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Patrick Caron elected President of Agropolis International

Patrick Caron elected President of Agropolis International The unanimous election of Patrick Caron by the Agropolis International Executive Board on 9 May (2019) was just endorsed by the association’s Board of Directors on 13 June. His term as President will run until December 2021.

Patrick Caron has been a CIRAD researcher for 30 years and Vice President for International Relations at the University of Montpellier since February 2019, while being International Director of the Montpellier University of Excellence MUSE I-Site project since July 2017 ( He has been Chairman of the High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) of the United Nations Committee on World Food Security (CFS) since October 2015. He is founding Director of the Montpellier Advanced Knowledge Institute on Transitions (MAK'IT, He was formerly General Director for Research and Strategy at CIRAD (July 2010 - July 2016).
The Agropolis International Board of Directors is delighted with this new appointment, which will strengthen international and national recognition of Agropolis International as one of the world's leading players in the development-oriented agricultural research field.
Patrick Caron succeeds Jean-Luc Khalfaoui, who has been President since January 2018 and who has joined the Agreenium team as an international project manager.


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Published on: 2019-06-20 16:42:21




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