Actions taken by the Agropolis International association in conjunction with scientific communities

Two thousand seven hundred researchers and teacher-researchers, working in agriculture, food, biodiversity and environment, make up the Agropolis scientific community. They work at 74 different research units in Montpellier and the surrounding area, which in turn belong to 28 institutions of research and higher learning.

The Agropolis community is uniquely focused on the ecological sciences and constitutes the world’s largest cluster in this range of disciplines.

The community’s strength lies in the way it melds the themes of agriculture, environment, and biodiversity: from soil to plant, from cell to ecosystem, in temperate, Mediterranean and tropical climates.

The Agropolis International association is the driving force behind this scientific community, which it represents and promotes:

  • Providing its members with a platform for information exchange, consultation and other activities, with a view to promoting collective initiatives and advocating for the cluster’s interests before the various local, national and regional authorities.

  • Boosting the scientific community’s visibility at the national and international levels and, to enhance the cluster’s attractiveness, publicizing its areas of expertise and its scientific skills.

  • Affording association members an administrative and logistical structure they can use to implement their projects or collective actions.


The Agropolis International association, a tool to promote the scientific community’s expertise

The scientific community in figures

2,700 researchers and teachers


63 research units

List of Agropolis International scientific community research units
Presentation by theme

160 courses

Courses listed by admission level, degree, theme

42 research tools
Presentation of the networks, platforms, service units and resource centres that have been established (in French)


thematics •agriculture •food
•biodiversity •environment


News and agenda of the scientific community






Focus on a flagship publication of Agropolis International

Dossiers d'AgropolisThe "Dossiers d'Agropolis", are an Agropolis International deliverable produced as part of its mission to promote the scientific community’s expertise.

Each issue is devoted to one broad scientific theme.

Issues published in French, English and Spanish

Thematic portals:expertise of the scientific community in Montpellier and the Occitanie area.

Portal Agronomy crop and cropping systems

Agronomy Portal : crops and cropping systems

This tool highlights regional scientific expertise and provides a wide range of up-to-date information: research examples, the latest news on the issue, a selection of resources (training, networks, publications...)


Agropolis International web 2.0

Services and tools used to share documents and information






All this information is available on your mobile

The Agropolis International association, a support structure for its members’ activities

The Agropolis International association provides operational and/or logistical management for a number of projects or actions on behalf of its members:

French Scientific Committee on Desertification (CSFD) secretariat

This committee was created in 1997 by the ministerial departments in charge of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Ministry of Ecology and Sustainable Development, Ministry for Higher Education and Ministry of Research).

Website of the CSFD




Multi-platform International Summer School on Agent-Based Modelling & Simulation for Renewable Resources Management organised every year by the Irstea and the CIRAD


The Agropolis International association provides logistical support for cross-cutting scientific interaction initiatives and inter-institutional collective events:

Monthly scientific seminars on Agroecology - Ecological intensification of cropping systems

Website of the monthly scientific seminars on Agroecology



Agropolis International supports its members in the organization of national and international meetings

Agropolis International working groups                                                                                                    

As part of its scientific facilitation mission, Agropolis International coordinates several inter-institutional thematic working groups.

IST Agropolis InternationalScientific and technical information (STI): brings together the persons in charge of Agropolis International member organizations’ libraries and publishing services

More information

Contact : Chantal Salson

Agropolis International’s Communications Commission (ComCom) brings together all member organizations’ communications officers.
Apart from the sharing of skills, experiences, tools and contacts, ComCom organizes inter-institutional events in furtherance of a collective, concerted communications effort.

Contact : Nathalie Villeméjeanne

Delegations’ and visitors’ welcome network:

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Europe Committee:

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Contacts : Mélanie Broin / Sabrina Deforge

Welcoming visitors and delegations

Agropolis International manages a network which proposes personalized programs of visits

More information

Contact : Eric Fargeas


Update on 31/03/21

Eric Fargeas

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