological intensification of cropping systemsin Montpellier

Published on: 25-06-2015


Follow the BFFM2015 Congress on Twitter #bffm2015

Biorefinery for Food, Fuels and Materials 2015 symposium - 15-17 June 2015. Montpellier SupAgro | France

Published on: 15-06-2015


Discover the Climate change: impact and adaptation, Dossiers d'Agropolis International series (n° 20, February 2015, 88 pages)

This Dossier showcases research structures based in Languedoc-Roussillon Region whose activities are focused on addressing challenges encountered in studies on climate change impacts and adaptations

Published on: 12-06-2015


Discover the Proceedings of International encounters "Family Farming & Research" which took place in Montpellier from 1 to 3 June 2014. Trilingual paper (english, french, spanish), 324 pages, April 2015

As part of the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) declared by the United Nations for 2014, the research institutions of Montpellier’s hub (Agropolis International) have taken the initiative to organize International Encounters on "Family Farming and Research".235 participants from 70 countries, including representatives of farmers, NGO, decision makers from the political and private sectors, and trainers and researchers, gathered in Montpellier on the occasion of these International Encounters.

Published on: 12-06-2015


Discover the Montpellier Statement "Climate-Smart Agriculture: Towards Sustainable Landscapes and Food Systems" issued during the 3rd Global Science Conference on CSA in Montpellier, France, 16-18 March 2015

Published on: 12-06-2015


Montpellier will welcome Désertif'actions 2015 - Civil society International Forum on combating desertification and land degradation (10 - 13 June 2015), which gathers international development stakeholders from over 100 countries: civil society organizations, scientists, local government, farmer organizations, private and public institutions

Published on: 09-06-2015


« MISS-ABMS 2015 - Multi-platform International Summer School on Agent-Based Modelling & Simulation » 17-28 August 2015, Agropolis International, Montpellier This training is organized by CIRAD and IRSTEA with the support of Agropolis International and with the contributions of CNRS and University of Toulouse and Rouen. Extension registration for the training session (before June 30, 2015)

Content: during the morning sessions, the principles, methods and technics of the design, implementation and exploration stages will be collectively taught. Specific points will be addressed according to the expectations and demands of the participants. The afternoon sessions will be devoted to personal applications: the trainers will support the participants in designing, implementing and fine-tuning their own agent-based model.

Published on: 02-06-2015


LIVE : Conference, June 9, 2015, 10:00 Biodiversity, ecosystem function and productivity in tropical agriculture: towards more wildlife-friendly oil palm plantations

William Foster, Ed Turner (University of Cambridge) et Jake L. Snaddon > (University of Southampton), & Aude Verwilghen (Cirad, UPR Systèmes de Pérennes)

Published on: 01-06-2015


May 22, 2015 : Agropolis International, Montpellier (France) : Agropolis plant modeling seminar. "Mathematical model for simulating anthocyanin composition during grape ripening: another way of phenotyping" by Zhanwu Dai, INRA, Villenave d'Ornon

A seminar devoted to plant modeling is organized the first Friday of each month at Agropolis International, Montpellier, France

Published on: 18-05-2015


From May 18th to 22nd 2015 the Montpellier Languedoc Roussillon scientific community is glad to invite you for an exploration of the diversity of forms and functions of the plant root systems.

An exhibition is organized in the frame of the European Plant Science Organization (EPSO) international event "Fascination of Plants day" at Agropolis International, Montpellier.

Published on: 13-05-2015


Agropolis International participates in the II FRENCH-ARGENTINE CONFERENCE ON SCIENTIFIC COOPERATION - May 18-19, 2015, Argentine Embassy in Paris, France.

Published on: 11-05-2015


JUST OUT : Proceedings of International encounters "Family Farming & Research" which took place in Montpellier from 1 to 3 June 2014. Trilingual paper (english, french, spanish), 324 pages, april 2015

As part of the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) declared by the United Nations for 2014, the research institutions of Montpellier’s hub (Agropolis International) have taken the initiative to organize International Encounters on "Family Farming and Research".235 participants from 70 countries, including representatives of farmers, NGO, decision makers from the political and private sectors, and trainers and researchers, gathered in Montpellier on the occasion of these International Encounters.

Published on: 30-04-2015


3rd Global Science Conference on Climate-Smart Agriculture in Montpellier, France, 16-18 March 2015: Slides and videos are available

3rd Global Science Conference on Climate-Smart Agriculture in Montpellier, France, 16-18 March 2015: Slides and videos are available

Published on: 21-04-2015


Agropolis International and Universiti Putra Malaysia(UPM) have signed a memorandum of understanding Agropolis International and Kyoto University (Japan)

Published on: 18-04-2015


« MISS-ABMS 2015 - Multi-platform International Summer School on Agent-Based Modelling & Simulation » 17-28 August 2015, Agropolis International, Montpellier This training is organized by CIRAD and IRSTEA with the support of Agropolis International and with the contributions of CNRS and University of Toulouse and Rouen. Registration for the training session (before June 15, 2015)

Content: during the morning sessions, the principles, methods and technics of the design, implementation and exploration stages will be collectively taught. Specific points will be addressed according to the expectations and demands of the participants. The afternoon sessions will be devoted to personal applications: the trainers will support the participants in designing, implementing and fine-tuning their own agent-based model.

Published on: 03-04-2015


Online registration BFFM 2015. 15-17 June 2015 - Montpellier, France

Event co-organized by Agropolis International

Published on: 31-03-2015


Call for sessions and side events open until 31st July 2015 for: EcoSummit 2016 /Ecological Sustainability: Engineering Change, to be held in Montpellier (France), 29 August-1st September 2015.

A Summit needs to find solutions for today’s problems and the success of EcoSummit 2016 will be due to the creative input of its participants. Therefore, EcoSummit 2016 will be structured not only around sessions, but will rely on workshops, forums, round tables and discussions to unite attendees in finding solutions. From these events we would like to establish concrete deliverables in the form of white papers, scientific essays and new ideas for policy makers and stakeholders.

Published on: 30-03-2015


International symposium mycosylviculture and valorisation of mycological resources 26, 27, 28th March 2015 - Agropolis International, Montpellier, France Co-organised by Agropolis International

This seminar in Montpellier capitalises on the results of two international cooperation projects (INTERREG IVB SUDOE) whose objective is the integration of mycological resources in forestry management and their socio- economic valorisation in rural areas.

Published on: 26-03-2015


"We are all in the same boat: food production and food security under threat by climate change" Download the talk of Prof Sir Gordon Conway, Director, Agriculture for Impact, Imperial College London

In the context of the Global Conference on Climate-Smart Agriculture, 16-18 March 2015 in Montpellier

Published on: 26-03-2015


Take a look at the high points of the 3rd Global Science Conference on Climate-Smart Agriculture in Montpellier, France, 16-18 March 2015 and discover the Montpellier statement

More than 700 participants coming from 75 different countries around the world convened at the 3rd Global Science Conference on Climate-Smart Agriculture in Montpellier, France, 16-18 March 2015 to share their experience and agree on global and specific research agendas. The conference gathered representatives from scientific organizations, national and international governmental organizations, farmers’ associations, industries, NGOs and civil society

Published on: 20-03-2015


Just published: Climate change: impact and adaptation, Dossiers d'Agropolis International series (n° 20, February 2015, 88 pages)

This Dossier showcases research structures based in Languedoc-Roussillon Region whose activities are focused on addressing challenges encountered in studies on climate change impacts and adaptations

Published on: 10-03-2015


Call for papers until 20 March 2015 for: BFFM 2015 - The international Biorefinery for Food, Fuels and Materials 2015 symposium "Building tomorrow's bioeconomy: meeting Humankind's Food, Fuels and Materials needs using smart systems and technologies", 15-17 June 2015 in Montpellier, France (Campus de la Gaillarde, Montpellier SupAgro)

co-organized by Agropolis International

Published on: 05-03-2015


Pre-schedule on line for the XXIIIth EUCARPIA Maize and Sorghum Conference "Genomics and Phenomics for Model-based Maize and Sorghum Breeding", 10-11 June 2015 in Montpellier (Le Corum)

Published on: 24-02-2015


Save the date : Désertif'actions 2015 - civil society International Forum on combating desertification and land degradation 10-13 June 2015, in Montpellier, France

CARI Association, its networks and partners will bring together international development stakeholders from over 100 countries: civil society organizations, scientists, local government, farmer organizations, private and public institution will work in chorus and speak out together in the fight against desertification

Published on: 24-02-2015


Registration for the Seminar of the FAO-CIHEAM Network on Sheep and Goats, "The value chain in Mediterranean sheep and goats. Industry organisation, marketing strategies, feeding and production systems", 16-18 June 2015 in Montpellier, France (Institut Agronomique Méditerranéen)

The Seminar is organised by INRA/SupAgro/INRA Joint Research Unit, "Tropical and Mediterranean Animal Production Systems" (Systèmes d’élevage méditerranéens et tropicaux, SELMET) and the CIHEAM through the Mediterranean Agronomic Institutes of Zaragoza and Montpellier, with the collaboration of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), Agropolis International, the Agrifood Research and Technology Centre of Aragón (CITA), the Spanish National Institute for Agriculture and Food Research and Technology (INIA) and the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP) through the Mediterranean Working Group.

Published on: 24-02-2015


Call for ideas open until 15 March 2015: FSD5/Agro2015 - The 5th International Symposium for Farming Systems Design "Multi-functional farming systems in a changing world" , September 7-10, 2015, Montpellier (France)

If you missed the call for ideas, you can still submit a 2–page paper on the dedicated website. This event is co-organized by Agropolis International and European Society for Agronomy (ESA)

Published on: 24-02-2015


Registration for the "3rd Global Science Conference on Climate-Smart Agriculture", 16-18 March 2015 in Montpellier, France (Le Corum)

Conference organized by CIRAD, INRA, IRD and Agropolis International with support from the CGIAR, the University of Wageningen (The Netherlands), the Universities of California, Davis and Cornell (USA) and the FAO

Published on: 24-02-2015


Registration until 6 March 2015 for EUCARPIA Conference on drought tolerance "Recent progress in drought tolerance: from genetics to modelling", 8-9 June 2015, in Montpellier, France (Le Corum)

Published on: 24-02-2015


18th International Meeting on Frankia and actinorhizal plants, will be held on 25-27 August 2015 in Montpellier, France (Agropolis International)

Published on: 24-02-2015


Registration for the 17th European Weed Research Society Symposium/Weed management in changing environments, 23-26 June 2015 in Montpellier, France (Campus de la Gaillarde)

Organizators : European Weed Research Society (EWRS) et l'Association Française de Protection des Plantes (AFPP). Co-organizators : INRA, Montpellier SupAgro

Published on: 24-02-2015


Registration before 30 April 2015 for the 19th GiESCO Meeting (Group of international Experts of vitivinicultural Systems for CoOperation) , 31 May–5 June 2015 in Gruissan, France (Palais des Congrès)

Published on: 24-02-2015


Registration for ICCB-ECCB 2015 27th International Congress for Conservation Biology - 4th European Congress for Conservation Biology, 2-6 August 2015 in Montpellier, France (Le Corum)

Published on: 24-02-2015


Call for papers for: CfP 2015 Open Science "Training and Higher Education". Deadline for the submission of Proposals:17 July 2015

It aims to support projects dedicated to training and higher education in the domain of "agronomy for sustainable development"

Published on: 24-02-2015


Call for papers until 31 March 2015 for : 8th International Workshop on Anthocyanins, 16-18 September 2015 in Montpellier, France (Campus de la Gaillarde)

IWA 2015 is an opportunity for academics and industrials to establish contacts with other scientists working with anthocyanins worldwide

Published on: 24-02-2015


Call for papers until 01 March 2015 for : ESVV2015 10th International Congress of Veterinary Virology, 31 August-03 September 2015, in Montpellier, France (Le Corum)

Organized by the CIRAD,the ESVV and EPIZONE

Published on: 23-02-2015


Call for papers until 01 March 2015 for: BFFM 2015 - The international Biorefinery for Food, Fuels and Materials 2015 symposium "Building tomorrow's bioeconomy: meeting Humankind's Food, Fuels and Materials needs using smart systems and technologies", 15-17 June 2015 in Montpellier, France (Campus de la Gaillarde, Montpellier SupAgro)

co-organized by Agropolis International

Published on: 23-02-2015


Call for papers until 28 February 2015 for: ICID 2015 – Euromediterranean Conference "Innovate to improve irrigation performances", 11-17 October 2015 in Montpellier, France (Le Corum)

The conference is organised by the French Association for Water, Irrigation and Drainage (AFEID) and held in the cycle of the International Commission of Irrigatin and Drainage (ICID)

Published on: 23-02-2015


3rd international scientific conference of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), March 9-12, 2015, Cancùn

Scientific conference co-organized by Agropolis International and CSFD

Published on: 16-02-2015


Members of Agropolis International scientific community are involved in the issues related to agriculture facing climate change on the occasion of the Paris International Agricultural Show, from 21 February to 1 March 2015 – Paris (France)

The Paris International Agricultural Show is taking place from 21 February to 1 March 2015 at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles

Published on: 16-02-2015


PRESS RELEASE "Third Global Science Conference on Climate-Smart Agriculture" March 16-18, 2015 - Montpellier, France

Conference organized by CIRAD, INRA, IRD and Agropolis International with support from the CGIAR, the University of Wageningen (The Netherlands), the Universities of California, Davis and Cornell (USA) and the FAO

Published on: 09-02-2015


CfP 2015 Open Science "Training and Higher Education" launched by Agropolis Fondation Deadline for the submission of Proposals:17 July 2015 (12 noon, French time)

Deadline for the submission of Proposals:17 July 2015 (12 noon, French time)

Published on: 06-02-2015


January 30, 2015 : Agropolis International, Montpellier (France) : Agropolis plant modeling seminar Multi-scale modeling of tomato fruit growth: integration of cell division and expansion processes under fluctuating environment by Valentina Baldazzi, INRA, Avignon

A seminar devoted to plant modeling is organized the first Friday of each month at Agropolis International, Montpellier, France

Published on: 27-01-2015


Launching of the Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food, prize created by Agropolis Fondation APPLICATION DEADLINE for both Prizes: EXTENDED until 15 January 2015, 12:00 (Paris time)

Awarded once every two years, the Prize aims to recognize individuals, or a group of individuals, for their exemplary and promising contribution in promoting innovation through research, development and/or capacity building in the North, South or in the Mediterranean in order to improve food and agricultural systems sustainability as well as to address food security and poverty reduction. The Prize recognizes individuals whose scientific works not only made an important contribution to the production of knowledge but are also actively promoting the use of knowledge in addressing current development challenges, and are involved in fomenting collective action across stakeholders.

Published on: 13-01-2015


Agropolis International wishes you a Happy New Year

The Association Agropolis International was founded in Montpellier in 1986 by the research and higher education institutes working in the field of agriculture, food, biodiversity and environment, with the support of government and local authorities.

Published on: 06-01-2015


January 9, 2015 : Agropolis International, Montpellier (France) : Agropolis plant modeling seminar "Mechanical feedbacks add robustness to plant morphogenesis", Olivier Hamant, CNRS/ENS-Lyon/INRA/Université Lyon 1

A seminar devoted to plant modeling is organized the first Friday of each month at Agropolis International, Montpellier, France

Published on: 19-12-2014


To international PhD students and researchers: register for French courses now.The LR Euraxess Centre/Agropolis International sets up French courses, from 19th January to 29th March, 2015

PLEASE READ details about the courses, pre-registration form and schedule related to tests and meetings: http://www.agropolis.org/practical/newfle2.php

Published on: 15-12-2014


BFFM 2015 - 2nd edition of Biorefining for Food Fuel and Materials Congress 15-17 June, 2015, Montpellier, France. Call for contributions until March 1st, 2015

This event is co-organized by Agropolis International and INRA (UMRs IATE & SPO, LBE), Montpellier SupAgro, CIRAD (UR Biowooeb), UM2 (UMR ICGM), ENSCM, Chaire UNESCO Alimentation du Monde

Published on: 08-12-2014


"Third Global Science Conference on Climate-Smart Agriculture" March 16-18, 2015 - Montpellier, France Late abstracts can be submitted until Friday, December 5

Conference organized by CIRAD, INRA, IRD and Agropolis International with support from the CGIAR, the University of Wageningen (The Netherlands), the Universities of California, Davis and Cornell (USA) and the FAO

Published on: 04-12-2014


Agro2015/FSD5 - 5th International Symposium for Farming Systems Design Multi-functional farming systems in a changing world September 7-10, 2015, Montpellier. Abstract submission deadline is extended to January 8th, 2015

Abstract submission deadline is extended to January 8th, 2015. Event co-organized by Agropolis International and the European Society

Published on: 04-12-2014


27th International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB) and 4th European Congress for Conservation Biology (ECCB) Theme : Mission Biodiversity: Choosing new paths for conservation August 2-6, 2015, Montpellier

Congress hosted by the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB), Agropolis International and the French Foundation for Research on Biodiversity (FRB)

Published on: 02-12-2014


Agro2015/FSD5 - 5th International Symposium for Farming Systems Design Multi-functional farming systems in a changing world September 7-10, 2015, Montpellier

Event co-organized by Agropolis International and the European Society for Agronomy (ESA)

Published on: 27-11-2014


Call for abstracts extended until November 30, 2014. Third Global Science Conference on Climate-Smart Agriculture March 16-18, 2015 - Montpellier, France Conference organized by CIRAD, INRA, IRD and Agropolis International with support from the CGIAR, the University of Wageningen (The Netherlands), the Universities of California, Davis and Cornell (USA) and the FAO.

Following the Wageningen (2011) and Davis (2013) conferences, the 3rd Global Science Conference on Climate Smart Agriculture will bring 500 participants from all world regions in a major event leading up to COP21. Distinguished keynote speakers and up to 500 delegates are expected at the conference venue, downtown Montpellier

Published on: 27-11-2014


Bernard Hubert, Presidente de Agropolis International, en misión en Argentina participa en dos eventos sobre las agriculturas familiares 18-19 de Noviembre del 2014

Bernard Hubert, Presidente de Agropolis International, invitado por la Embajada de Francia en Argentina y el Instituto Francés de Argentina para hablar de las agriculturas familiares

Published on: 18-11-2014


ICCB-ECCB 2015 : EXTENSION of the call for Symposia, courses, workshops Deadline: 7th November 2014

27th International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB) and 4th European Congress for Conservation Biology (ECCB) : Mission Biodiversity: Choosing new paths for conservation -August 2-6, 2015, Montpellier, France

Published on: 03-11-2014


Agro2015/FSD5 - 5th International Symposium for Farming Systems Design Multi-functional farming systems in a changing world September 7-10, 2015, Montpellier. Call for contributions until December 15, 2014

Event co-organized by Agropolis International and the European Society for Agronomy (ESA)

Published on: 31-10-2014


The pre-registration to attend the conference is still open until January 12, 2015 3rd international scientific conference of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), March 9-12, 2015, Cancùn

Scientific conference co-organized by Agropolis International and CSFD

Published on: 31-10-2014


Metrics of sustainable diets and food systems – Symposium : 4th november 2014, Agropolis International, Montpellier, France

Co-organized by Bioversity International and CIHEAM–IAMM

Published on: 29-10-2014


March 16-18, 2015, Montpellier, France Third Global Science Conference on Climate Smart Agriculture Deadline for early bird registration: January 31, 2015

Following the Wageningen (2011) and Davis (2013) conferences, the 3rd Global Science Conference on Climate Smart Agriculture will bring 500 participants from all world regions in a major event leading up to COP21. Distinguished keynote speakers and up to 500 delegates are expected at the conference venue, downtown Montpellier

Published on: 27-10-2014


International Encounters "FAMILY FARMING AND RESEARCH" : "Contributing to a global research agenda Agropolis International, CGIAR, GFAR, WRF", Offprint taken from the proceedings (December, 2014)

Extract from the proceedings of the conference held from 1 to 3 June 2014 in Montpellier by research organizations Agropolis International Pole. The conference brought together 235 participants from 70 countries, farmer representatives, NGO representatives, policy makers and the private sector, researchers and teachers met in Montpellier during these international meetings. The full proceedings will be available in late 2014 in French, English and Spanish

Published on: 21-10-2014


A European World Class Cluster (WCC): Final seminar of the European project Feeding The Planet – European Bio Food Clusters on the world stage (2012-2014) – 28 & 29 October 2014, Milan (Italy)

Feeding The Planet: EU Bio Food Clusters on The World Stage is a project co-financed by European Commission and coordinated by Region of Lombardy, that links 3 main World-Class Biotech and Agro-Food Clusters in Europe: Parco Tecnologico Padano (Lombardy - Italy), Agropolis International (Languedoc-Roussillon - France) and Oost NV (East Netherlands - The Netherlands).

Published on: 17-10-2014


Conference "Agricultural expansion and the future of tropical forests and savannas in Brazil", Friday 24th October 2014, 10 to 12am Agropolis International, Montpellier By Arnaldo Carneiro Filho A Brazilian researcher in the Amazonian conservation programme, a coordinator of Tapajós programme at The Nature Conservancy

Inscriptions : villemejeanne@agropolis.fr

Published on: 17-10-2014


Just published: Agropolis International leaflet in Spanish (October 2014)

The scientific community of Montpellier and Languedoc-Roussillon region in the fields of agriculture-food-biodiversity-environment

Published on: 16-10-2014


MERMED project final report – The Mediterranean sea: Research and Partnerships (2013-2014) MERMED Forward-thinking Workshop supported by the French National Research Agency (ANR) on "Adapting to global changes in the Mediterranean Sea"

A project coordinated by Agropolis International

Published on: 13-10-2014


Final Inprofood Conference : Food Research Stakeholder Involvement and Public Health, 14-15 October, 2014 – Copenhagen (Denmark) A European project with 18 partners from 13 countries including Agropolis International (France)

The aim of this conference is not only to present the results from three years of intensive research in INPROFOOD, but also to bring together European stakeholders in an open dialogue under one roof. We will discuss the food and health challenge and strive to find new ways to better include stakeholders and the civil society in future food and health research programmes.

Published on: 10-10-2014


Bernard Hubert, President of Agropolis International has been unanimously re-appointed President of the CRAI (French Commission for International Agricultural Research) for four years. CRAI is the interface between the French research institutions and the international agricultural research system.

The French Commission for international agricultural research (CRAI) is a consultative organ between the French research institutions (CIRAD, INRA, IRD, IRSTEA, Agreenium) and the Ministry for Agriculture, Food, Fischeries, Rural Affairs and Land Use Planning, the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and the Ministry of Higher Education and Research.

Published on: 09-10-2014


Launching of the Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food, prize created by Agropolis Fondation Deadline for submission :04 December 2014

Awarded once every two years, the Prize aims to recognize individuals, or a group of individuals, for their exemplary and promising contribution in promoting innovation through research, development and/or capacity building in the North, South or in the Mediterranean in order to improve food and agricultural systems sustainability as well as to address food security and poverty reduction. The Prize recognizes individuals whose scientific works not only made an important contribution to the production of knowledge but are also actively promoting the use of knowledge in addressing current development challenges, and are involved in fomenting collective action across stakeholders.

Published on: 06-10-2014


French courses for foreign PhD students and researchers; from 13th October to 19th December 2014. Euraxess Centre/Agropolis International organizes evening courses (all levels). Placement tests: 6th October

Pre-inscription are open

Published on: 19-09-2014


Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition, International Symposium,from 18th to 19th September, Rome (Italy) to explore recent scientific research and knowledge and promote open dialogue while showcasing existing experiences and programs on Agroecology

The event brings together international experts in the field of Agroecology and within the new FAO Strategic Framework and Strategic Objective 2 to Increase and improve provision of Goods and Services from Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries in a sustainable manner.

Published on: 16-09-2014


Agro2015/FSD5 - 5th International Symposium for Farming Systems Design Multi-functional farming systems in a changing world September 7-10, 2015, Montpellier. Call for contributions until December 15, 2014

Event co-organized by Agropolis International and the European Society for Agronomy (ESA)

Published on: 12-09-2014


International Encounters "FAMILY FARMING AND RESEARCH", Montpellier, June 1-3, 2014 - Synthesis, videos and presentations

As part of the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) declared by the United Nations for 2014, the research institutions of Montpellier’s hub (Agropolis International) have taken the initiative to organize International Encounters on "Family Farming and Research".235 participants from 70 countries, including representatives of farmers, NGO, decision makers from the political and private sectors, and trainers and researchers, gathered in Montpellier on the occasion of these International Encounters.

Published on: 12-09-2014


ICCB-ECCB 2015 : 27th International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB) and 4th European Congress for Conservation Biology (ECCB) : Mission Biodiversity: Choosing new paths for conservation -August 2-6, 2015, Montpellier - Open Call for Symposia, courses, workshops - Deadline: 31st October 2014

Congress hosted by the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB), Agropolis International and the French Foundation for Research on Biodiversity (FRB)

Published on: 12-09-2014


3rd international scientific conference of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), March 9-12, 2015, Mexico Scientific conference co-organized by Agropolis International and CSFD .Call for abstracts extended until September 28, 2014

combating desertification, land degradation and drought for poverty reduction and sustainable development – the contribution of science, technology, traditional knowledge and practices

Published on: 12-09-2014


Agropolis Fondation : 2014 Call for Ideas "Flagship Projects" in the fields of agronomy and sustainable development - Deadline for the submission of Concept Notes: 06 October 2014, 12:00 noon, French time

One of the priority activities of the Foundation is to stimulate the emergence of highly visible and structuring projects, capable of generating a sustained interaction and collaboration among scientists and relevant stakeholders in the thematic research domains covered by the Foundation and the Labex Agro scientific community.

Published on: 11-09-2014


Exploratory mission to the USA The consortium Feeding the Planet will conduct an exploratory mission to the USA during the second week of September 2014 in order to gain an overview of innovation ecosystem within the USA.

To enhance the European exposure: organization of an exploratory mission to the USA to develop partnerships in agriculture, agro-food and agro-biotechnologies

Published on: 03-09-2014


September 05, 2014, 11:00, Agropolis International, Montpellier (France) : Agropolis plant modeling seminar A computational framework for 3D mechanical modeling of plant morphogenesis by Olivier Ali Laboratoire de Reproduction et Développement des Plantes, CNRS/ENS-Lyon/INRA/Université Lyon 1, Lyon & Virtual Plants, Inria

A seminar devoted to plant modeling is organized the first Friday of each month at Agropolis International, Montpellier, France

Published on: 01-08-2014


Call for abstracts is open until September 15, 2014
3rd international scientific conference of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), March 9-12, 2015, Mexico
Scientific conference co-organized by Agropolis International and CSFD

“combating desertification, land degradation and drought for poverty reduction and sustainable development – the contribution of science, technology, traditional knowledge and practices”

Published on: 21-07-2014


Seminar FAO-CIHEAM Network on Sheep and Goats "The value chain in Mediterranean sheep and goats. Industry organisation, marketing strategies, feeding and production systems" 16/18 June 2015, Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Montpellier, France Call for proposals open until October 31, 2014

The value chain in Mediterranean sheep and goats. Industry organisation, marketing strategies, feeding and production systems

Published on: 21-07-2014


Agro2015/FSD5 - Call for contributions 5th International Symposium for Farming Systems Design “Multi-functional farming systems in a changing world” September 7-10, 2015, Montpellier

Event co-organized by Agropolis International and the European Society for Agronomy (ESA)

Published on: 21-07-2014


27th International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB) and 4th European Congress for Conservation Biology (ECCB) Theme : Mission Biodiversity: Choosing new paths for conservation August 2-6, 2015, Montpellier

Congress hosted by the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB), Agropolis International and the French Foundation for Research on Biodiversity (FRB)

Published on: 21-07-2014


Registrations for the 13th congress of European Society for Agronomy, University of Debrecen, Hungary August 25th -28th, 2014.

The congress will be hosted by the Centre for Agricultural and Applied Economic Sciences of the University of Debrecen, Hungary from August 25th-28th, 2014. The 13th ESA congress will highlight and focus the most important issues and challenges in crop sciences: Crop production and agroecology, Competitive and sustainable crop production, Crop modeling, Innovation in crop production (interaction between public and private sectors), New challenges in farm systems design, Legumes in farming systems, Crop science for changing environments (climate, soil, hydrology, economy), Crop science - crop quality - human health and nutrition.

Published on: 10-07-2014


Video Rachel Bezner Kerr @Cornell in #Montpellier Using #agroecological & particip. meth. to improve #foodsecurity 4 smallholder farming Malawi

Séminaire Sécurité Alimentaire de l'UMR MOISA à Montpellier le 13.06.2014.

Published on: 02-07-2014


CfP Open Science Research launched by Agropolis Fondation is now open - Deadline for the submission of Proposals: 15 September 2014 (12 noon, French time)

The CfP “Open Science” is aimed at promoting new ways of doing research by favoring a collaborative enquiry on scientific topics involving a range of actors. Proposals submitted under this Call are expected to employ transformative approaches and foster innovative partnership modalities. Up to €2M are available for this Call which will fund full projects, twin post-docs in collaboration with the CGIAR, small initiatives (e.g., small exploratory, proof-of-concept studies,…) and proposal development for submission to international Calls.

Published on: 24-06-2014


Videos and presentations of International Encounters "FAMILY FARMING AND RESEARCH",Montpellier, June 1-3, 2014

As part of the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) declared by the United Nations for 2014, the research institutions of Montpellier’s hub (Agropolis International) have taken the initiative to organize International Encounters on "Family Farming and Research".235 participants from 70 countries, including representatives of farmers, NGO, decision makers from the political and private sectors, and trainers and researchers, gathered in Montpellier on the occasion of these International Encounters.

Published on: 18-06-2014


Save the date : March 16-18, 2015, Montpellier, France
Third Global Science Conference on Climate Smart Agriculture
Call for communications: June 15, 2014 Deadline for early bird registration: December 15, 2014

Following the Wageningen (2011) and Davis (2013) conferences, the 3rd Global Science Conference on Climate Smart Agriculture will bring 500 participants from all world regions in a major event leading up to COP21. Distinguished keynote speakers and up to 500 delegates are expected at the conference venue, downtown Montpellier
Call for communications: June 15, 2014 Deadline for early bird registration: December 15, 2014

Published on: 12-06-2014


Follow by streaming the Seminar: Research, development and innovation for family farming in the South: Argentina and Brazil as example

June 4th, Agropolis International, Montpellier, France -Streaming
Seminar organized by Embrapa Labex Europe, INTA Labintex and Agropolis International- Objective of this event: Discuss the situation of Family Farming (AF) in Brazil and Argentina, share the actions performed by these institutions and consider future lines of research cooperation between Brazil, Argentina and the French research institutions.

Published on: 03-06-2014


Listen Hans Herren @millenniumminst tonigh 19.30 :Family agriculture an option given the challenges the planet faces? #agrifammpl http://tinyurl.com/kp9g6w6

International Encounters Family Farming & Resarch will open in Montpellier tonight #agrifammpl

Published on: 01-06-2014


International Encounters Family Farming & Resarch will open in Montpellier tonight #agrifammpl

Listen Hans Herren @millenniumminst :Family agriculture an option given the challenges the planet faces? #agrifammpl

Published on: 01-06-2014


Available in French, English and Spanish. [En savoir plus...]">"Dossiers d’Agropolis International" series dedicated to agricultural farming. (n° 19, february 2014, 64 p.)
Available in French, English and Spanish

The French agricultural research community is rallying around the International Year of family farming

Published on: 22-05-2014


May 15. 2014, Agropolis International, Montpellier (France)
Sustainable Agriculture in the United States – Combining Environmental Preservation, Innovation,and Profitability
Jeffrey STEINER, Deputy Director of the Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station and Associate Dean for Research in the College of Agricultural Sciences

Published on: 13-05-2014


June 1-3, 2014, Montpellier (France) : International Encounters FAMILY FARMING AND RESEARCH
Jointly organized by Agropolis International, within the framework of the year of family farming

As part of the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) declared by the United Nations for 2014, the research institutions of Montpellier’s hub (Agropolis International) have taken the initiative to organize International Encounters on Family Farming and Research.

Published on: 28-04-2014


The third International Science and Policy Conference on the Resilience of Social and Ecological Systems - Resilience2014 will take place in Montpellier, France, on May 4-8, 2014

This conference is organized by the "French node" of the Resilience Alliance network (CIRAD - CNRS - IRSTEA- INRA), Agropolis International and their partners of the campus of Montpellier

Published on: 24-04-2014


10th Conference on Ecology & Behaviour – 12th to 16th May 2014 – Montpellier (France)

Ever since its inception in Chizé in 2005, the "Ecology & Behaviour" conference has never ceased to be a success. This year, we are pleased to announce that the 10th edition will be held in Montpellier.

Published on: 24-04-2014


4th International Symposium on Weeds and Invasive Plants (Agricultural Weeds and Plant Invaders) in Montpellier, France, May 18-23, 2014

The international symposium « Agricultural Weeds and Plant Invaders » was initiated in 2006 and takes place once every three years in a European country. This event brings together over 100 scientists and managers who share a strong interest in the Biology, Ecology and methods of controlling invasive plants in cultivated and natural habitats as well as urban areas.

Published on: 24-04-2014


Register online for the International Statistical Ecology Conference 2014, to be held from 1st to 4th July 2014 – Montpellier (France)

This conference will convene experts from around the world to present and discuss issues of interest to ecological statisticians and biologists. We will hold sessions focused upon mark-recapture methods, distance sampling methods, other abundance estimation techniques, monitoring of biodiversity, survey design and analysis for estimating population trends, modelling of spatial trends in animal density, integrated population modelling, stochastic population dynamics modelling, stochastic multispecies modelling, individual-based model fitting, and stochastic modelling of animal movement.

Published on: 19-04-2014


Call for Proposals 2014 Agropolis Fondation-CAPES-Embrapa - Deadline: 28 April 2014

For research and/or scientific mobility projects focusing on: Genetics and genomics, plant breeding, eco-physiology; Plant pests and diseases, integrated crop protection, population ecology; Agri-environmental innovations, agri-ecosystems and resources management; Agri-food innovations, food and non-food uses of crops; Innovation processes, social management of innovations. Deadline: 28 April 2014

Published on: 11-04-2014


Registrations for the 13th congress of European Society for Agronomy, University of Debrecen, Hungary August 25th -28th, 2014.
Early registration deadline : 30th May 2014

The congress will be hosted by the Centre for Agricultural and Applied Economic Sciences of the University of Debrecen, Hungary from August 25th-28th, 2014. The 13th ESA congress will highlight and focus the most important issues and challenges in crop sciences: Crop production and agroecology, Competitive and sustainable crop production, Crop modeling, Innovation in crop production (interaction between public and private sectors), New challenges in farm systems design, Legumes in farming systems, Crop science for changing environments (climate, soil, hydrology, economy), Crop science - crop quality - human health and nutrition.

Published on: 10-04-2014


Save the date - PHOPHORUS week 2014 PSP5 2014 - 5th International Symposium Phosphorus in Soils and Plants –26th to 29th August 2014 – Montpellier (France)

On behalf of the international scientific committee and local organizing committee it is a pleasure for me to welcome you to this event in Montpellier, Southern France, as part of the PHOSPHORUS week 2014.

Published on: 18-03-2014


Save the date - PHOPHORUS week 2014 SPS 2014 - Sustainable Phosphorus Summit - 1-3 September 2014 – Montpellier (France)

On behalf of the international scientific committee and local organizing committee it is a pleasure for me to welcome you to this event in Montpellier, Southern France, as part of the PHOSPHORUS week 2014.

Published on: 17-03-2014


Just published: Food - Nutrition – Health in the Dossiers d’Agropolis International series (n°18 December 2013, 76 p., available in French)

Languedoc-Roussillon and Avignon research skills concerning food, nutrition, health Eight years after the first Dossiers d’Agropolis International dedicated to the Food, Nutrition, Health theme, a review is necessary to show the evolution of research works led by the regional scientific community and to provide updated information to people interested in this theme.

Published on: 16-03-2014


Call for papers for the 11th International Symposium on Aeromonas and Plesiomonas (ISAP): tapping into bacterial adaptation – 25th to 27th June 2014 – Montpellier (France) Deadline for abstracts: 11 April 2014

Published on: 11-03-2014


Opportunities for scientific, technical and commercial collaborations with Brazil
Half-day information meeting open to the scientific community within the framework of the European project Feeding the Planet, 09 April 2014 (10 to 12am), at Agropolis International – Montpellier (France)

The bootcamp will be held in parallel in the three clusters of Milan, Montpellier and Wageningen.

Published on: 25-02-2014


May 5-8, 2014 - Le Corum, Montpellier, France Resilience 2014 - Adaptation, Transformation & Development

It is organized by the 'French node' of the Resilience Alliance network (CIRAD - CNRS - IRSTEA- INRA), Agropolis International and their partners of the campus of Montpellier. Building on the highly successful first two conferences (in Stockholm & in Phoenix), Resilience 2014 will create an arena for scientific exchange and discussion on three key themes: Adaptation, Transformation and Development.

Published on: 24-02-2014


10 April 2014, 14:00, Agropolis International, Montpellier (France) : Agropolis plant modeling seminar
Functional-structural plant and crop models by Baogui Zhang Root architecture and allometric relationship between shoot and root system affected by phosphorus deficiency in rice plants

A seminar devoted to plant modeling is organized the first Friday of each month at Agropolis International, Montpellier, France

Published on: 24-02-2014


EU funding for ARCAD (Agropolis Resource Center for Crop Conservation, Adaptation and Diversity) project (Montpellier-France)

Arcad (Agropolis Resource Center for Crop Conservation, Adaptation and Diversity) project involving CIRAD, INRA, IRD, Montpellier SupAgro and Agropolis Fondation has just been awarded 3.5 million euros of EU funds. This EU support will allow the development of the technology platforms required to analyse and conserve plant biological resources, notably including the creation of a DNA bank. At the heart of global issues, ARCAD's ambition is to become an international reference in terms of Mediterranean and tropical crop genetic resources.

Published on: 21-02-2014


Agropolis plant modeling seminar 2014/03/27 and 2014/03/28, Agropolis International, Montpellier (France) Modeling plant development from the cellular to the organ scale

A seminar devoted to plant modeling is organized the first Friday of each month at 11h at the Agropolis amphitheatre

Published on: 20-02-2014


Call for abstract -deadline 16.05.2014 - Advances in Food Processing - Brazil 5-7 November 2014. Submit your abstract here – deadline 16 May 2014 topics : Sustainability – efficient use of resources and energy / Innovative products, ingredients and packaging / Food safety and quality

Within the framework of Feeding The Planet project, Agropolis International is working with ITAL and will meet them on May, 2014. Find below information on an international congress to be held in Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil from 5-7 November 2014 : Advances in Food Processing: Challenges for the Future Organized by Elsevier, the world's leading provider of science and health information and with the technical and scientific coordination of the Brazilian Institute of Food Technology (Instituto de Tecnologia de Alimentos, ITAL) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging (Fraunhofer IVV, Germany), this international congress will address the unique challenges faced by food processing industries and researchers.

Published on: 14-02-2014


10-11 April 2014, organized by Agreenium at Agropolis International, Montpellier (France) : 1st MEETING OF THE TAP GLOBAL TASK FORCE (Tropical Agriculture Platform). The TAP (a G20 initiative) objective is to enhance Capacity Development (CD) for Agricultural Innovation Systems (AIS). One of the first tasks of TAP is therefore to facilitate the emergence of a common language and a shared understanding of the scope of the challenge.

In developing countries, most of the challenges facing agriculture and natural resources management can be addressed through innovation. But many developing countries don’t have sufficient resources or capacities to develop their innovation systems effectively. The capacity gap is worse in the tropics, where poverty is pervasive. In an effort to address this problem, the G20 Agriculture Ministers requested that FAO lead the development of TAP. The G8 leadership also endorsed the development of TAP.

Published on: 11-02-2014


Focus on Eco&Sols Joint Research Unit (UMR)(Functional Ecology & Biochemistry of Soils and Agroecosystems)

From “Agropolis International Newsletter”, January 2014

Published on: 07-02-2014


Call for Proposals Agropolis Fondation 2014 Open Science - “Training and Higher Education” supporting projects dedicated to training and higher education in the domain of "agronomy for sustainable development."

Recognizing that one of the driving forces of the Labex Agro scientific community is the synergy between higher education and research, this CfP aims to support projects dedicated to training and higher education in the domain of "agronomy for sustainable development.”
Deadline for the submission of proposals : 26 march 2014, noon (French time)

Published on: 07-02-2014


Just out : A new website for Medivercities network: www.medivercities.org

Agropolis International is a partner of MediverCities network for the preservation of biodiversity in the Mediterranean area

Published on: 29-01-2014


Agropolis International wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

The Association Agropolis International was founded in Montpellier in 1986 by the research and higher education institutes working in the field of agriculture, food, biodiversity and environment, with the support of government and local authorities.

Published on: 20-12-2013


Download the INTA bibliometric survey (2007-2012) - Cartography of international collaborations involving INTA, Instituto nacional de tecnologia agropecuaria (Argentina)

Realised by Odile Bedu, Agreenium, Dominique Fournier, INRA and Chantal Salson, Agropolis International

Published on: 10-12-2013


Download the LABINTEX presentation leaflet (2012, November)

The setting up of this LABINTEX aims at reinforcing cooperation between Argentina and the Scientific community in Europe on the following issues: emergent technologies (biotechnology, nanotechnology, ICTs, etc.) ; Agro-food and agro-business technologies; Technologies for environmental conservation and sustainable management ;Organizational innovations (rural development, family agriculture, extension).

Published on: 10-12-2013


See videos of the interviews presented to illustrate Labintex cooperation at the "French-Argentinean Days of Cooperation for the Innovation: Agriculture, Territories and Environment" on November 2013, 26th -28th, in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Interviews of Roberto Cittadini, INTA , Christophe Soulard, UMR INNOVATION, Cecilia Vazquez Rovere, INTA, Bertrand Muller and Christine Granier UMR LEPSE from agropolis International on Vimeo.

Published on: 10-12-2013


The " France - Argentina Days of the Cooperation for Innovation: Agriculture, Territories and Environment " took place on November 26th and 27th, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina

This meeting organized by the Argentinian National Institute for Agricultural Technology (INTA) with the support of the French Embassy in Buenos Aires, aims at, on the one hand, showing the rich history of the cooperation developed between both countries in the scientific and technological domain, and on the other hand, evaluating the future perspectives for the interinstitutional cooperation.

Published on: 10-12-2013


Just out in the series "Les dossiers d’Agropolis International": "Collections taxonomiques, collections vivantes et ressources génétiques pour la biodiversité" (In French) Number 17 - October 2013 - 75 pages

The series "Les dossiers d’Agropolis International" is a deliverable of Agropolis International, produced within the scope of its mission to promote expertise of the scientific community. English and Spanish Versions will be published shortly.

Published on: 29-11-2013


Call for paper until January 15th, 2014 for the 10th conference " Ecology and Behaviour " which will take place on 12th – 16th May 2014 in Montpellier

In the context of the rapid degradation of ecosystems, developing a fundamental research of quality in ecology and evolutionary biology is essential . Therefore, throughout this project, we propose a coordinated meeting around ecology, evolutionary biology, and animal behaviour designed for young researchers (phD students, post-doctoral researchers).

Published on: 27-11-2013


Agropolis International is leading the STK4SD consortium for the organization in 2015 of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) 3rd Scientific Conference (CNULCD)

Combating drought, land degradation and desertification for poverty reduction and sustainable development: the contribution of science, technology, traditional knowledge and practices: this is the theme of the next Scientific Conference organized at the beginning of 2015 by a consortium led by Agropolis International, within the framework of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).

Published on: 27-11-2013


Third International Science and policy Conference on the resilience of social and ecological systems. The conference "Resilience 2014" will take place in Montpellier, France, on May 4-8, 2014

This conference is organized by the "French node" of the Resilience Alliance network (CIRAD - CNRS - IRSTEA- INRA), Agropolis International and their partners of the campus of Montpellier Early-bird registration is extended until 10 March 2014

Published on: 27-11-2013


Download the book of abstracts of the 5th AESOP Conference on Sustainable Food Planning/"Innovations in urban food systems which took place on October, 28th-29th, 2013, in Agropolis International, Montpellier

This event has been organised by the two research labs UMR Innovation and UMR Moisa (that are joint research units from INRA, CIRAD and Supagro) in connection with the UNESCO Chair on World Food Systems and the research program SURFOOD (Sustainable Urban Food) funded by the Agropolis Foundation.

Published on: 27-11-2013


The Water and Environment Institute of Montpellier (IM2E) has been launched on November 2013, 21st-22nd, at Agropolis International, Montpellier

The objective is to propose a scientific animation for 14 laboratories / teams involved in the IM2E Institute and to strengthen partnerships with companies

Published on: 22-11-2013


To international PhD students and researchers: register for French courses now.The LR Euraxess Centre/Agropolis International sets up French courses, from 20th January to 28th March, 2014

They take place from 5.30 to 7.30 pm (2 hours per week for 10 weeks = 20 hours of training) - Fee: 100 euros.
ALL CANDIDATES are kindly requested to fill in the pre-registration form online; confirmation message with details about the course will be sent by email AFTER 13th January.
PLEASE READ details about the courses, pre-registration form and schedule related to tests and meetings: http://www.agropolis.org/practical/newfle2.php

Published on: 20-11-2013


Download the press release about the visit of the "Feeding the Planet" board in Chile.

Eurochile organized a seminar that supports the strategic alliance between Chile and Europe in the food production area.

Published on: 15-11-2013


5th Qualiméditerranée's meetings took place on November 13th and 14th, in Montpellier : Food Safety: what are the innovations that can control contaminants and check the authentication of agricultural and food products?

Published on: 06-11-2013


The Euraxess Centre Languedoc-Roussillon -Researchers in Motion assistance-is now on Facebook

The EURAXESS Services Centre of Montpellier Languedoc Roussillon assists mobile researchers and their family in every step of their move; it is dedicated to PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, visiting researchers and professors hosted in higher education and research institutions.

Published on: 05-11-2013


The European project "Feeding the Planet" aims at developing international partnerships for companies and laboratories in the field of agro-food and agro-biotechnologies

After an exploratory mission to Punjab and to the wine-producing region of Nazik in India in May, 2013 in order to identify potential clusters or structures with whom to collaborate, another mission to Brazil, in the States of Sao Paulo and Minas Gerais is planned at the end of October 2013. A mission to Chile followed in Santiago de Chile with 2 companies from Languedoc-Roussillon area.

Published on: 28-10-2013


Horizon 2020 : information meetings on the new European program for research and innovation Horizon 2020 and first calls for proposals for 2014.

In French

Published on: 16-10-2013


Review of "Stakes and perspectives of transmediterranean scientific research"(in french): Seminary organized by the French National Research Agency (ANR) and Agropolis international within the framework of TRANSMED program on September, 19th and 20th, 2013 at Agropolis International, Montpellier

Articulated around the launching of research projects selected within the 2012 Transmed program, this seminary will give a wide range of opportunities to different categories of stakeholders- scientists, representatives of institutions and decision-makers - to share their vision of interdisciplinary research at stake in the Mediterranean area.

Published on: 10-10-2013


Eric Fargeas, new Director of Agropolis International Association

This decision has been approved during the Association Bureau on September 12th, 2013 and Eric Fargeas took up his office immediately

Published on: 08-10-2013


See Sir G. Conway’s presentation of the Montpellier Panel report "Sustainable Intensification: A new paradigm for African Agriculture" in Montpellier, on September 10th , 2013

Gordon Conway is a Professor of International Development at Imperial College, London and Director of Agriculture for Impact.

Published on: 18-09-2013


See the video of Philippe PETITHUGUENIN's interview : What is IntensAfrica ? on the occasion of the conference day "New orientations for the agronomic research" on September, 10th, 2013 at Agropolis International, Montpellier

Philippe PETITHUGUENIN is the CIRAD Deputy Director General in charge of Research and Strategy

Published on: 18-09-2013


Save the date: 14th Meeting HélioSPIR on Wednesday, November 13th at Agropolis International, Montpellier on infrared Spectrometry and heterogeneousness theme (spatial heterogeneousness, population heterogeneousness, sample heterogeneousness)

Published on: 18-09-2013


October 18th : Steering Committee Meeting of the Feeding the Planet project (European Bio Food Clusters on the World Stage), at Agropolis International, Montpellier

Three European clusters in the field of agriculture, agro-food and agro-biotechnologies - Milan, Montpellier, Wageningen - gather their skills to set up a European World Class Cluster, to generate a joint offer of expertise on international level for clusters in Brazil, Chile, the USA and India. Next missions scheduled: Brazil (Sao Paolo and Minas Gerais States) and Chile : End October and 1st week November 2013.

Published on: 17-09-2013


See presentations and videos about the ´New orientations for the agronomic research´-September, 10th, 2013 (in french)

This conference day took place at Agropolis International, in Montpellier.

Published on: 10-09-2013


AFRESH European project Joint Action Plan (JAP) is on-line. The project is coordinated by Agropolis International with the support of numerous regional partners.

AFRESH European project –Activities and food for regional economies supporting health: mobilize 8 clusters skills to strengthen innovation and develop common research priorities.

Published on: 04-09-2013


Adriana Maria Descalzo, a senior researcher at the INTA Food Technology Institute (Argentina), is posted at CIRAD (Qualisud joint research unit – Montpellier SupAgro, CIRAD, UM1, UM2) since July 2013 for a joint research project on 'tools for designing new foods containing natural functional ingredients’.

Published on: 03-09-2013


The Agropolis International mobile site is now available in English version

m.agropolis.org

Published on: 03-09-2013


October, 24th: Warm up workshop ‘Agroecological Transitions and Resilience’ at Agropolis International, Montpellier

It is part of a workshop series in preparation of the 2014 Resilience Conference to be held in Montpellier, France.

Published on: 16-08-2013


5th AESOP Sustainable Food Planning Conference "Innovation in urban food systems" took place on October, 28th-29th, 2013 at Agropolis International, Montpellier.

Agropolis International is a partner of the 5th AESOP Sustainable Food Planning Conference

Published on: 14-08-2013


November, 6-8th : Live streaming video - Capitalisation Workshop multi-country agroecology support program (PAMPA) in Montpellier

RIME PAMPA project is an International Agroecology Support Program. The aim of the RIME PAMPA project is to characterize and assess the impact and likely effects of no-till farming in developing countries.The workshop is open to all stakeholders involved in the promotion of an environmentally sustainable intensive agriculture in developing countries.

Published on: 06-08-2013


Forward-thinking workshop on the Mediterranean Sea: Agropolis International is coordinating the MER-MED project

MER-MED project: 'adaptation to environmental changes in the Mediterranean sea: which research priorities and partnerships ?' an initiative of the French National Research Agency (ANR)

Published on: 26-07-2013


The Scientific and Technical Information (STI) Commission of Agropolis International will present a poster during the XIVth World Congress of IAALD (International Association of Agricultural Information Specialists), July 21-24, 2013, Cornell University,

download the poster of the IST Committee >>

Published on: 19-07-2013


Agropolis International becomes a partner of MediverCities network for the preservation of biodiversity in the Mediterranean area

Ms. Mandroux, Mayor of Montpellier (France) was elected President of the new MediverCities network, officially launched in Sarajevo, Bosnia-and-Herzegovina (17th May, 2013). The Languedoc-Roussillon is also a founding member. Set up under the aegis of the UNCBD, Medivercities is an open network for Mediterranean national and subnational governments, local authorities, cities and their partners (academia or scientific institutions) dedicated to the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity and related multilateral regional agreements.

Published on: 18-07-2013


See the video of Agroecology Seminar Montpellier 04.06.2013 : Challenges for sustaining soil functions in oil palm plantings

By Paul Nelson (James Cook Univ., Australia /senior fellowship sabbatical at CIRAD UR34-Performances of Perennial Cropping Systems)

Published on: 17-07-2013


United in the combat against desertification: Agropolis International has been appointed by the UNCCD Secretariat as the leader of consortium set up for the organization of its next scientific conference to be held in late 2014

Five key research institutions, working in the field of desertification and land degradation, are joining their efforts under the umbrella of the "Scientific & Traditional Knowledge for Sustainable Development" consortium, to support the UNCCD Secretariat in the organization of the 3rd UNCCD scientific conference on 'Combating drought, land degradation and desertification for poverty reduction and sustainable development: the contribution of science, technology, traditional knowledge and practices'. The consortium brings together: Agropolis International, DesertNet International, the CGIAR Consortium, the Sahel and Sahara Observatory, the Argentinian Research Institute for Dry areas (IADIZA), Contact: sc.unccd@agropolis.org

Published on: 15-07-2013


Save the date for the 5th « Qualiméditerranée’s meetings » November 13-14,2013, Montpellier

The purpose of the 5th « Qualiméditerranée’s meetings » is to is to favorise exchanges between companies, research laboratories and technical centers, to encourage innovative and collaborative projects.

Published on: 10-07-2013


The " France - Argentina Days of the Cooperation for Innovation: Agriculture, Territories and Environment " are taking place on November 26th and 27th, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina

This meeting organized by the Argentinian National Institute for Agricultural Technology (INTA) with the support of the French Embassy in Buenos Aires, aims at, on the one hand, showing the rich history of the cooperation developed between both countries in the scientific and technological domain, and on the other hand, evaluating the future perspectives for the interinstitutional cooperation.

Published on: 27-06-2013


Publication of the English version of the "French Scientific Committee on Desertification (CSFD)" website : 17 June,2013

The World Day to Combat Desertification is Monday, 17 June On this occasion, the French Scientific Committee on Desertification (CSFD), hosted and managed by Agropolis International, launches the English version of its website devoted to knowledge dissemination to the general public.
English version of CSFD website

Published on: 19-06-2013


Conference:The inside story of the Food Valley Cluster concept. A lecture about attracting International food companies for clusters and science parks - July 1, 2013, 14:30-16:30 - Agropolis International, Montpellier, France

Conference speakers :Bernold Kempering (Director foreign investments agro food & biobased industries) and Linze Rijswijk (senior Project manager regional development and innovation), Oost NV (East Netherlands Development Agency),involved in the setup of the Food Valley cluster. Conference in English. Interested by this experience, register ...

Published on: 19-06-2013


Agropolis International Newsletter, Issue number 14, June 2013

Table of contents : Focus on the activities of international organizations located on the Agropolis Campus, just published, Feeding the planet european project, Inprofood european project, ARP MER-MED, Just published, training AgroParisTech, Focus on MIVEGEC

Published on: 11-06-2013


www.foodtech-portal.eu, « Open-innovation » in agro-food: launching of Food TIP, a European portal for innovation in agro-food sector.

Food TIP has been developped in the framework of the European project HighTech Europe (2009-2013) which associates 22 European public and private partners including Agropolis International

Published on: 24-05-2013


Next seminar (Scientific animation on Agroecology - Ecological intensification of cropping systems)in Montpellier on June 04,2013:Challenges for sustaining soil functions in oil palm plantings

Scientific animation on Agroecology - Ecological intensification of cropping systemsin Montpellier
Date:June 04,2013
Topic :Challenges for sustaining soil functions in oil palm plantings

Published on: 21-05-2013


The International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB) will take place in Montpellier, at Corum Conference Centre, in August 2015

The French candidacy jointly supported by the Foundation for Research on Biodiversity and Agropolis International has been accepted by the Society for Conservation Biology. This event which is recognized as the most important international meeting for conservation professionals (last held in Europe in 2002 will gather between 1500 and 2000 participants interested in conservation science and practice: researchers, students, educators, managers of protected areas, decision makers, NGO, representatives of the civil society. This success results from the fruitful collaboration between the stakeholders involved in biodiversity: the French State, local authorities, the national and regional scientific community and their partners.

Published on: 23-04-2013


Next Icra francophone programme "Ingénierie et Gestion de Programmes d'Apprentissage Interactif pour l'Innovation Rurale" will take place from 27th January to 14th February 2014, in Wageningen, The Netherlands

Deadline for applications : 30th April 2013

Published on: 12-04-2013


LABINTEX Argentina : a new researcher has arrived in Montpellier

The LABINTEX /External Laboratory of INTA (Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuária, Argentina) was set up in November 2012 at Agropolis International after the arrival of the first coordinator of the project Daniel REARTE. A second researcher has come to Europe this week in the framework of the LABINTEX: Roberto Cittadini will be hosted at UMR INNOVATION (Innovation and development in Agriculture and agro-food), on Inra Campus La Gaillarde.

Published on: 09-04-2013


Collaboration between three European Bio Food Clusters to promote their skills and set up partnerships with clusters (WCC) in Brazil, Chile, the USA and India

In this project, 3 European clusters in the field of agriculture, agro-food and agro-biotechnologies –Milan, Montpellier, Wageningen- gather their skills to set up a European World Class Cluster. The objective is to promote a joint offer at the international level for clusters in Brazil, Chile, the USA and India

Published on: 09-04-2013


Les Dossiers d'Agropolis International 'Green technologies' (Number 16 - February 2013 - 48 pages)

The series 'Les dossiers d’Agropolis International' is a deliverable of Agropolis International, produced within the scope of its mission to promote expertise of the scientific community. English and Spanish Versions will be published shortly.

Published on: 05-04-2013


Conference 'Health Connect 2013', may 7-8, 2013 (Stuttgart, Germany).

They are joined by public health policy-makers on national, regional and local level as well as by Members of the European Parliament, including top experts and practitioners in innovation, social sciences and communication. Their common topic: Better lifestyle and improved health management at work, in school and families

Published on: 28-03-2013


Call for abstracts International conference "5th AESOP Conference on Sustainable Food Planning" Innovations in urban food systems,October 28-29, 2013, Montpellier - Dead line : June 30, 2013

The 5th AESOP Conference on Sustainable Food Planning will be held in Montpellier, France, on October 28-29, 2013. This conference will focus on Innovations in urban food systems, with specific sessions on flows, land and governance.

Published on: 23-03-2013


Embrapa’s President Director General (Brazil) will make a visit to France

On the occasion of the arrival of the new coordinator of Labex-Europe in Montpellier, President Director General of Embrapa (Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária, Brazil) Mauricio A. Lopes, will come to France from 11th to 13th March, 2013. A series of meetings are scheduled, first in Paris and then in Montpellier with different institutions (Cirad, Inra, Montpellier SupAgro, Agreenium, IRD, CNRS, Irstea, UM2, CGIAR Consortium, Ministry of agriculture-DGER, Agropolis International) leading to the signing or renewing of several cooperation agreements.

Published on: 19-03-2013


A new coordinator for Brazilian "Labex Europe" of Embrapa (Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária). Claudio REIS DE CARVALHO succeeds Pedro BRAGA ARCURI as the new coordinator of Labex Europe" (Embrapa's external laboratory) in March 2013.

His office will be located at Agropolis International, the Headquarters of LABEX-Europe since 2002.

Published on: 11-03-2013


14th March 2013, 10h30-12h, Agropolis International, Montpellier Cirad and Agropolis International co-organise a public conference on International Strategy, Horizon 2020 with John Claxton, Deputy Head of unit Policy coordination

Cirad and Agropolis International co-organise this public conference

Published on: 11-03-2013


Bernard Hubert re-elected to the presidency of Agropolis International

Bernard Hubert was unanimously re-elected by the Association Board of Trustees, on 14th February, 2013 (Montpellier).

Published on: 01-03-2013


February, 21 & 22, 2013 - SESAME: Seminar on Water and Food Security in the Mediterranean, Agropolis International, Montpellier (France)

This seminary is organized within the framework of '2013, International Year of Water Cooperation'. It will gather, upon invitation only, an assembly of 150 experts and decision-makers from all over the Mediterranean rim. A policy brief will be published as an output of this seminar. In addition, plenary speakers and organisers will be invited to form a think-tank about the links between water and food security in the Mediterranean.

Published on: 20-02-2013


Meeting of the International Society for History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB), Montpellier, France, July 7-12, 2013.

The International Society for History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB) brings together scholars from diverse disciplines, including the life sciences as well as history, philosophy, and social studies of science. ISHPSSB summer meetings are known for innovative, transdisciplinary sessions, and for fostering informal, co-operative exchanges and on-going collaborations

Published on: 20-02-2013


See the video of Bernard Hubert –President of Agropolis International– introducing Round table organized on the occasion of the book release " Renewing Innovation Systems in Agriculture and Food: How to go towards more sustainability? January, 21st, 2013

Round table organized on the occasion of the book release 'Renewing Innovation Systems in Agriculture and Food: How to go towards more sustainability?' from ISDA 2010 symposium /Innovation and Sustainable Development in Agriculture (June 28th - July 1st, 2010, Montpellier)

Published on: 01-02-2013


See the video of Harriet Friedmann (University of Toronto): comments on the book "Renewing Innovation Systems in Agriculture and Food" January, 21st, 2013 - Agropolis International, Montpellier

Round table organized on the occasion of the book release ‘Renewing Innovation Systems in Agriculture and Food: How to go towards more sustainability?’ from ISDA 2010 symposium /Innovation and Sustainable Development in Agriculture (June 28th - July 1st, 2010, Montpellier)

Published on: 30-01-2013


31st January, 2014 – 11am to 1pm Agropolis International - Montpellier (France) - Take part in the Symposium organized by the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) - Section Europe ‘Bridging the gap:From global conservation policy to European research’

The International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB) to be held in Montpellier (France) in August 2015 will be jointly organized by the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB), the French Foundation for Research on Biodiversity (FRB) and Agropolis International. To prepare this event, the Executive Board of SCB Europe has decided to meet in Montpellier (France) and to organize a symposium aiming at exchanging viewpoints and concerns about biodiversity conservation issues.

Published on: 30-01-2013


Just out: a new website on CIRAD’s activities in the Mediterranean area is now available : www.mediterranee.cirad.fr

Priority area of scientific investment for Cirad, Mediterranean area has now a dedicated Web site. Discover, on www.mediterranee.cirad.fr, activities in which the establishment leads for the world agronomic research.

Published on: 30-01-2013


See the seminar video of E. Somarriba du CATIE - Agroecology seminar - January 15,2013 : Trading-off cacao yields, carbon stocks and biodiversity in cocoa agroforestry

Global changes have immense impacts on human societies. For instance, the livelihoods of poor rural families and the sustainable management of their natural resources have been shown to be severely impacted by economic globalization and climate change. To tackle these adverse effects in tropical regions, global society and national governments seek to enhance the sustainability of the rural livelihoods, generate wealth and reduce both poverty and the vulnerability of rural economies, increase the resilience and adaptive capacity of households to climate change, and promote the shift to green economies with low carbon emissions and high carbon storage.

Published on: 23-01-2013


Just out: CIRAD's new online photo library

Some 14 000 photos on agronomy in warm regions are now freely accessible on the Internet thanks to Ciradimages, CIRAD's new online photo library

Published on: 21-01-2013


'Valorisation Sud' Consortium: for the emergence of a technology market in the South :The funding agreement for the CVT was signed with the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) on 17 December 2012

The French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), the Institut Pasteur, the Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD) and the four universities in the French overseas regions have joined forces to promote French research in favour of development in the South, in the form of a thematic promotion consortium (CVT): "Valorisation Sud"

Published on: 20-01-2013


Just out : A new web site for the Host-Vector-Parasite Interactions in Infections by Trypanosomatidae

Joint Research Unit (UMR InterTryp - CIRAD, IRD) which develops prevention and control methods against infections by Trypanosomatidae, tailored to the constraints in developing countries.

Published on: 15-01-2013


See the seminar video of Fabrice DeClerck, Bioversity International

Seminar on December 12th, 2012 : Putting biodiversity to work for sustainable agriculture: A multi scalar and multifunctional approach to managing ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes

Published on: 08-01-2013


February 5, 2013 – (10-12 Am) Agropolis International, Montpellier: Agroecological alternatives to fight against dry and salty stress in agriculture: association between quinoa and other plants species in arid conditions of Chile - Didier Bazile (UPR Gree

Several joint agricultural research units in Montpellier from CIRAD, INRA, IRD and SupAgro have initiated a monthy cycle of seminars and debates, in partnership with Agropolis International, around ecological intensification of cropping systems.

Published on: 02-01-2013


February 1, 2013: 2nd international symposium : Water, energy, land and jobs: What resources are needed to feed towns sustainably? - Montpellier SupAgro (France)

This international symposium fits in with the knowledge-sharing objective of the UNESCO Chair. In particular, it is aimed at fostering debate between teachers, researchers, public- and private-sector managers, professional organisations, associations, and civil society as a whole.

Published on: 01-01-2013


Download posters of the French delegation at the Second Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD) which took place from October 29th till November 1st, 2012 in Punta del Este, Uruguay.

The CRAI (French Commission for international agricultural research) coordinated the French participation to this event.

Published on: 09-12-2012


Interview of Pamela Ronald (University of Davis, USA) realized during the November 19th Inaugural Lesson on the theme "Vegetable genetics and the future of food"

Pamela C. Ronald is a Professor at the University of California, Davis, in the Department of Plant Pathology and the Genome Center, and also serves as Director of Grass Genetics at the Joint BioEnergy Institute. She is currently on sabbatical leave at IRD in Montpellier (France).

Published on: 28-11-2012


October 29th, 2012 : Doctors Pamela Ronald and Matty Demont were awarded the Agropolis Fondation's Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize Distinguished Scientist and Young Promising Scientist during GCARD2 Ceremony, in Punta del Este, Uruguay

Doctors Pamela Ronald and Matty Demont were awarded the Agropolis Fondation's Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize Distinguished Scientist and Young Promising Scientist, respectively in a ceremony held during the 2nd Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD2) on 29 October in Punta del Este, Uruguay. The two winners each received 20000 euros and a certificate. This year's Prize is also supported by the Languedoc Roussillon Region.

Published on: 27-11-2012


The Labex-Europe program of EMBRAPA (Brazil) celebrated its 10 years of presence in Montpellier (October 2012)

Since 2002, Agropolis International is hosting Embrapa Labex Europe and plays the role of a portal of access and facilitator for Embrapa and its local partners. The LABEX Europe aims to post Senior scientists in cutting-edge teams located in France and Europe where they work on the issues they have selected.

Published on: 23-11-2012


See videos realized during the Firstnd production systems - Montpellier - August 2012, 27th-30th

Published on: 20-11-2012


January 15th, 2013 : Scientific animation on Agroecology, 10h - 12h, Agropolis International, Montpellier (France)

Trading-off cacao yields, carbon stocks and biodiversity in cocoa agroforestry / E. Somarriba du CATIE, O. Deheuvels, R. Cerda

Published on: 10-11-2012


Within the project framework, two colleagues of the ENSA administration (Mrs Eski and Saadoune) are doing a one-month internship at Montpelier SupAgro, since the beginning of November 2012

Published on: 10-11-2012


Reform of the Common Agricultural Policy to improve the environment - A Statement from the 12th Congress of the European Society for Agronomy

At the University of Helsinki, leading crop scientists attending the 12th Congress of the European Society for Agronomy confirmed that agronomic measures such as support for greater crop diversity can be used in CAP reform to improve the environmental performance of cropping systems

Published on: 31-10-2012


Call for papers for the 11th International Water Association Conference on instrumentation control and automation (ICA 2013), 18-20 September 2013, Narbonne,France. Deadline : 20th of December 2012

Published on: 30-10-2012


Call for abstract for the First International Conference on Global Food Security - 29 September - 2 October 2013, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands. Deadline: 10 May 2013

The First International Conference on Global Food Security aims to deliver state-of-the-art analysis, inspiring visions and innovative research methods arising from interdisciplinary research.

Published on: 26-10-2012


The 2nd "Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development" (GCARD) took place on 29th October-1st November in Punta del Este (Uruguay)

The CRAI (French Commission for international agricultural research) coordinated the French participation to the Second Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development

Published on: 18-10-2012


Thematic school " membrane transport in plant ", in the Master's degree framework " Functional Biology of Plants / biotechnologies of tropical Plants ", on November 26-30th, 2012, Institute for Integrative Plant Biology (IBIP)

FREE - Registration required
Campus de la Gaillarde, Montpellier

Published on: 15-10-2012


Over one hundred international researchers have registered in the French courses set up by LR Euraxess Centre, from October to December, 2012.

Published on: 14-10-2012


Colloquium «Circulations and appropriations of standards and models of local action", organized by the UMR ART-Dev, 20 - 23 March, 2013, Agropolis International, Montpellier

Published on: 12-10-2012


INTA (Argentina) settles down in Montpellier to develop scientific cooperations in Europe

The LABINTEX programme of INTA in France is a strategic action because it allows Argentina to be positioned on cutting-edge research by cooperating with European partners

Published on: 10-10-2012


See in the series Les dossiers d’Agropolis International - Special partnership: From Brazil to Europe: 10 years of the Labex Program, model of laboratory without walls of Embrapa (Number 15 - October, 2012 - 48 pages)

The series "Les dossiers d’Agropolis International" is a deliverable of Agropolis International, produced within the scope of its mission to promote expertise of the scientific community.

Published on: 08-10-2012


Daniel Horacio REARTE, has taken his functions as the first coordinator of the Labintex/External Laboratory of INTA which has been set up along the lines of the Brazilian Embrapa-Laboratory at Agropolis International

INTA : Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria, Argentina

Published on: 04-10-2012


November 15th, 2012 - First workshop, to gather stakeholders of the food-health issue at national level, Paris

Agropolis International participates in the European project INPROFOOD (2011-2013): "Towards inclusive research programming for sustainable food innovations".

Published on: 01-10-2012


15th & 16th November 2012, Rencontres Qualiméditerranée 2012 - Scientific and business meeting - "Plant nutrition : innovating for a competitive and sustainable agriculture", Montpellier, France

The purpose of the « Qualiméditerranée’s meetings 2012 » is to create an opportunity for exchange and bring together industry, research laboratories and technical centers, to encourage partnerships and innovative and collaborative projects: put forward your skills while creating national, European, Mediterranean and international synergies.

Published on: 01-10-2012


Official launching of LABINTEX programme of INTA (Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria – Argentina) took place on November 29th and 30th 2012 at Agropolis International - Montpellier (France)

Published on: 27-09-2012


October 8th, 2013 : Which mathematical formalizations of resilience and what for ? Warm up workshop organized in Montpellier in the framework of 2014 Resilience Conference

It is part of a workshop series in preparation for the 2014 Resilience Conference to be held in Montpellier, France. This specific workshop focuses on the different trends of research on mathematical formalizations of resilience and on their practical use.

Published on: 26-09-2012


16th October, 2012 - At Maison des Syndicats (room Fernand Pelloutier), Place Zeus - 6.30 pm to 8 pm Conference for the general public on (free) link"Amazonia, the cradle of sustainable agriculture", by Doyle Mc Key (Cnrs researcher)

10th anniversary of Brazilian "Labex Europe" (Embrapa's external laboratory) at Agropolis International (2002-2012)

Published on: 20-09-2012


Interview with PedroArcuri, coordinator of Labex Europe since 2009 'LabEx Europe—an External Laboratory of Embrapa—has been hosted by Agropolis International for 10 years'

The Agropolis International Newsletter interviewed Pedro Arcuri, Coordinator of LabEx Europe since 2009.

Published on: 20-09-2012


17th October, 2012 : Sciencific event of the Biological Society of Montpellier

"France-Brazil 2012: scientific research dedicated to agronomy, biodiversity and health" organized by the Biological Society of Montpellier, Embrapa’s Labex Europe and Agropolis International

Published on: 20-09-2012


Agropolis International supported the 12th ESA Congress (European Society of Agronomy) -August 20-24, 2012. Helsinki, Finland

As an outcome of ESA12, a Statement on the Reform of the Common Agricultural Policy to improve the environment has been issued and publicised in EU policy circles

Published on: 20-09-2012


Montpellier is hosting the 18th European Society for Vector Ecology (E-SOVE) Conference from 8 to 11 October 2012, on the topic of "From biology to integrated control in a changing world"

Montpellier network on Vectors and Emerging Diseases (VME), is pleased to invite you to participate in the 18th E-SOVE Conference Montpellier 2012, organised in the “Palais des Congrès” of the Corum, Montpellier, France, from 8th to 11th October 2012. Approximatly 300 participants are expected, mainly from Europe but also from America, Africa and Middle East.

Published on: 09-09-2012


Just out : 2nd edition 2012 "Agronomy - Crops and cropping systems" Les dossiers d'Agropolis International

The information presented in this Dossier was valid on 30/05/2010. The date related to the research units have been updated on 07/12

Published on: 03-09-2012


Call for abstracts and sessions : Resilience 2014 (may 4-8, 2013)
The deadline for session as well as abstract submission is September 8, 2013.

The deadline for session as well as abstract submission is September 8, 2013.

Published on: 02-09-2012


Call for papers for the 6th International Water Association Conference on sustainable viticulture (Winery 2013), 26-30 May 2013, Narbonne,France

Deadline: October 31th 2012

Published on: 16-08-2012


A new website for École des Mines (French engineering school) of Alès, an Agropolis International member institution

Discover this portal of information with an entrance for each type of public using Web 2.0 resources

Published on: 12-08-2012


November 20th, 2012 : Workshop by Hightech Europe, side-event of the Effost Conference – Montpellier, France

The workshop will take up the aspects of knowledge and technology transfer in the food domain, and will debate about the most efficient ways to match research results with industrial requirements in a changing European context.

Published on: 12-08-2012


The 2013 "Agropolis Fondation - Cariplo" Joint Call for Proposals (CfP) is now open. The current CfP shall cover all cereals other than rice. Deadline for the submission of proposals : 13 September 2013

Referred to as Ceres Initiative, this second Joint Call for Proposals (CfP) is being made within the framework of the Partnership Agreement between Agropolis Fondation and Fondazione Cariplo.

Published on: 01-08-2012


Call for paper for the 11th International Conference ICA 2013 (Instrumentation, Control and Automation) organized by Environmental biotechnology laboratory (LBE) of Inra, under IWA aegis (International Water Association) - September 18-20th, 2013, Narbonn

Closing date: December 20th, 2012

Published on: 01-08-2012


See the new video about Refuge (The RicE FUnctional GEnomics platform), an international platform funded by Agropolis Fondation and set up by the AGAP and DIADE research units

REFUGE (The RicE FUnctional GEnomics platform), an international hosting platform using rice as a model system to elucidate gene function through functional genomics strategies, opens to the international plant science community.

Published on: 19-07-2012


Call for papers for ESEE 2013, the 10th International conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics, which will be held in June 18-21, 2013, Lille, France

ESEE 2013 is organized by the European Society for Ecological Economics in collaboration with CLERSE (Université Lille1 - CNRS, France) and REGARDS (Université de Reims Champagne - Ardenne, France).

Published on: 18-07-2012


The banana genome has been sequenced

Two French research organizations, CIRAD and CEA-Genoscope, with funding from the National Research Agency (ANR), have just finished, in two years, sequencing the species Musa acuminata which is a component in every edible variety (dessert and cooking bananas).

Published on: 17-07-2012


The Production and Conservation in Partnership Research Platform (RP-PCP), which associates two universities in Zimbabwe, CIRAD and the CNRS, now has its own website

The site provides a wealth of information on the activities of this research platform in partnership .
The Research Platform « Production and Conservation in Partnership » (RP-PCP) was formally established in 2007 and renewed in 2010 after an external evaluation conducted by an external experts' panel.

Published on: 17-07-2012


CIRAD, a member of Agropolis International, has inaugurated, its new Biomass & Energy Platform, in June 2012, in Montpellier, France

Michel Salas, CIRAD Regional Director for Languedoc-Roussillon, inaugurated the new Biomass & Energy Platform in Montpellier on Monday 25 June 2012, in the presence of Jacques Moret, Regional Commissioner for Research and Technology, and the whole of the scientific community concerned.

Published on: 16-07-2012


Agropolis International hosts the headquarters of the International Network in rural and agricultural training (FAR)

Founded in 2005 at French initiative, the international network FAR assembles stakeholders involved in vocational training systems aimed at rural development in Southern countries. Its issues are related to professional training of rural population in order to fight against poverty and hunger.

Published on: 10-07-2012


13th Congress of the International Society of Ethnobiology (20-25 May 2012, Montpellier -France-). See the review in french of the congress. Organised by IRD with the support of Agropolis International

Page in french

Published on: 05-07-2012


Remembering Elinor Ostrom (1933-2012). Agropolis International pays tribute to Elinor Ostrom, the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences, who passed away at the age of 78

An Indiana University Distinguished Professor, Elinor Ostrom honored the regional and national scientific community on the occasion of her visit to Montpellier and Paris last year (20th to 24th June 2011)

Published on: 05-07-2012


A new website for the CGIAR

CGIAR is a global partnership that unites organizations engaged in research for a food secure future. The new website is also available in French and Spanish.

Published on: 20-06-2012


1st International Conference "Organic Rice Farming and Production Systems". Aug. 27-30, 2012. Montpellier, France

The main objective of the conference is to stimulate and favour exchanges between researchers, between stakeholders in the rice production chain and between researchers and stakeholders. The conference is organised into an introductory session followed by six theme based sessions. Each session is based on presentations combined with exchanges between scientists, ricegrowers and other stakeholders in the organic rice production and commercialisation chain.

Published on: 17-06-2012


The 2012 Agropolis Fondation "Open Science" Call for Proposals (CfP) is open. The deadline for the submission of Proposals is on 14 September 2012 (noon, French time)

This CfP "Open Science" is aimed at promoting new ways of doing research, by favoring transformative approaches and innovative partnerships. The deadline for submission is September 14, 2012

Published on: 16-06-2012


French agricultural research community participates to the conference Rio+20. June 20-22, 2012. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Link to the video (in French and English) of the round table organized by CIRAD and INRA : Rio+20: agroscience takes up the challenge (with the contribution of Bernard Hubert (INRA, Agropolis International), Patrick Caron (CIRAD),Robert Habib (INRA),Étienne Hainzelin (CIRAD))
As part of the upcoming United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development RIO+20, CIRAD, Agreenium and Agropolis International will contribute to the debate by proposing global orchestration of agricultural research. Within the French delegation, they will be acting on behalf of other research organizations, and will also be involved in preparatory conferences and meetings.

Published on: 15-06-2012


Download the flyer of the Euraxess Services Centre in Languedoc-Roussillon

Download the flyer of the "Euraxess Services Centre in Languedoc-Roussillon", a tool to facilitate the stay of visiting international researchers

Published on: 15-06-2012


Call for papers for CANAL 2013, the International conference "Circulation and adoption of local action standards and models", which will be held in March 20-23, 2013, Agropolis International, Montpellier, France

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 September 2012

Published on: 12-06-2012


Call for participants in the International Federation of Operational Research Societies ICORD Workshop (Theme: Problem Structuring Methods) which will be held in October 12-13, 2012, Djerba Island, Tunisia

Theme: Problem Structuring Methods
Submit your curriculum vitae together with a letter explaining how you feel that the workshop could be useful to your teaching and/or practice no later than July 30, 2012

Published on: 12-06-2012


AGRI-CULTURES: Summer School 2012, from 2nd July to 30th August 2012, in Montpellier, organized by Montpellier SupAgro. Open to non-French-speaking Master and PhD students who wants to perfect their French and discover the French farming community

The Summer School is an intensive two-month programme that offers both French language courses and a discovery of French culture and agriculture. An exclusive experience taking place in July and August, in Montpellier, well-known as a lively university town in South of France, rich for its cultural and historical heritage.

Published on: 12-06-2012


Graduation Ceremony honouring the Executive Masters OpT Dennis Mwanza Class of 2012, International Executive Master in Water Utility Management delivered by AgroParis Tech, Monday 10th September 2012, Agropolis International, Montpellier, France

An AgroParisTech and Mines ParisTech Executive Master’s programme, created within the framework of the “Water for All” Chair (ParisTech and Suez-Environment - Water for All Foundation)

Published on: 12-06-2012


A new President for Montpellier University 2

On May 31, 2012, the Board of Trustees of Montpellier 2 University has elected Michel Robert as his new President.

Published on: 04-06-2012


Save the date: September, 10th, 2013 at Agropolis International, Montpellier : Conferences and debates : New orientations for the agronomic research

Invited by Agropolis International, Sir Gordon Conway, Professor of International Development, Imperial College of London and Chairman of Montpellier Panel (initiated in 2010 with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on the occasion of the first GCARD and composed of 12 experts of international reputation) presents the new report ´Sustainable Intensification: A new paradigm for African Agriculture´ published in May 2013.

Published on: 04-06-2012


Daniel Horacio REARTE, an Agricultural Engineer at INTA will be the first coordinator of the Labintex/External Laboratory of INTA which has been set up along the lines of the Brazilian Embrapa-Laboratory at Agropolis International

He is expected to arrive in Montpellier by the end of September 2012. INTA : Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria, Argentina

Published on: 20-05-2012


The call for submission is open for the mobility program AgreenSkills

AgreenSkills is an open international mobility programme offering young researchers of all nationalities and all disciplinary fields, incoming and outcoming fellowships to develop challenging research projects in the fields of agriculture, food and nutrition, environment, animal health and veterinary public health. 142 fellowships with attractive recruitment conditions will be offered over four years.

Published on: 26-04-2012


A new website for Agreenium

Agreenium is a legal entity bringing together the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (Inra), the French Agricultural Research Center for Development (Cirad), the Paris Institute of Technology for Life, Food, and Environmental Sciences (AgroParisTech), the Institute for Higher Education in Agricultural, Agrifood, Horticultural and Landscape Sciences (Agrocampus Ouest), the International Centre for Higher Education in Agricultural Sciences (Montpellier SupAgro), and the National Veterinary School of Toulouse (ENVT) which has been replaced by the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse (INPT).

Published on: 26-04-2012


Just out: Eportal Agronomy Research Expertise in Montpellier and Languedoc-Roussillon - Agronomy: crops and cropping systems

Electronic portal on the research on crops and cropping systems, a key area of excellence of the Agropolis International scientific community.

Published on: 26-04-2012


Agropolis International is associate partner in the Averroes programme (European programme Erasmus Mundus) piloted by Montpellier University 2.

The Averroès programme is a programme of University scholarships organised by 20 prestigious universities between Europe (Belgium, Spain, France and Italy) and the Maghreb countries (Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia) and more than 40 partners from both sides of the Mediterranean basin: associating universities and local, national and international socio-economic partners. Its objectives are to offer the best possible chances of success to the most brilliant students, academics and university personnel as well as to promote university and scientific excellence on both sides of the Mediterranean basin.

Published on: 19-04-2012


A new website for the Institute of Evolutionary Sciences (ISEM)

The researches at ISEM focuses on the patterns and mechanisms of evolution in the living world. It aims to better understand the processes involved in the origins and dynamics of biodiversity.

Published on: 17-04-2012


"Dr Robert J. Carsky Award 2012" goes to Dr. Marie-Noelle Ndjiondjop, a Molecular Biologist and a graduate of the University of Montpellier 2

Dr. Marie-Noelle Ndjiondjop, a Cameroun national, Molecular Biologist and Head of the Biotechnology Unit at AfricaRice, Benin, has received the Dr Robert J. Carsky Award for Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS) due to her very important contributions to rice international science. Dr Robert J. Carsky Award is given by AfricaRice, a CGIAR international research center on rice.

Published on: 06-04-2012


Launching of the Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food. Dead line for nominations : 16 July 2012, 14:00 (french time)

Agropolis Fondation created the Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food which aims to recognize individuals for their exemplary and promising contribution in promoting agricultural innovation through research, development and capacity building in the North, South or in the Mediterranean in order to improve food and agricultural systems sustainability as well as contribute to addressing food security and poverty reduction. Deadline for nominations is July 16,2012.

Published on: 05-04-2012


Agropolis International has signed a partnership agreement with INTA (Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria - Argentina) to set up in Montpellier (France) a LABINTEX/Virtual Laboratories of Inta Abroad, (23rd March, 2012, Buenos Aires)

The aim of this agreement is to formalize the setting up in Montpellier of a LABINTEX/Virtual Laboratories of Inta Abroad, on the Embrapa’s European LABEX model, an original tool for international cooperation which was established at Agropolis International 10 years ago.

Published on: 03-04-2012


The CGIAR Consortium appoints a new Chief Executive Officer

The CGIAR Consortium announces the appointment of Dr. Frank Rijsberman as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Published on: 27-03-2012


Agropolis International at the 6th World Water Forum. March 12-17, 2012. Marseille, France

Upon invitation of the association VERSeau Développement, member of Agropolis International, and the World Water Council, Agropolis International has participated to the 6th World Water Forum, held in Marseille from March 12 to 17, 2012. On this occasion, Agropolis International has presented on March 14, at the World Water Council's booth, its special issue n° 14 of the "Dossier d'Agropolis International" on “Water resources: preservation and management” (also published in French and Spanish).

Published on: 23-03-2012


Visit of a delegation of IICA - Procisur "El Programa Cooperativo para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Agroalimentario y Agroindustrial del Cono Sur". Feb 6-9, 2012. Agropolis International, Montpellier, France

The PROCISUR program associates several agricultural centers: INTA (Argentina), INIAF (Bolivia),EMBRAPA (Brazil),INIA (Chile),DIA (Paraguay),INIA (Uruguay). In the context of the Cooperation Agreement signed in December 2010 between Agropolis International and PROCISUR, a PROCISUR delegation came to Montpellier in order to study scientific collaborations on water resources, prospective studies, innovation in agro-industry.

Published on: 29-02-2012


INRA at the 48th Paris International Agricultural Show. Feb. 25 - March 4, 2012. Paris, France

INRA's stand will present activities concerning its research on water, a vital resource. It will also be a venue for professional meetings and detailed information will be available on job offers and recruitment at INRA.

Published on: 20-02-2012


CIRAD at the 48th Paris International Agricultural Show. Feb. 25 - March 4, 2012. Paris, France

CIRAD will be at the 48th Paris International Agricultural Show with a stand on "Animal production, at the heart of global issues". On the stand, CIRAD will have an exhibit on "Animal production for development", including a zebu, two aquariums, tsetse flies, ticks and other animal disease vectors. It will offer also a tasting station with various animal products (dried bushmeat, smoked tilapia, camel's milk, buffalo milk cheese, etc). Coffee-talks, mini-conference-debates for the general public will be organized every morning and live broadcasted on CIRAD website

Published on: 20-02-2012


A new website for the European Research Group SYAL

The SYAL ERG (European Research Group) was created in January 2008 after the decision adopted during the SYAL Workshop in Collecchio-Italy (12-14 November, 2007 – Parma Declaration) to promote research on LOCALISED AGRIFOOD SYSTEMS at the European level.

Published on: 20-02-2012


Just out in the series Les dossiers d’Agropolis International "ECOTECHNOLOGIES" (Number 16 - December 2012 - 48 pages)

The series 'Les dossiers d’Agropolis International' is a deliverable of Agropolis International, produced within the scope of its mission to promote expertise of the scientific community. English and Spanish Versions will be published shortly.

Published on: 31-01-2012


Recruitment of Master and Doctoral Candidates in Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development, Tongji University, PR China

In 2012, IESD will keep running the following programs: Master and doctoral programs in Environmental Management and Sustainable Development, International Master’s Program in Environmental Engineering,in Environmental Laws, in International Politics and Environmental Governance, in Green Environment and Energy Economics. To promote and encourage excellence in higher education in developing countries, Tongji University will provide limited scholarships (deadline for application is mid-March)

Published on: 26-01-2012


A new website for the research unit Recycling and Risk

The overall objective of the research conducted within the unit is to provide solutions to recycle organic materials and waste (manure, biosolids from the treatment of wastewater, effluents of agro-industry, green waste and household waste) by agricultural practices within controlled agro-environmental risks.

Published on: 24-01-2012


A Spanish website for Agropolis International

Made by the Agropolis International web team, this light Spanish version offers 15 pages. Projects including Hispanic partners are highlighted and news of possible interest for Hispanic net surfers are translated.

Published on: 24-01-2012


A new Master’s programme on Water

This Master’s programme on Water pools six Montpellier institutions that are involved in water research: UM1, UM2, UM3, Montpellier SupAgro, AgroParisTech- ENGREF and CIHEAM-IAM.M.

Published on: 29-12-2011


Agropolis International is member of the Bioenergiesud network

BIOENERGIESUD is a network that promotes innovation in the field of bioenergy. It brings together more than 100 structures, high-tech companies of all size, well-known research laboratories and innovation clusters of the Languedoc-Roussillon Region.

Published on: 06-12-2011


The 2011 «Agropolis Fondation - Capes» Joint Call for Proposals (CfP) is open.

This call is launched within the framework of the Partnership Agreement between Agropolis Fondation and the Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES) signed on 01 July 2010. Deadline for submission: 10 February 2012.

Published on: 02-12-2011


Cemagref becomes Irstea, the National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture

Since November 2011, the Cemagref becomes IRSTEA (Institut national de recherche en sciences et technologies pour l'environnement et l'agriculture). Users can discover a new version of the website where content and presentation have been reviewed and improved.

Published on: 02-12-2011


December 2012,10th and 11th: Spanish, Portuguese and French partners of the Red-Itaa project meet in Montpellier

Agropolis International participates together with the regional federation of agricultural cooperation (Coop de France Languedoc-Roussillon) to the European project RED-ITAA (European Network of Innovation and Technology in the Agricultural and Food Sectors).

Published on: 25-11-2011


Visit of a delegation of agrofood companies from Valparaiso, Chile. Nov.28, 2011

In the context of the “Project Management Program-Gore Valparaiso” with the Regional Government of Valparaiso managed by the International Cooperation Agency of Chile, AGCI y supported by the European Union, a delegation of 12 business managers from the agrofood sector came to Agropolis International on Nov.28, 2011.

Published on: 23-11-2011


Cooperation project with the National Advanced School of Agronomy (ENSA) of Algiers

Agropolis International scientific community participates to the reform process of the National Advanced School of Agronomy of Algiers (Algeria). In this context, a delegation of 8 professors-researchers from ENSA came to Montpellier from dec. 6 to 9, 2011.

Published on: 23-11-2011


The City of Montpellier, has been chosen as France’s “Biodiversity Capital” for 2011

The City of Montpellier has been chosen as France’s “Biodiversity Capital” for 2011 in a competition offering rewards for local authorities committed to preserving biodiversity. The competition is held under the auspices of the French environment ministry and is supported by numerous partner associations (LPO, OPIE, ONF, UNAF, WWF) and networks. Read the article in Agropolis International newsletter # 11, October 2011.

Published on: 03-11-2011


Creation of a new expertise cluster aimed at controlling infectious diseases: National Centre of Expertise for Vectors (CNEV)

The CNEV has been established for an initial five-year period, under the authority of the Ministries of Health and of Agriculture, in liaison with the Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l'alimentation, de l'environnement et du travail (ANSES). It is a multidisciplinary structure, and has been set the task, with a view to providing decision support, of rapidly and efficiently mobilizing the available French expertise and skills in terms of medical and veterinary entomology, vector control, and the human and social sciences applied to public health. The CNEV associates a large number of French research organizations and operational surveillance and control structures involved in disease vector control.

Published on: 28-10-2011


Download the flyer "French International Agricultural Research System" - February 2012

This document, prepared by the French Commission for International Agricultural Research (CRAI) aims to present the French agricultural and research and training system and the tools implemented to benefit the global agricultural research system.

Published on: 28-10-2011


French courses organized by Euraxess services. Next session from January to April 2012.

French courses are offered to: PhD students, post-docs, researchers and professors registered as «Guest-researchers» who stay over 3 months in Montpellier.

Published on: 28-10-2011


Inauguration of the LabEx AGRO "Agronomy and Sustainable Development", coordinated by Agropolis Fondation. October 20, 2011. Montpellier, France

The LabEx "Agronomy and Sustainable Development", coordinated by Agropolis Fondation, is one of the 7 "Laboratoires d'excellence" selected in the Languedoc-Roussillon region. It aims to make Montpellier "the place to go" in the field of research in plants of agronomic interest given the capacity of the Montpellier scientific community to generate high-level scientific knowledge and use such knowledge to meet critical challenges related to plant adaptation to climate change, increasing demand for plants and plant by-products for food and non-food uses, as well as the prevention and management of risks.

Published on: 18-10-2011


HighTech Europe partners will participate in the International Food Exhibition (IPA/SIAL), on October 21st to 25th, 2012 in Paris; they will present an online tool to support innovation process which has been developed in the framework of the project.

A leading event for all those involved in the food industry, this food exhibition will take place in Paris, from 21st to 25th October 2012. , it is an essential event, which focuses on the major challenges faced by the global food industry.

Published on: 17-10-2011


Visit of a delegation of the Presidents of 7 Brazilian foundations. October 27, 2011. Montpellier, France

The French Embassy in Brazil organises, in partnership with the CONFAP (Conselho Nacional das Fundações Estaduais de Amparo à Pesquisa) a mission in France for 7 Brazilian foundations from October 23 to 29, 2011. In this context, Cemagref and Agropolis International will welcome this delegation on October 27.

Published on: 14-10-2011


In the context of the G20 conference held in Montpellier, the CGIAR Consortium has signed with the French government the agreement establishing its statute of International Organization

In the context of the G20 conference held in Montpellier on September 12-13, 2011, the French Minister of Cooperation has signed, together with the Hungarian Ambassador in Paris, the Agreement establishing the Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers as an International Organization. The CGIAR consortium has also signed a declaration of intent with the research institutions involved in the French Commission for international agricultural research (CIRAD, INRA, IRD, Cemagref, Agreenium) which aims to ensure more effective coordination of the efforts made by the different organizations concerned in terms of research and partnerships.

Published on: 28-09-2011


October, 21th: Warm up workshop “Resilience of Social and Ecological Systems and Territorial Approaches” at University Montpellier 3

It is part of a workshop series in preparation of the 2014 Resilience Conference to be held in Montpellier, France.

Published on: 22-09-2011


Higher education and research institutions of the Languedoc-Roussillon region have bid for the public tender IDEX

IDEX, Initiative d'Excellence, is a public tender to create in France 5 to 10 pluridisciplinar campuses of excellence. The goal of the Languedoc-Roussillon proposal(Idex Sud de France) is to create synergy within the region’s remarkable base of institutes of higher education as well as an unprecedented merger of national research bodies that seeks the emergence of a great internationally visible Research University.

Published on: 21-09-2011


Agropolis Fondation and Fondazione Cariplo sign Partnership Agreement

The Agreement heralds the start of international collaboration in the field of agriculture and food between the two European foundations. The first joint action focuses on rice research.

Published on: 20-09-2011


Visit of a delegation from the Ministry of Agriculture of Turkmenistan - Sep. 16, 2011 - Agropolis International, Montpellier, France

In the context of a European project supporting the sustainable development of the agricultural and rural sector, a delegation of the Ministry of Agriculture of Turkmenistan is visiting Agropolis International scientific community and local authorities in charge of agriculure.

Published on: 02-09-2011


Agropolis International joins the Consortium of Scientific Partners of the Convention on Biological Diversity

The purpose of this consortium is to leverage the expertise and experience of these institutions in order to implement education and training activities to support developing countries that are building scientific, technical and policy skills in the area of biodiversity.

Published on: 26-07-2011


Medina project 'Promotion of sustainable food systems in the Mediterranean' (2013-2017)

Funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR), in the framework of the TRANSMED program (Transdisciplinary studies on the future of the Mediterranean). Agropolis International brings support for the project coordi-nation and to the spread and sharing of the results to various stakeholders.

Published on: 26-07-2011


The "Grand Narbonne" has joined Agropolis International members

The Grand Narbonne, Narbonne urban community, and Agropolis International have signed a partnership agreement on July 6, 2011. This partnership aims to promote the "Parc Méditerranéen de l’Innovation" cluster on environmental and renewable technologies, agriculture and wine growing.

Published on: 20-07-2011


Agropolis International celebrates its 25th anniversary (1986-2011)

Over the past 25 years, Agropolis International has gained a recognized broad experience and know-how in terms of promotion of competences, interinstitutional go-between and coordination, collective project management or partnership building.

Published on: 20-07-2011


The CG34 and the Coquimbo region (Chile) renew their cooperation

On June 2011, the cooperation agreement between the Coquimbo region and the Hérault Général Council has been renewed and signed by André Vézinhet, President of the Hérault Général Council (CG34), and Sergio Gahona Salazar, Intendant of the Coquimbo region.

Published on: 05-07-2011


ARIMNet joint call for transnational research proposals (Agricultural Research In the Mediterranean Network)

The ARIMNet Project (Agricultural Research In the Mediterranean Network), funded by the European Union, aims at coordinating National Agricultural Research Programmes to strengthen the capacities of its members to address in a coordinated way the major challenges that the Mediterranean agriculture is facing. In this perspective, ARIMNet is lauching a call for joint transnational research, based on funds from 12 participating countries from the northern, eastern and southern part of the Mediterranean Basin. The deadline for submission is September 25, 2011

Published on: 22-06-2011


New 2012-2014 President for the European Society for Agronomy

The European Society for Agronomy (ESA) has elected Pr Andras Nabradi President for 2012-2014. He will be in charge of the XIII Congress in Debrecen (Hungary) in 2014.

Published on: 10-06-2011


Kyoto University Hakubi Project to Foster and Support Young Researchers

Kyoto University has launched the 3rd call for "Hakubi Project to Foster and Support Young Researchers". Deadline for application is May 26. In the "Hakubi Project to Foster and Support Young Researchers", the university will appoint promising young researchers as program-specific faculty members (associate professor/assistant with an annual salary) and support their research activities on Research programs in every range of basic and applied studies in all academic fields, from the humanities, to social and natural sciences.

Published on: 17-05-2011


Paul Luu is Agropolis International's new director

Paul Luu became the new Director of Agropolis International on May 2nd, 2011and replaces the former Director Michel Salas, who was nominated as Regional Director at CIRAD.

Published on: 04-05-2011


Thematic School 'Biophysical principles, molecular mechanisms and prospective applications for crop improvement'. October 03-07, 2011. Montpellier, France

Organised by the joint research unit BPMP (Biochemistry and Plant Molecular Physiology).This event will provide theoretical and hands-on training to young researchers (PhD students and post-docs) interested in plant water relations and more specifically transmembrane water transport. Application are open until June 15, 2011.

Published on: 29-04-2011


See the list of the new 2011 research units of Agropolis International scientific community

Due to the reorganization which took place in early 2011, there are now 80 research units corresponding to Agropolis International issues related to "agriculture-food-biodiversity-environment" 

Published on: 29-04-2011


Montpellier scientific community is gearing up for the International Year of Forests

Throughout the year, in France and overseas, Montpellier scientific community participates to events, organizes international workshops and exhibitions.

Published on: 28-04-2011


Agropolis International/Centre EURAXESS LR organises French courses for researchers (october 2011)

Public: PhD Students, post-docs, researchers and professors hosted in higher education and research institutes of Montpellier area.

Published on: 27-04-2011


Several Montpellier's research units are associated to the new European project EDENext

Several Montpellier's research units are associated to the new European project EDENext (2011-2014 – 7ème PCRDT) "Biology and control of vector-borne infections in Europe". This research project bringing together 46 partners in 22 countries is dedicated to investigating the biological, ecological and epidemiological components of vector-borne disease introduction, emergence and spread, and the creation of new tools to control them.

Published on: 22-04-2011


The five plant clusters Qualiméditerranée, Céréales Vallée, PEIFL, Qualitropic and Végépolys have joined their strengths to expand their international strategy by creating the «Plant InterCluster»

The purpose of this network is to set up a common strategy to facilitate the international development of the clusters and their members (companies, training and research centers), to build strong partnerships with clusters around those sectors: cider, cereals, fruit and vegetables, ornamental horticulture, medicinal plants, mushrooms, seeds and winegrowing.

Published on: 08-04-2011


Bilingual Master 2 in "Comparative politics and public policy" and Professional Master 2 in "Operational Activities for International Cooperation and Development". Montpellier, France

These masters are co-sponsored by the University of Montpelier and the South European Centre for Political Research (CEPEL) a research unit of the French National Center for Scientific Research.

Published on: 09-03-2011


Call for Research Proposals launched by CESAB - French Foundation for Research on Biodiversity (FRB)

This call for proposals is launched by the CESAB (CEnter for Synthesis and Analysis on Biodiversity), run by the French Foundation for Research on Biodiversity (FRB) to promote high level research activities devoted to syntheses of ideas and or data analyses in the field of biodiversity. Deadline for submission is July 1st, 2011.

Published on: 08-03-2011


Results of the Systerra call for proposals - French National Research Agency

Upon 57 proposals received for the Systerra call for proposals (Ecosystems, territories, living resources and agricultures), the French National Research Agency (ANR) has selected 11 projects; Agropolis scientific community is involved in 7 projects. The ANR and the French Inter-Agency on Research for Development (AIRD) are organizing a kick-off meeting with project coordinators at Agropolis International on March 11, 2011. Download the program

Published on: 25-02-2011


Agropolis Fondation and CAPES to support 5 new projects

Five projects involving French, Brazilian and African scientists were selected under the 2010 Agropolis Fondation-CAPES (Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education) Joint Call for Proposals (CfP).

Published on: 21-02-2011


World Veterinary Year 2011

The world’s first veterinary school was founded in Lyon, France, in 1761, shortly followed by the Alfort veterinary school, near Paris, in 1764, both of them at the initiative of French veterinarian Claude BOURGELAT. This means that 2011 will mark the 250th world anniversary of veterinary education and profession.

Published on: 21-02-2011


Heliospir has a new website

This scientific network aims at promoting the NIR spectroscopy and structuring the NIR research network in France and French-speaking countries.

Published on: 15-02-2011


The International Year of Chemistry 2011: several events organized in the Languedoc-Roussillon region

The International Year of Chemistry 2011(IYC 2011) is a worldwide celebration of the achievements of chemistry and its contributions to the well-being of humankind. Under the unifying theme “Chemistry—our life, our future,” IYC 2011 will offer a range of interactive, entertaining, and educational activities for all ages. to increase the public appreciation of chemistry in meeting world needs, to encourage interest in chemistry among young people, and to generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry.

Published on: 01-02-2011


New project: European Network of Innovation and Technology in the Agricultural and Food Sectors (RED-ITAA project)

Agropolis International participates with the regional federation of agricultural cooperation (Fédération régionale de la Coopération Agricole - FRCA-LR) to the European project RED-ITAA (European Network of Innovation and Technology in the Agricultural and Food Sectors ). This project will last 30 months and is coordinated by the Technical University of Madrid. It is funded by the Interreg SUDOE program (cooperation between Southwest European countries); it gathers Spanish and Portuguese partners around a transnational portal of knowledge on: agriculture -rural development and agrofood.

Published on: 28-01-2011


Results of the call for projects "Equipex" of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research: three projects of the regional scientific community selected

The objective of the call for projects "Equipex", funded by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research, is to allocate funds to French laboratories to buy cutting edge scientific equipments to be able to carry on researches at the higher world level.

Published on: 27-01-2011


Launching of the 3rd stage of the Workshop on Mediterranean Foresight analysis (ARP-PARME 2010-2011)/Which researches and partnerships for the Mediterranean?

ANR project (French National Research Agency ) coordinated by Agropolis International

Published on: 21-01-2011


Creation of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)

During a plenary meeting held on December 21, 2010 in New-York, the United Nations 65th General Assembly (UNGA) approved the creation of an Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). The new body will bridge the gulf between the wealth of scientific knowledge on the accelerating declines and degradation of the natural world, with knowledge on effective solutions and decisive government action required to reverse these damaging trends.

Published on: 03-01-2011


Agropolis International will welcome a delegation from Campinas (Brazil) on April 14-15, 2011

This delegation will be welcome by Montpellier Agglomération and Agropolis International. This visit aims to foster cooperation between research and business and to support the innovation process, especially in the field of agrofood and information technologies.

Published on: 01-01-2011


Agri-cultures, Summer course 2011

This course aims to provide students whose native language is not French with high quality French intensive courses and to discover French agriculture, including through an individual internship in a family farm.

Published on: 08-12-2010


Applications for European School on New Institutional Economics. May 15-21, 2011. Cargèse, France

The goal of ESNIE is to make PhDs and Post-doc aware of the recent development in NIE and to train them in using rigorous methods. In addition, they will benefit of intensive networking aimed at stimulating future exchanges and co-operation among participants and to favour the integration of young researchers in the research community. Deadline for applications at the 10th ESNIE session is March 7, 2011.

Published on: 24-11-2010


CIRAD and IRD are partners of the Global Rice Scientific Partnership (GRISP), a CGIAR research program on rice

CIRAD and IRD participate to the Global Rice Scientific Partnership (GRISP), the first CGIAR Research Program (CRP), led by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) along with AfricaRice and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). GRiSP was launched in Hanoi today at the 3rd International Rice Congress.

Published on: 19-11-2010


BiodivERsA Pan-European call for international research proposals on biodiversity and ecosystem services (deadline Feb 17, 2011)

BiodivERsA is a network composed of national organisations funding or managing research programmes on biodiversity across Europe. The objectives of this ERA-Net are to promote the cooperation between funding agencies in the field of biodiversity research and to coordinate research programmes at strategic and management levels to eventually develop and implement joint activities. The call will address the following themes, across all ecosystems and organisms: a) Relationships between biodiversity and ecosystem services; b) Valuation of biodiversity and ecosystem services (monetary and non monetary), and better incorporation of biodiversity and ecosystem services into society and policy.

Published on: 03-11-2010


AFRESH project (Activity and Food for Regional Economies Supporting Health)

Agropolis International represents the regional partners in the European project AFRESH titled "Countering diet related diseases through competitive regional food and physical activities clusters", funded through the FP7 programme "Regions of Knowledge"

Published on: 29-10-2010


MSc programme in Sustainable Tropical Forestry (SUTROFOR)

Next deadline - 1 December 2010 The MSc programme in Sustainable Tropical Forestry (SUTROFOR) is a top-level programme aimedat preparing qualified graduates to deal with contemporary tropical forestry. It providesstudents with direct access to the best tropical forestry teaching in Europe. The programme is offered by a five university consortium from Denmark (University of Copenhagen), France (AgroParisTech Montpellier), Germany (Technical University of Dresden), Italy (University of Padova) and Wales (Bangor University).

Published on: 26-08-2010


LRI /Languedoc-Roussillon Incubation has ten years

The regional incubator aims to promote the creation of start-up companies, issued from researches carried out in public higher education institutions and research centers on high-potential technologies. In ten years, more than 162 projects have been incubated, 123 companies and 700 jobs created.

Published on: 24-08-2010


Agropolis International becomes a member of the IASP - International Association of Science Parks

Agropolis International has just become a new associate member of the International Association of Science Parks (as an organisation closely related to the Science Parks activities). This network gathers 400 members throughout 70 countries (including 20 French organisations) in all fields and allows exchanges between professionals involved in the international science and technology parks.

Published on: 11-08-2010


Agropolis Fondation - CAPES Joint Call for Proposals 2010

Agropolis Fondation launches its 2010 Joint Call for Proposals (CfP) together with CAPES (Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education). This 2010 Joint CfP targets interdisciplinary and integrated approach to plants that address development issues concerning the North and the South.

Published on: 09-06-2010


New website for the international competitiveness cluster on water Pôle EAU

The international competitiveness cluster on water has been approved by the CIADT (Inter-ministerial Committee for Regional Planning and Development) on May 11th, 2010. It is based in Montpellier and focuses on water resources (location, rational management, decontamination, etc…).

Published on: 03-06-2010


IWRA (International Water Resources Association) executive office is now settled in Montpellier

IWRA has strived to improve water management worldwide through dialogue, education, and research for over 35 years. Since its official formation in 1972, the organization has actively promoted the sustainable management of water resources around the globe. After the success of the XIII World Water Congress in Montpellier, IWRA has appointed Association VERSeau Développement to host the IWRA Executive Office from April 2010.

Published on: 04-05-2010


Mr Laurent Bruckler is the new President of Montpellier INRA centre, since May 1st, 2010, he replaces Philippe Vissac

More informations in the press kit

Published on: 04-05-2010


New International Executive Masters in Water Utility Management

AgroParisTech and Mines ParisTech have created within the framework of the “Water for All” Chair (ParisTech and Suez-Environment - Water for All Foundation) a new international executive masters titled "Water for All". The objective is to train leaders and reinforce the skills of executive managers in water and sanitation urban utilities in developing and transitional countries.

Published on: 28-04-2010


Call for participation : Photo Exhibition European food cultures: lives, flavours and horizons.

This call is addressed to professional and amateur photographers. Photos must be related to different aspects of the European food cultures. The exhibition opening will held in Parma (Italy) in occasion of the International EAAE-SYAL Seminar “Spatial Dynamics in Agrifood Systems: implication of sustainability and consumer welfare”, 27-30 October 2010.

Published on: 23-03-2010


6 top agricultural research and educational institutions launch Agreenium

In forming AGREENIUM, the National Consortium for agriculture, food, animal health and the environment, founding members INRA, CIRAD, AgroParisTech, Agrocampus Ouest, Montpellier SupAgro and ENV Toulouse have forged an organisation that is more than capable of facing the global challenges imposed by new requirements in these four fields. Several priority areas have already been singled out:Acting in the Mediterranean ; eighing in on France's approach to international agricultural research ;Establishing an international doctoral college.

Published on: 10-02-2010


Food security in the Mediterranean: launching of SAMAQQ prospective study

Following Agropolis International Scientific and Technical committee’s initiative, a prospective study on Food security in the Mediterranean: qualitative and quantitative aspects - forecast 2030» has been launched to identify priorities for research, higher education and key partnerships on economical as well as cultural aspects. The study will especially focus on the consequences of global change on all the agricultural production systems of the Mediterranean basin.

Published on: 10-02-2010


Workshop on Mediterranean prospective analysis

French National Research Agency has selected Agropolis International to coordinate a foresight workshop, from mid-January 2010, on the theme «Which research and which partnerships for the Mediterranean ?»

Published on: 10-02-2010


EURAXESS Services Centre of Montpellier Languedoc Roussillon organises French courses

French courses (20h) from 25th January to 2nd April 2010 for PhD students, post-docs, researchers and professors hosted in higher education institutions and research centres in Montpellier and local area. 5 levels are available : beginner, elementary, intermediate, average, advanced. Courses take place from 5.30 to 7.30, at Institut Agronomique Méditerranéen, route de Mende, in Montpellier.

Published on: 10-02-2010


Save the date: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, Agropolis International, Montpellier: presentation of the new report 'Sustainable Intensification : A new paradigm for African Agriculture' launched by the Montpellier Panel, chaired by Sir Gordon Conway, Professor of International Development,Imperial College London

Published on: 22-01-2010


Manifestations

12th Congress of the European Society for Agronomy. August 20-24, 2012. Helsinki, Finland

This 12th conference of the European Society for Agronomy takes a number of themes from “agriculture at the extremes”, including tolerance to stresses, pushing the margins of sustainability, and extending models of crop growth to include responses to long days and cool droughts.

Published on: 12-05-2012


7th Plant Biomechanics International Conference. August 20-24, 2012. Clermont-Ferrand, France

Plant biomechanics is an expanding interdisciplinary field, at the interfaces of biology, mechanics, physics and engineering. Over the years, the Plant Biomechanics International Conference has become the central event of the Plant Biomechanics research community, as well as a unique place for interdisciplinary exchanges around the amazing features that Plants have evolved to sense, acclimate and adapt to the mechanical challenges they have been submitted to. This event is organized by INRA, AgroParisTech and Université Blaise Pascal.

Published on: 11-05-2012


International Conference "Natural products and biocontrol 2012". Sep. 19-21, 2012. Perpignan, France

This Congress is organized by the French-speaking group on natural origine organic pesticide, International Biocontrol Manufacturers' Association (IBMA), Université de Perpignan Via Domitia (UPVD) and the pôle de compétitivité Qualiméditerranée.

Published on: 09-05-2012


Conference "BioRubber for Europe in Global Perspective". September 24-25, 2012. Wageningen, The Netherlands

The 2012 congress: BioRubber for Europe in Global Perspective, is organized organized by the EU-PEARLS consortium to mark the end of the FP7 EU-PEARLS research project ‘EU-based Production and Exploitation of Alternative Rubber and Latex Sources. This conference will bring together researchers, industry representatives and policymakers from Europe, North America, Asia and Africa, interested in the development of alternative sources of natural rubber.

Published on: 08-05-2012


18th E-SOVE: European Society for Vector Ecology congress: " "From biology to integrated control in a changing world".. October 8-11, 2012.

Scientific sessions (oral presentations and poster sessions) will deal with: vector status (taxonomy, systematics, phylogeny),vector behaviour(life-history traits, fitness, intra- and inter-species competition, biology of populations, invasive species), vector-pathogen interactions(vector competence, immunity of vector, vector manipulation by parasites, eco-epidemiology of vector borne diseases(spatiotemporal dynamics of the transmission, geomatics, modelling), vector control (biocides, repellents, traps, integrated vector management, personal protection, human and social sciences, SIT, irradiation, Wolbachia, genetic control), impacts of the vector control: ecotoxicity in the food chain, politic and societal perceptions.

Published on: 07-05-2012


Meeting "When Development meets Cell Biology ". October 16-19, 2012. Montpellier, France

The French Societies for Cell Biology (SBCF) and for Developmental Biology (SFBD) organize their 1st joint meeting entitled " When Development meets Cell Biology ".

Published on: 07-05-2012


Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development 2012 (GCARD). Oct. 29 - Nov. 1, 2012. Punta del Este, Uruguay

The GCARD II is organized by the Global Forum on Agricultural Research. The objective of this conference is to take stock of progress and lessons from experiences in developing and strengthening collaborative actions to transform innovation processes towards achieving large scale development impacts, in particular on the livelihoods of resource poor smallholder farmers. The first GCARD took place in Montpellier in March 2010.

Published on: 07-05-2012


2012 IEEE 4th International Symposium on Plant Growth Modeling, Simulation, Visualization and Applications. October 31 - Nov 3, 2012. ShangHai, China

Topics include: - Concepts and Hypotheses in Plant Modeling. - Plant System Modeling. - Plant-Environment Interaction/Feedback Modeling. - Data Acquisition and Application of Plant Models in Agronomy, Forestry, and Horticulture. - Mathematical Plant Modeling and Computational Methods. - Plant and Landscape Visualization. - System Simulation and Implementation.

Published on: 06-05-2012


2012 EFFoST Annual Meeting: A Lunch Box for Tomorrow : An interactive combination of integrated analysis and specialized,knowledge of food - Author Registration Deadline: 1st September 2012 - - Event which will be held in November 20-23, 2012, Montpellier

This event is organized by the European Federation of Food Science & Technology (EFFoST) in partnership with IUFOST (International Union of Food Science and Technology. The conference will focus on connecting the integrated (broad) and the specialized (focused) views on food to promote health, food security and sustainability for all.

Published on: 05-05-2012


3rd International Conference on Conservation Agriculture in Southeast Asia. December 10-15, 2012. Hanoi, Vietnam

Focusing on “Conservation Agriculture and Sustainable Upland Livelihoods”, the objective of the Conference is to share lessons and experiences by assessing opportunities to leverage conservation agriculture in promoting sustainable land use in Southeast Asia The Conference will serve as a forum for researchers, practitioners and policy makers from around the world to share new findings, explore new opportunities, strengthen partnerships and engage with communities of practice.

Published on: 04-05-2012


6th SEST 2012 - 'International Symposium on Seed, Transplant and Stand Establishment of Horticultural Crops: Sowing the Future of Tropical Horticulture'. July 1-5, 2012. Brasilia, Brazil

This event is organized by Embrapa under the umbrella of International Society of Horticultural Science (ISHS).

Published on: 13-03-2012


Agropolis plant modelling seminar: "Development rooted in emergent properties of regulatory network". May 21, 2012. Agropolis International, Montpellier, France

The theme of the next seminar is "Development rooted in emergent properties of regulatory network" presented by Philip N. Benfey (Biology Department and Duke Center for Systems Biology, Duke University and GrassRoots Biotechnology, Durham, NC USA)

Published on: 18-02-2012


13th Congress of the International Society of Ethnobiology. May 21-25, 2012. Montpellier, France

The objective of the congress is to question the history of human-induced changes for a better understanding of the components and dynamics of current global biodiversity. Congress participants would be encouraged to focus on their understanding of past human activities as a means to develop more sustainable patterns of natural resource management in the near future.

Published on: 17-02-2012


Conference "Past and Current Policy Responses to Agricultural Price Variability: Lessons from the US Experience". May 25, 2012. CIRAD, Montpellier

This conference is organized by the research unit MOISA It will be given by Dr. Daniel De La Torre Ugarte, professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Co-Director of the Agricultural Policy Analysis Center, University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture.

Published on: 16-02-2012


8th congress of the French Phytopathological Society. June 5-8, 2012. Paris, France

The 8th congress of the French Phytopathological Society (Société Française de Phytopathologie, SFP) will take place in Paris in 2012 at AgroParisTech (Paris Institute of Technology for Life, Food and Environmental Sciences). The data presented will concern different aspects of plant disease including plant disease control methods. Several topics will be developped: mecanisms of plant-microbe interactions, plant defense, virulence and symbiotic processes, epidemiology of plant disease, plant pathogen detection and disease control.

Published on: 16-02-2012


Conference Web of Life in a changing world 2012. June 5, 2012. Montpellier France

The aim of this conference is to bring together experts on ecological networks to synthesize existing approaches of ecological complexity in the context of global changes.

Published on: 16-02-2012


International Water Exhibition Hydrogaïa. June 06-08, 2012. Montpellier, France

Hydrogaïa is organised by ENJOY Montpellier with support from an Organisation Committee made of water industry professionals and researchers involved in the Global Water Competitiveness Cluster.

Published on: 16-02-2012


International Symposium on Emissions of Gas and Dust from Livestock. June 10-13, 2012. St Malo, France

This event is organized by the French partnership network on Livestock and Environment. It will be an opportunity to present the latest scientific advances from research on gas and dust emissions in animal agriculture and will contribute to providing information that industry and governments need in order to achieve cost-effective gas and dust mitigation outcomes.

Published on: 15-02-2012


Scientific animation on Agroecology: "Agronomy and the challenges of food production". May 3, 2012. Agropolis International, Montpellier, France

In the context of the monthly seminars on "Agroecology - Ecological intensification of cropping systems", Agropolis International and the research unit System have invited John Porter, Professor at the University of Copenhagen Denmark. During this conference, John Porter will present his ideas on agronomy as the ecological science of food production.

Published on: 18-01-2012


Conference "Ecosystem services in agricultural systems". May 9, 2012. Agropolis International, Montpellier, France

Agropolis International, in charge of ESA secretariat, has invited John R. Porter, Professor of Agricultural Systems Ecology at the University of Copenhagen Denmark, Associate Editor-in-Chief EJA and Coordinating Lead Author for IPCC. The lecture will discuss the ways in which agricultural systems may deliver ecosystem services and will examine two complementary ways in which services can be valued.

Published on: 18-01-2012


10th International Conference on Southern Hemisphere Meteorology and Oceanography. April 23-27, 2012. Noumea, New Caledonia

This 10th International Conference on Southern Hemisphere Meteorology and Oceanography is run under the auspices of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), in collaboration with the Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD) and Météo-France. The objective of the 2012 conference, the 10th of the series, is to provide an interdisciplinary forum for presentations of our current state of knowledge, as well as motivating new research and applications within the variety of disciplines related to weather and climate of the ocean and atmosphere.

Published on: 18-01-2012


InterGI 2012 : 7th international training 'Geographical Indications: a way forward for local development'. April 16-27, 2012. Montpellier, France

Following the successful trainings held yearly since 2007, in Switzerland and in France, UMR Innovation and REDD are cooperating again to propose the 7th edition of this international training module. Labeling food and artisan products with Geographical Indications (GIs) contributes to regional development, by facilitating the participation of local entrepreneurs in the regional, national or international markets, with their specific skills and know-how. The course will include theoretical inputs, individual and group works, exchange between participants and field case studies. The course will be held in English.

Published on: 17-01-2012


Plant Biology Seminar: "Unraveling clock-work in the simple eukaryotic unicellular system: Ostreococcus". May 3, 2012. Montpellier, France

This seminar is organized by the Biochemistry and Plant Molecular Physiology (IBIP) research team and will take place in Agropolis International auditorium. It will be presented by Florence Corellou from the Microbial Oceanography Laboratory (LOMIC), Banyuls/Mer, France)

Published on: 17-01-2012


Genetrop seminar: "Mechanisms of the Brassinosteroid receptor activation". April 27, 2012. IRD, Montpellier

This conference will be given by Yvon Jaillais (ENS Lyon, France).

Published on: 15-01-2012


PhD course on International Forestry and Global Issues. April 16-20, 2012. Champenoux, France

"Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique" (INRA), AgroParisTech and the European Forest Institute (EFI), represented by its Central European Regional Office and the Observatory for European Forests (EFICENT-OEF), will conduct their 2nd PhD course on “International Forestry and Global Issues" from April 16th to 20th, 2012 in Champenoux, France. The course will address a wide range of forest issues, topics which rank high on the international and national forest and environmental research and policy agendas.

Published on: 27-11-2011


Séminaires d’Ecologie et Evolution de Montpellier (SEEM): "On the evolutionary origins of the egalitarian syndrome". March 2, 2012. CNRS, Montpellier, France

This conference is presented by Sergey Gavrilets, from the University of Tennessee Knoxville(USA). It is organized in the context of the LABEx CeMEB cycle of seminars on Ecology and Evolution.

Published on: 22-11-2011


Conference "Agroecology: foundations for the design of biodiverse, resilient and productive farming systems". Jan 30, 2012. Agropolis International. Montpellier, France

This conference, organized by the research unit AGIR at INRA Toulouse, will be live broadcasted at Agropolis International from 10 to 12. It will be given by the Pr Miguel Altieri (Berkeley University, USA)

Published on: 28-10-2011


Seminar Ecological Intensification through systems design – concepts and methods. Jan. 31, 2012. CIRAD, Montpellier, France

The paradigm of ecological intensification as proposed by Cassman (1999) and redefined later on by several French scholars (cf. Dore et al., 2011) calls for integrative methods for systems analysis, design and evaluation. The objective of this seminar is to examine the state of the art in terms of concepts and methods for integrated agroecosystem assessment

Published on: 28-10-2011


UNESCO Chair in World Food Systems inaugural conference "Alimentation durable: un bien partagé ?". January 27, 2012. Montpellier, France.

Montpellier SupAgro has created a chair in “World Food Systems” which has been labelled in May 2011 by The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization as part of the international program UNITWIN / UNESCO Chairs. This is in partnership with Agropolis international institutions, stakeholders involved in agricultural and food systems in France and worldwide, along with the support of Agropolis Foundation.

Published on: 26-10-2011


Seminar "Biological invasions and management: useful, harmful, or futile ?". Jan. 13, 2012. Montpellier, France

The CEFE, Centre of Evolutionary and Functional Ecology, organizes a two-day workshop bringing together researchers from Europe, North America, and New Zealand who focus on biological invasions or on social or ethical questions related to them.

Published on: 03-10-2011


2nd French-Chilean Workshop on Bioprocess Modeling. January 16-17, 2012. Pucón, Chile

This workshop is the product of a fruitful cooperation between chilean and french researchers from different areas of engineering, including applied mathematics, biochemical engineering and automatic. This activity gathers research in science, technology and engineering interested in the mathematical modelling, control and optimization of biological processes. The program includes presentations and discussion sessions on water resources, bacterial population growth and competition.

Published on: 29-09-2011


International conference "Water resource issues in the Mediterranean basin". March 7-8, 2012. Agropolis International, Montpellier, France

On the occasion of the 6th World Water Forum (March 12-17 2012, Marseille, France), Agropolis International will hold, in its place, an international conference on March 7 and 8, 2012, on «Water resources issues in the Mediterranean basin», co-organized with the SICMED program, initiative aiming at a better understanding of the Mediterranean anthropo-ecosystems and their evolutions, in partnership with VerSeau Développement.

Published on: 28-09-2011


EIARD Annual General Meeting. December 6-8, 2011. Montpellier, France

Agropolis International is in charge of the organization of the next Annual General Meeting of the European Initiative for Agricultural Research for Development (EIARD), a permanent informal ARD policy coordination platform between the European Commission, Member States of the European Union, Switzerland and Norway (created in 1997).

Published on: 02-09-2011


International renewable energies exhibition Energaïa. Dec. 7-9, 2011. Montpellier, France

Energaïa gathers the biggest national and international players of the renewable energies and green building sectors. All areas of renewable energies will be represented: solar, thermal, photovoltaic, wind energy, wood energy, geothermal, hydraulic… A whole pavilion will be dedicated to “Research & Development”: technologies,applications, systems, innovations, process, license exchanges...

Published on: 02-09-2011


Conference Alg’n’ Chem 2011: "Algae, new resources for Industry?". Nov. 7-10, 2011. Montpellier, France

This international scientific conference aims at promoting public and private research and development for the valuation of algae (macro and micro). It addresses key themes through a multidisciplinary and multisectorial approach, from their culture to various potential opportunities. It is a unique chance for world leaders in this field, as well as chemists and biologists, to exchange ideas.

Published on: 05-08-2011


Kick-off meeting Ecohort project "Designing ecologically innovative horticultural systems". Nov. 8-9, 2011. Agropolis International, Montpellier, France

This project is being conducted by INRA, CIRAD, Agrocampus Ouest and Montpellier SupAgro. The project reflects the thinking that we need to promote sustainable horticulture and, more generally, manage biodiversity, which should be accompanied by intelligent management of plants in order to provide food in sufficient quantity and of sufficient quality for populations in both the northern and southern hemispheres.

Published on: 05-08-2011


IUFRO Eucalyptus meeting: "Joining silvicultural and genetic strategies to minimize Eucalyptus environmental stresses: from research to practice". Nov. 14-18, 2011. Port Seguro, Bahia State, Brazil

This conference is organized by the Iufro working group 2.08.03: "Improvement and Culture of Eucalyptus". Its central goal of this Conference will be to highlight how silviculture and genetic knowledge can be used in a predictive way to guarantee the yield of the plantations, and health of the ecosystems in the long run, with extra challenges due to the future climate and economic uncertainties. Deadline for abstracts submission is June 14, 2011.

Published on: 04-08-2011


Seminars on Food Security in Cuba. Nov 14-16-17, 2011. Agropolis International, Montpellier, France

These seminars are organized by the association Montpellier Cuba Solidarité, with the support of Agropolis International and local authorities.

Published on: 04-08-2011


International seminar “Uso Eficiente de Plaguicidas en Viticultura y Calidad de Agua”. Nov. 15, 2011. La Serena, Chile

This seminar is organized in the context of the decentralised cooperation between the Hérault General Council and the Coquimbo regional government and the 6th World Water Forum to be held in March 2012 at Marseille (France).

Published on: 04-08-2011


Scientific and business meeting: "Agro-food innovation and competitiveness.Which strategy for the mediterranean agro-chains?". Nov. 17-18, 2011. Montpellier, France

This meeting is organized by the competitiveness cluster Qualiméditerranée. It is organized around conferences with guests speakers and experts ; workshops and discussions in order to debate and propose solutions ; matchmaking events to meet potential partners from all over Europe : B2B, B2Labs and B2banks meetings.

Published on: 03-08-2011


International Conference GRIPAVI: "Avian influenza dynamic and management". Nov. 22, 2011. Montpellier, France

Three years after the international conference “Regards croisés sur la Grippe aviaire”, this 2011 meeting aims to present the Gripavi project (2006-2011) results to a wider audience and identify key challenges and perspective to improve avian born diseases understanding and management in tropical countries.

Published on: 03-08-2011


International fair SITEVI 2011. Nov. 29 to Dec. 2nd, 2011. Montpellier France

SITEVI is the standard-setting exhibition for materials, equipment and services in the Wine-Vine & Fruit-Vegetable industries. It gathers 716 exhibitors from 22 countries; a common booth (INRA, Montpellier SupAgro, Cemagref and the French institute of vineyards and wine - IFV) will present the regional scientific offer related to these fields.

Published on: 03-08-2011


3rd African conference on irrigation and drainage: "Food Security and Climate Change: how to improve the contribution of irrigation”. Nov 29- dec. 5, 2011. Bamako, Mali

This conference is organized by the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage and will be coupled with the 3rd African Exhibition of Irrigation and Drainage (SAFID) organized by the African Regional Association of Irrigation and Drainage (ARID).

Published on: 03-08-2011


International conference ECO-TECH & -TOOLS 'Environmental & social assessment of Complex Systems - Biosystems- Water- Land Management'. Nov. 30 - Dec. 02, 2011. Montpellier, France

This meeting is held at the conjunction of research directions of three research networks and consortia endeavouring to develop innovative tools and methodologies for a better monitoring and control of the sustainability of agro-biosystems (including agriculture, forestry, water management, waste management, land management). The research networks which join their efforts to organize this seminar are: PEER (Partnership for European Environmental Research) ; ECOTOOL consortium (Ecotool is an IRSES European project) ; Ecotech-Sudoe consortium (Ecotech-Sudoe is an Interreg IV project).

Published on: 02-08-2011


2011 ISHS-ProMusa symposium: Bananas and Plantains: Toward sustainable global production and improved uses. October 10-14, 2011. Salvador, Brazil

This symposium is organized by ProMusa, the Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (EMBRAPA), the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) and Bioversity’s Plantain and Banana Research and Development Network for Latin America and the Caribbean (MUSALAC). The symposium will be organised around four major themes: crop management, crop diversity and improvement, post-harvest issues (marketing and commercialization), alternative uses. Deadline for abstract submission is April 30, 2011.

Published on: 09-07-2011


9th International Conference on Pests in Agriculture. October 26 -27, 2011. Montpellier, France

The AFPP Pests Conferences are organised every three years and are now recognised as the leading event for all those involved in crop protection : technical managers, researchers, advisors, pesticide company delegates, growers, etc.. The Conference will address the main current issues related to plant protection : locusts, pollinators, beneficials, new pests, resistance, methods of control, integrated pest management, biological control, side effects of pesticides, new active substances, reglementation.

Published on: 08-07-2011


Conference "Scale insects: main or secondary pest". October 25, 2011. Montpellier, France

The AFPP commission "Pests and Beneficials" organizes every three years an international conference on pests in agriculture, and aims to focus in special technical meetings on topical pests. After the conferences "Mites in crops" (2005) and "Biodiversity and climatic changes" (2008), a full-day conference will be held in October 2011 on the scale insects in crops.

Published on: 07-07-2011


Euraqua-PEER Scientific Conference:"Innovative management of plant protection products". October 26-28, 2011. Montpellier, France

This conference is organized at Agropolis International by the European Network of Freshwater Research Organizations in partnership with PEER (Partnership for European Environmental Research. EurAqua aims to influence the formulation and development of European freshwater research programmes and policy development.

Published on: 06-07-2011


7th European Social Simulation Association Conference. September 22-23, 2011. Montpellier, France

The European Social Simulation Association was formed in 2003 in order to promote the development of social simulation research, education and application in Europe. Papers and presentations will focus on a wide range of actual research from very abstract artificial societies to empirical models, from methodological advances to simulation results and their comparison with evidence, from theoretical developments on decisions, networks, collective action, and policies to the lessons of simulations for decision-makers.

Published on: 11-06-2011


XIVth IWRA World Water Congress. September 25-29, 2011. Porto de Galinhas / Recife, PE, Brazil

The World Water Congress will highlight emerging drivers of water resources management including climate change; population growth, urban expansion and demographic changes; economic development; water quality degradation, and ecosystem water requirements including to mantain biodiversity. Each of these will alter the way water is managed; together, they will require fundamentally new priorities for technology and infrastructure, management and policy, allocation and pricing, laws and institutions, and above all a new future outlook for water resources professionals

Published on: 10-06-2011


Seminar "Evolutionary history of transposable elements". Sep. 27-28, 2011. Agropolis International, Montpellier, France

This seminar is organized by the research team DIADE with the support of Agropolis International. Main scientific areas covered are bioinformatics, molecular genetics applied to tropical and Mediterranean plants.

Published on: 10-06-2011


Conference "Les orientations stratégiques du Brésil en matière de recherche, d’enseignement supérieur et de mobilité : un enjeu de coopération". Sep. 7, 2011. Agropolis International, Montpellier, France

This conference is organized by the IHEST (Institut des Hautes Etudes pour la Science et la Technologie) and Agropolis International at the occasion of the visit in France of Mr M. Luiz Davidovich, general secretary of the 4th national conference on science, technology and innovation held in Brazil in May 2011 and professor at the Instituto de Física de la Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

Published on: 23-05-2011


23rd annual conference of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society. June 29th to July 3rd, 2011. Montpellier, France

HBES is an international society that was founded to provide a forum for the dissemination of research on the evolution of human behavior. Its two main activities are the highly-rated journal, Evolution and Human Behavior, and an annual conference. The HBES Annual Meeting regularly attracts a diverse group of researchers, including, anthropologists, economists, legal scholars, psychologists, primatologists, political scientists, biologists, behavioral ecologists, physicians, and humanities scholars.

Published on: 03-04-2011


6th ISMOM (International Symposium on Interactions of Soil Minerals with Organic Components and Microorganisms). Jun 26 -July 1, 2011. Montpellier France

ISMOM (International Symposium on Interactions of Soil Minerals with Organic Components and Microorganisms) is a series of international symposia organised by Commission 2.5 (Soil chemical, physical and biological interfacial reactions) of the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS). The aim of the symposia is to create a forum for exchange and discussion between scientists from different fields of soil science: chemistry, biology, biochemistry, physics, ecology and environmental science.

Published on: 30-03-2011


Seminar "Rice research and policy issues for food security". June 29, 2011. Montpellier, France

This seminar will be held at CIRAD at 2 pm. It is presented by Sushil Pandey, agro-économist at the International Rice Research Institute. As part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of IRRI’s founding, a book titled Rice in the global economy: strategic research and policy issues for food security was published. The presentation will highlight the keys messages contained in various chapters of the book that provides a new vision for the future of rice farming. It includes the 5 major challenges facing the global rice economy: meeting the food security needs of poor consumers in the future; successfully managing structural change in the agricultural economy; enhancing efficiency of input use; reducing the environmental footprint of rice production; and addressing the problems in lagging regions, including Africa.

Published on: 03-03-2011


Seminar "Politiques, programmes et projets de lutte contre la désertification: quelles évaluations ?". June 29-30, 2011. Montpellier, France

This seminar is organized by the French Scientific Committee on Desertification (CSFD) in partnership with the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Montpellier (IAM.M). It comes within the scope of the activities carried out by the CSFD since 2005: assessment of the costs of desertification and the benefits ot the investments made in the fight against desertification, land sustainable management and valorization of natural resources in arid regions.

Published on: 03-03-2011


Open Innovation in Food Processing Workshop by HighTech Europe. May 26, 2011. Athens, Greece

The workshop will discuss the opportunities and possibilities of different open innovation models for research and development in the food processing sector. The workshop will also be the first official meeting of the Associated Membership Platform (AMP) which has been launched by HighTech Europe to involve further stakeholder from industry, associations and science in the first European food processing Network of Excellence.

Published on: 03-02-2011


4th International Workshop of the Plant Virus Ecology Network (PVEN). May 30th - June 1st, 2011. Montpellier, France

This event is organised by CIRAD and IRD. The Plant Virus Ecology Network brings together researchers (virological through ecological) currently working on aspects of plant virus ecology. Througn a series of annual meetings, workshops and mediated discussions, the PVEN evaluates infrastrutural needs, prioritizes a research agenda, and takes steps to expand the emerging community and build long-terme support needed for the field.

Published on: 03-02-2011


MEDPINE4 - 4th International Conference on Mediterranean Pines. June 6-10, 2011. Avignon, France

The general theme of the 4th Conference is: Conservation, Ecology, Restoration and Management of Mediterranean Pines and their Ecosystems: Challenges under global change

Published on: 03-02-2011


Evolutionary Rescue conference. June 7, 2011. Montpellier, France

The aim of this conference is to synthesize recent advances improving our understanding of the role of evolutionary mechanisms in species responses to global change and of how these mechanisms may affect biodiversity patterns.

Published on: 03-02-2011


Fondation 2iE’s Science Week. April 4-8, 2011. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

The Science Week of the Fondation 2iE, International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering, aims at promoting and disseminating findings of research designed for the South but conducted all over the world and particularly at 2iE. The theme of this 6th edition is the analysis and adaptation to climate change in water and environment areas.

Published on: 04-01-2011


CGIAR Fund Council and Funders Forum meetings. April 5-7, 2011. Montpellier, France

The Fund Council, the strategic and financial component of the new CGIAR, will hold its next meeting on April 5-6, 2011 at Agropolis International, Montpellier. It will be immediately followed on April 7 by the 2nd Funders Forum meeting.

Published on: 04-01-2011


Kick Off Meeting of the European project AQUAEXCEL (AQUAculture infrastructures for EXCELLence in European Fish Research). April 5-7, 2011. Montpellier France

AQUAEXCEL (AQUAculture infrastructures for EXCELLence in European Fish Research) is an infrastructure project funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union. With 17 partner institutions in the field of Aquaculture research, the project, coordinated by INRA with a budget of 9.2 M€, aims to integrate, on a European scale, key aquaculture research infrastructures, in order to promote their coordinated use and development. The project will last 4 years, starting from March 1st 2011.

Published on: 04-01-2011


The II Mediterranean Forest Week. April 5-8, 2011. Avignon, France

The Mediterranean Forests Week will bring together relevant stakeholders working on/for Mediterranean forests and forestry: EFIMED, FAO and its Silva Mediterranea Committee, AIFM, PlanBleu, CTFC, ARCMED, MFMN, GTZ, COFOR, USSE. The Ministry of Agriculture of France, the PACA region and INRA will host such initiative aiming at providing a dynamic platform where the scientific community, the policy-makers and key stakeholders meet to network and debate around strategic policy-relevant questions.

Published on: 04-01-2011


Doctoral Meeting of Montpellier (D.M.M.) 4th edition. May 3-5, 2011. Montpellier, France

The Fourth International Doctoral Meeting on economics and management will be held at the University of Montpellier, south of France, on May 3 - 5, 2011. The purpose of the Meeting is to provide an international discussion forum where Ph.D. students and young researchers could stimulate exchange about their ideas and results in a wide range of topics related to Economics, Management and Finance.

Published on: 04-01-2011


Symposium "Transformation of the role of the State and new instruments of public action". May 5-6, 2011. Pretoria, South Africa

This international seminar organized by The Public Policy and Governance Platform (PP&G) with the support of CIRAD and the University of Pretoria which aims to concretely analyze policy transformations by detailing the changes in policy instruments developed within this governance framework. deadline for paper submission is April 20, 2011.

Published on: 04-01-2011


6th DERBI International Conference. May 16-18, 2011. Perpignan, France

The DERBI Competitiveness Cluster – Development of Renewable Energies in Building and Industry – is organising the sixth edition of the DERBI International Conference. Since 2006, the DERBI International Conference has established a large audience: over 4,000participants, some 45 nationalities, over 500 speakers, around 840 business meetings organised and is currently acknowledged by leaders as being THE key meeting place worldwide for professionals in the renewable energies sector.

Published on: 03-01-2011


International Conference on Animal Health Surveillance - ICAHS. May 17-20, 2011. Lyon, France

This first edition of the International Conference on Animal Health Surveillance (ICAHS) is part of the Vet2011 World Veterinary Year. It will bring together stakeholders from around the world who are working in the field of animal health surveillance

Published on: 03-01-2011


Workshop on developing a global rice phenotyping and multienvironment. March 28-30, 2011. Montpellier, France

Three centers of the CGIAR (IRRI, AfricaRice, and CIAT), in partnership with CIRAD and IRD in France and JIRCAS in Japan, have developed a global research agenda for rice that will be implemented within a Global Rice Science Partnership (GRiSP). This workshop seeks to establish a global scientific, technical, and partnership strategy for rice phenotyping and characterization in the context of research on genetic improvement.

Published on: 25-12-2010


International conference: GroundWater 2011. March 14-16, 2011. Orléans, France

This conference is the 24th European Regional Conference of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID). The Conference is open to a wide public of researchers, water basin or managers of irrigation schemes, SME, users’ representatives and stakeholders.

Published on: 04-12-2010


Kick-off meeting of the European project "EcoBioCAP (Eco-efficient Biodegradable Composite Advanced Packaging). March 16, 2011. Montpellier

This project coordinated by the IATE research team, aims to provide the EU food industry with customizable, ecoefficient, biodegradable packaging solutions with direct benefits both for the environment and EU consumers in terms of food quality and safety.

Published on: 04-12-2010


First MISTRALS International workshop: "Mediterraneean Integrated Studies at Regional and Local Scales". March 30-April 01, 2011. Malta

MISTRALS is a decennial program for systematic observations and research dedicated to the understanding of the Mediterranean Basin environmental process under the global change. The underlined ultimate goal of this program is to predict the evolution of habitable conditions in this large ecosystem and to propose policies and adaptative measures.This event will gather 200 invited participants :project leaders, potential project developers, policy makers and stakeholders, totalizing more than 25 nationalities. Agropolis International will participate within the framework of its project ARP PARME.

Published on: 04-12-2010


Workshop "Livestock farming embedded in local development: a functional perspective to alleviate vulnerability of farming communities". April 2-3, 2011. Rosario, Argentina

This workshop is organized by the Livestock farming and local Development (Liflod) Network”, an international initiative aiming to bring together groups from different countries in order to contribute to the debate on the future of livestock farming by focusing on the interactions between livestock farming and local development. It is a side event of the IX International Rangeland Congress (IRC2011).

Published on: 04-12-2010


Paris International Agricultural Show. Feb 19-27, 2011. Paris, France

Paris International Agricultural Show is one of the world’s largest and most important agricultural shows. CIRAD and INRA will be present. Further information on CIRAD and INRA programs.

Published on: 08-11-2010


International conference on crop improvement, ideotyping, and modeling for African cropping systems under climate change (CIMAC). Feb. 7-9, 2011. Stuttgart, Germany

This International Conference on crop improvement, ideotyping and modeling for African cropping systems under climate change is organized by the Department of Plant Production and Agro-ecology of the Tropics and Subtropics, Sub-institution Waterstress Management of the University of Hohenheim.

Published on: 05-11-2010


International meeting on the Global Strategy for the conservation and use of banana and plantain genetic resources. Feb. 28 - March 3, 2011. Montpellier, France

This event is organised by Bioversity International. MusaNet Workshop Objectives: - To critically review the Global Strategy for the Conservation and Use of Banana Genetic Resources, its implementation to date and incentives for participation - To promote a coordinated approach for detailed characterization of Musa genetic resources - To strengthen the component of the strategy related to increasing the use of Musa genetic resources - To agree on the mechanism and its functions to ensure the efficient coordination and implementation of the Global Strategy and stimulate the involvement of partners, i.e. establishment of MusaNet

Published on: 05-11-2010


Workshop «Resilience, Water and Foresight». January 18-19, 2011. Agropolis International, Montpellier, France

The French node of the Resilience Alliance organizes on behalf of the Ministry of Ecology a workshop on Resilience, Water, Aquatic Environment and Foresight. This workshop aims at opening a debate within the French community working on water and aquatic ecosystems about the concepts of resilience of socio-ecosystems and those associated with viability, vulnerability and adaptive management. This workshop is a side event of the AQUA2030 program.

Published on: 07-10-2010


First meeting on the Implementation of the Plan of Action on Sub-National Governments, Cities and Other Local Authorities for Biodiversity 2011-2020. January 17-19, 2011. Montpellier, France

The meeting is being co-organized by the Convention on Biological Diversity and the City of Montpellier at the invitation of the Government of France. Around 40 participants from all over the world will give advises on the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and Plan of Action on Sub-National Governments, Cities and Other Local Authorities on Biodiversity and on the preparation of the second summit on local authorities and biodiversity to be held in conjunction with the high level segment of the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties, in India in October 2012.

Published on: 07-10-2010


International conference: Microbes in Wastewater & Waste Treatment, Bioremediation and Energy Production. January 24-27, 2011. Goa, India

This event is organised by the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS, India) and Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA, France, Laboratory of Environmental Biotechnology /LBE). This conference is being organized within the framework of the IWA’s specialized groups Microbial Ecology and Water Engineering (MEWE) and Assessment and Control of Hazardous Substances in Water (ACHSW). It aims to bring together researchers, scientists and professionals working in the field of microbes and microbial ecology.

Published on: 06-10-2010


Quatrièmes Journées de recherches en sciences sociales INRA SFER CIRAD. December 9-10, 2010. AgroCampus Ouest, Rennes, France

This conference is organized by INRA, SFER and CIRAD. It aims to gather researchers in economical, social and human sciences in the fields of agriculture, fisheries, food, forest, environment and land management.

Published on: 07-09-2010


International Seminar "Geographical indications, socio-economic mobility and bio-cultural diversity: the case of Turkey and other Mediterranean countries". Dec. 16-19, 2010. Antalya, Turkey

This scientific event is a continuation of the First International Seminar of Antalya organized in April by CIHEAM-IAMM and Akdeniz University on “Local Products, Geographical Indications and Sustainable Development in the Mediterranean Countries”. It is organized by CERMC-Akdeniz University, CIHEAM-IAMM and Turkish Patent Institute, and involves the representatives of academia, professionals and associative spheres.

Published on: 07-09-2010


Training course ‘Extreme environments and deep-sea ecosystems’. Nov 29-Dec 12, 2010. Banyuls-sur-Mer, France

This course is part of the Chair on "Extreme marine environment, biodiversity and global change" supported by the Total foundation in partnership with the UPMC (Sorbonne Universités). This course participate to the Master ERASMUS Mundus ‘Marine Biodiversity and conservation'.

Published on: 03-09-2010


Conferences on genomic selection. December 1-2, 2010. Montpellier

Jean-Luc Jannink, plant geneticist at the USDA and associate professor at Cornell University, NY, will present two conferences in Montpellier: December 1st at 10.30 at CIRAD auditorium: "Breeding schemes to take advantage of genomic selection." December 2nd at 14.30 at INRA: "Population genetic research for genomic selection."

Published on: 08-08-2010


Conference "Agir en situation d'incertitude - Quelles constructions individuelles et collectives des régimes de protection et d'adaptation en agriculture ?". Nov. 22-24, 2010. Montpellier

What individual and collective methods are required to build agricultural protection and adaptation regimes? A conference organized by CIRAD and INRA, with the support of the ANR, Agropolis International, the University of Paris-Sud and the International Farming Systems Association.

Published on: 10-07-2010


International workshop “Organisations professionnelles et formation des populations rurales”. Nov. 25-27 2010, Bamako (Mali).

This workshop aims at fostering exchanges between the international network for agricultural and rural training(FAR) and agricultural and rural professional organizations in more than 20 African countries

Published on: 10-07-2010


Expert panel report launch and public debate: "How to make European support for agricultural development in Africa more effective?". Nov.30, 2010. Agropolis International

A number of panel discussants from the scientific community, university, civil society, and students will share their views on the analysis of the Expert Panel. The audience will also have the opportunity to debate with the speakers. This event is organized by Agropolis Fondation and Imperial College London in collaboration with Agropolis International.

Published on: 08-07-2010


Conférence: "Date palm genome". November 23, 2010. IRD Montpellier

Joel Malek, from Weil Cornell Medical College (Qatar) will present his research on the data palm genome at the IRD auditorium, Tuesday Nov.23 at 2pm.

Published on: 27-06-2010


Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD)

Montpellier will welcome the first Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD) from March 28 to 31, 2010.

Published on: 11-06-2010


Workshop on Knowledge engineering. November 19, 2010. Agropolis International

Organized buy the FEDAP, the aim of this workshop is to realize a prospective analysis of possible applications of Knowledge Engineering for Food Science, especially in some computer science domains including databases, data mining, expert systems, and decision support systems.

Published on: 29-05-2010


SAPT 2010 conference on "Sustainable animal production in the tropics". Nov. 15-18, 2010. Guadeloupe

Organized by Inra Antilles, the SAPT Conference will hold 3 sessions on the following subjects: 1) adaptation capacities of livestock to a changing environment; 2) local feeds, their value and strategic use, 3) sustainable and integrated livestock farming systems.

Published on: 29-05-2010


European workshop on mesocosm experiments and implications in aquatic ecology research. November 9, 2010. Montpellier

Within the frame of the MESOAQUA European project, the second workshop will be held in Montpellier and Sète with presentations from world-class leading researchers in mesocosms studies followed by group discussions and a visit of the Medimeer infrastructure in Séte as an example of mesocosms facilities available in Europe.

Published on: 08-05-2010


International Conference on Congo Basin Hunter-Gatherers. September 22-24, 2010. Montpellier

The international conference is being held to share and evaluate recent research on Congo Basin hunter-gatherers. It has been almost ten years since international researchers have convened to discuss research and development issues facing Congo Basin hunter-gatherers.

Published on: 07-05-2010


ESC2010: European Seismological Commission - 32nd General Assembly - September 06 -10, 2010 - Montpellier

The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre will organize the ESC 32nd General Assembly on behalf of the European Seismological Commission. The ESC 2010 will focus on the Mediterranean dimension of seismology as well as on the study area at the interface between science and society, a field which includes risk management, sociology, educational initiatives but also the application of Citizen Science in seismology.

Published on: 06-05-2010


AGRO2010 - XI European Society of Agronomy international congress. August 29 - September 3, 2010. Montpellier

Agro2010 is co-organized by Agropolis International, Montpellier Supagro, Cirad and Inra, in partnership with the French Association of Agronomy (AFA). This international event is organized jointly with the XI ESA congress (European Society of Agronomy), whose President is Jacques Wery, Director of the research unit System.

Published on: 05-05-2010


GPS workshop 2010. October 11-13, 2010. Montpellier

The aim of this workshop is to have open and constructive exchanges about the practical use Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) devices in the frame of the of the Common Agriculture Policy (control activities, management of the Land Parcel Identification Systems).

Published on: 05-05-2010


7th SER European Conference on Ecological Restoration - August 23 to 27, 2010 - Avignon

7th SER European Conference on Ecological Restoration: "Ecological Restoration and Sustainable Development - Establishing Links Across Frontiers". This meeting offers an outstanding opportunity for transboundary contacts and exchange of knowledge, experiences and good practices in ecological restoration for scientists and practitioners who work on biodiversity and habitat restoration

Published on: 02-05-2010


IIFET 2010, International Conference: 'The Economics of Fish Resources and Aquatic Ecosystems:Balancing Uses, Balancing Costs'. July 13-16, 2010. Corum, Montpellier

The general theme of the conference will deal with the multi-functionality of fisheries and aquatic ecosystems, with particular emphasis on the developing world. It is promoted by IRD IFREMER, UMR Amure (University Brest/Ifremer), University Montpellier I, University Nantes.

Published on: 29-04-2010


FSD 2010 - 5th International Symposium-Workshop on Frugivores and Seed Dispersal. June 13 - 18, 2010.Corum, Montpellier

The 5th International Symposium-Workshop on Frugivores and Seed Dispersal (1985-2010) in Montpellier will celebrate 40 years of studies on seed dispersal. The main thema is Frugivores and Seed Dispersal: Mechanisms and Consequences of a Key Interaction for Biodiversity. Is is organized by par the Museum national d'Histoire Naturelle (MNHN) with the support of the Institute of Evolution Sciences of Montpellier (ISEM) and the Centre for Evolutionary and Functional Ecology (CEFE).

Published on: 29-04-2010


12th International Conference on Plant Pathogenic Bacteria. June 07-11, 2010. Palais des Congres, St Denis, La Réunion

Organized by the Plant Protection pole and the joint research unit PVBMT, this conference supported by Cirad, Inra, Ird and International Society for Plant Pathology will gather around 300 researchers. Special emphasis will be placed on emerging diseases, especially the amazing development of biotechnology and massive data flux from genomics as contributions to provide new clues to old problems: evolutionary history, genomic rearrangements and speciation.

Published on: 29-04-2010


EDEN International Conference: Emerging Diseases in a changing European eNvironment. May 10 - 12, 2010. Corum, Montpellier

From 2004 to 2010, the EDEN project has operated in 24 countries with 49 partner institutions and 80 scientific teams. This represents more than 200 research years of work on the effects of environmental changes on the emergence of vector-borne diseases in Europe. EDEN is organising an International Conference in Montpellier, 10-12 May 2010, to present its most exciting scientific results to the international community, and to stimulate debates with prominent world scientists in this critical area. To ensure a wider debate the conference is not restricted to contributions from EDEN partners only but is opened to any interested scientist or research team working on similar topics in Europe or at its fringes.

Published on: 29-04-2010


PALMS 2010 - International Symposium on the Biology of the Palm Family. May 5-7, 2010. Corum, Montpellier.

Organized by IRD and Cirad, with the support of the Languedoc-Roussillon Regional Council, Agropolis Fondation, Montpellier Agglomeration and the EUNOPS network, this symposium aims to gather scientists involved in researches on palms biology.

Published on: 29-04-2010


International Workshop 'Cultivating Crisis' - 'Pesticides et Suds : des problématiques pour les sciences sociales' - May 4th. Cirad, Montpellier

This workshop is organized by Cirad, Inra, the joint research units "Innovation" and Ritme.

Published on: 29-04-2010


Science in Montpellier April 1st, 2010

Complementary to GCARD, a special day on April 1st will be dedicated to showcase the activities of the Agropolis scientific community. Do not miss the opportunity to discover the expertise available at the Agropolis scientific community in the main areas of agriculture, food, environment, biodiversity and rural societies which are of global significance.

Published on: 12-03-2010


Workshop "Taking stock of smallholder and community forestry: Where do we go from here?"

Date: March 24-26, 2010 Venue: Agropolis International, Montpellier CIFOR, the French research institute for development (IRD) and the French international research center for agricultural development (CIRAD) are organising an international conference on smallholder and community forest management in Montpellier, France, in March 2010. This workshop, bringing together researchers, policy makers and practitioners, is a forum for sharing and evaluating global patterns in forest resource use and management by smallholders and community groups to outline the current state of knowledge and identify a course for future research.

Published on: 10-03-2010


Information session ‘Gender in research as a mark of excellence’

12th March 2010, Agropolis International, Montpellier. Organised by Agropolis International in partnership with Yellow Window Consultants, this session is funded by the European Commission. Programme in french.

Published on: 09-03-2010


LandMod2010 - 2010 Conference on Integrative Landscape Modeling

The conference will be held at SupAgro, Montpellier, France From February 3rd to 5th, 2010

Published on: 09-02-2010


Vient de paraître

2015 events involving the Agropolis International scientific community

From Agropolis International Newsletter, Issue 16 - November 2014

Published on: 08-12-2014


Focus on : AIDA Research Unit Agro-ecology and Sustainable Intensification of Annual Crops

From Agropolis International Newsletter, Issue 16 - November 2014

Published on: 08-12-2014


Cooperation : The European meta-cluster "Feeding the Planet" pursues its internationalisation strategy

From Agropolis International Newsletter, Issue 16 - November 2014

Published on: 08-12-2014


What's on in Languedoc-Roussillon Region : Inauguration of the CGIAR Consortium headquarters in Montpellier

From Agropolis International Newsletter, Issue 16 - November 2014

Published on: 08-12-2014


What's on in Languedoc-Roussillon Region : International Encounters "Family Farming and Research", Publication "Dossiers d'Agropolis International, n°19 "Family Farming

From Agropolis International Newsletter, Issue 16 - November 2014

Published on: 08-12-2014


Just out: Agropolis International Newsletter, Issue number 13, May 2012

Number 13 - May 2012

Published on: 11-05-2012


Read the 14th thematic directory published by Agropolis International: "Water resources: preservation and management"

The re-edition of this Dossier in early 2012 is an opportunity to demonstrate the dynamism of the regional water scientific community on the occasion of the 6th World Water Forum held in Marseille, France (12-17 March 2012) and of the international water exhibition Hydrogaia. 18 research units are working on water issues in the Languedoc-Roussillon region and Avignon, gathering more than 800 scientists, 10 organizations involved in international cooperation,43 training courses.

Published on: 06-05-2012


Synthesis of the PARME Forward-thinking Workshop "PArtnerships and Research in the MEditerranean"

The French National Research Agency (ANR) has selected Agropolis International to coordinate, from January 2010, a forward-thinking workshop (Atelier de Réflexion Prospective) on the theme ‘Which researches and which partnerships for the Mediterranean?’ This study aimed at identifying research and innovation fields requiring cooperations between Mediterranean countries and defining related operating modes with a forward-thinking view for 2030

Published on: 11-10-2011


Read the final report of the SAMAQQ study "Sécurité alimentaire en Méditerranée à l’horizon 2030 : aspects qualitatifs et quantitatifs" - June 2011

SAMAQQ study, initiated by the Agropolis International scientific committee is a foresight study which aims to give recommendations in terms of training, research and partnership in order to contribute to guarantee the food security in the Mediterranean area by 2030.

Published on: 05-07-2011


Download the proceedings of the symposium Innovation and Sustainable Development in Agriculture and Food. June 28 - July 1, 2010. Corum, Montpellier

This symposium was organized by CIRAD, INRA and Montpellier SupAgro. It has gathered 500 participants, from 65 countries bringing their experiences together, sharing their ideas, discussing new perspectives.

Published on: 11-03-2011


IAALD2010 Congress: electronic proceedings and publication open access

The final papers of IAALD2010 Congress held in Montpellier, 26-29 April 2010 are available on Agricultural Information Worldwide v. 3, no. 2 , (IAALD Journal).
This issue contains papers selected by the XIIIth IAALD conference organizers for publication along with some organizational news. An another special issue will be published. Conference Proceedings are available on IAALD2010 website

Published on: 06-01-2011


Just out: "A land degradation assessment and mapping method. A standard guideline proposal". CSFD dossier thématique. Issue 8. November 2010

This dossier presents a method to determine and map land degradation. The author, Pierre Brabant is Honorary Director of Research at the Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD)

Published on: 03-12-2010


Just Published 12th thematic issue published by Agropolis International: ‘Agronomy: Crops and cropping systems'


Published on: 02-11-2010


Read the article in the Agropolis International Newsletter, Issue number 7, November 2010

N° 7 - November 2010

Published on: 16-09-2010


Just Published 11th thematic issue published by Agropolis International: ‘DURAS project : Innovative partnerships for sustainable development’


Published on: 13-07-2010


Read the 10th thematic issue published by Agropolis International: ‘A Model laboratory without walls : the Brazilian Labex’

This special publication devoted to ‘Partnership’ describes the teachings of seven years of functioning of Labex-Europe, a laboratory without walls set up in Montpellier by Embrapa, a Brazilian research institute.

Published on: 09-03-2010


Read the 9th thematic issue: 'Geoinformation and Earth Observation for environment and territories'

Access to airborne and satellite technology for Earth Observation is a major methodological boon for researchers. This ‘altitude gain’ for monitoring has led to the development of a new approach to assessing territories, providing an overview of the target area and clarifying the distribution of elements within this area.

Published on: 27-02-2010


Flyer of STI activities and skills within the Agropolis scientific community in the South of France(Montpellier and the Languedoc-Roussillon Region)

Scientific and Technical Information (STI) facing the issues of a high-level research and training.

Published on: 31-08-2009


Autres (appels d'offre,nomination, expositions ...)

Download the Book of Abstracts of the IUFRO International conference: "Research priorities in tropical silviculture: towards new paradigms?". Nov. 15-18, 2011. Montpellier, France

| After more than 50 years of tropical silviculture research carried out in the major forested regions of the world, and in the framework of the International Year of Forests, Cirad, CIFOR and Ecofor organized this international conference under the auspices of IUFRO (Division 1.02.00 Tropical and Subtropical Silviculture; Division 3.07.00 Forest operations in the tropics ; Division 8.02.00 Forest Biodiversity).

Published on: 08-12-2011


Review of the 1st G20 Conference on Agriculture Research for Development - "Promoting Scientific Partnerships for Food Security". September 12-13, 2011. Montpellier, France

| Organized on September 12-13 2011 in Montpellier (France) at the initiative of the G20 French Presidency and in the framework of the pillar on Food Security of the action plan for development, the 1st meeting of the G20 development on Agriculture Research for Development was devoted to promoting scientific partnerships for Food Security.

Published on: 28-09-2011


Review of the conferences of Mrs Elinor Ostrom, 2009 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. June 20-24. Montpellier and Paris, France

| E.Ostrom's works are one of the main reference for those who, in the scientific and politic worlds, are building their speeches and actions on the one hand only on state management, and on the other hand, on the promotion of private property as a universal tool for the management of resources and environment management. E. Ostrom's analysis presents the collective action and the auto-organization as a third alternative between privatization and state management.

Published on: 05-07-2011


Review of the presentation and discussion "Expanding the AWARD Programme in Francophone Africa". June 9, 2011. Agropolis International, Montpellier, France

| See the highlights of the event "CGIAR Gender & Diversity Program launched African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD).

Published on: 22-06-2011


Download presentations of the International seminar «Development in social Life Cycle Assessment». May 5-6, 2011. Montpellier France

| The seminar social LCA of Montpellier, is an extension to that which was held May 31, 2010 at DTU (Denmark) by Dr. Louise Camilla Dreyer. Its purpose is to review recent developments in some approaches to social LCA. This seminar is organized by CIRAD, CEMAGREF, Montpellier 1 University and the ELSA research group .

Published on: 20-05-2011


Report on GlobalHort 5th anniversary at Agropolis International on April 8, 2011

| On the occasion of its five years of activity, GlobalHort presented to the scientific community in Montpellier and to its partners, the history, action plan and some current accomplishments of GlobalHort, before opening a debate on its perspectives for the future.

Published on: 27-04-2011


See video about the conference "Africa and Europe: Partnerships for Agricultural Development", 30/11/10, Agropolis International, Montpellier, France, event jointly organised by Agropolis Fondation and Imperial College London, in collaboration with Agropo

| During this event, the recent report of the Montpellier Panel, headed by Sir Gordon Conway, was presented ; Financed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the report urges Europe to scale up its efforts to develop agriculture to spur economic growth in Africa.

Published on: 08-04-2011


Review of EU-PEARLS European project mid-term international seminar. October 14-15, 2010. Montpellier

| Download presentations of the European mid-term seminar EU-PEARLS. This meeting aimed to bring together researchers, industry representatives, and policymakers, interested in the development of alternative sources of natural rubber.

Published on: 29-12-2010


Review of the final scientific seminar of the ARCUS project. October 7th, 2010. Shanghai

| The final scientific seminar of the ARCUS project 2007-2010 (Ecology and sustainable development, Languedoc-Roussillon/China), was held on October 7th 2010 at the Auditorium of the French Pavilion at the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai (China). The ARCUS project, managed by Agropolis International, aimed at promoting scientific cooperation between French and Chinese stakeholders in ecology and sustainable development.

Published on: 21-12-2010


Download presentations from AGRO 2010 - XI European Society of Agronomy international congress. August 29 - September 3, 2010. Montpellier

| Oral presentations and final documents are online

Published on: 18-12-2010


See reports and multimedia on the 13th IAALD World Congress ‘Scientific and Technical Information and Rural Development’ organized by IAALD and Agropolis International, 26-29 April 2010, Montpellier

| See reports and multimedia on the 13th IAALD World Congress ‘Scientific and Technical Information and Rural Development’ organized by IAALD and Agropolis International, 26-29 April 2010, Montpellier

Published on: 04-12-2010


Review of the Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD). March 28-31, 2010. Montpellier, France

| The first Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD) was organized by GFAR in collaboration with the Consortium and Independent Science and Partnership Council of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and Agropolis International. The Conference replaced the GFAR Triennial Conferences and the Annual General Meetings of the CGIAR.

Published on: 03-12-2010


Review of the information session held at Agropolis International (September, 17th), about the national contact point of the European Research Council

| Organised by the Europe Committee Agropolis

Published on: 19-10-2010


Proceedings of TDWG 2009

| TDWG was formed to establish international collaboration among biological database projects. TDWG promoted the wider and more effective dissemination of information about the World's heritage of biological organisms for the benefit of the world at large. Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) now focuses on the development of standards for the exchange of biological/biodiversity data.

Published on: 03-08-2010



 



 
 

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