Both within INRA and outside it, increasing attention is being paid to the farming systems the Institute supports through its research, dissemination and innovation activities and to the partnerships it enters into. In recent years, INRA has greatly increased its number of bilateral and multilateral partnerships with the agricultural world in all its shapes and forms, and deepened exchanges with other stakeholders interested in research on agriculture and food systems. These efforts will cont...
Diverse and multiperformance agriculture
Food systems today are being assessed not only in terms of their ability to feed increasingly urbanised populations and to contribute to France’s balance of trade, but also in terms of their environmental, social and health performance. Agroecology approaches, working together with technological and structural innovation, may contribute to improvements in these areas.
> #3Perf-1: Using agroecology for multiperformance agriculture
> #3Perf-2: Using biology and technology techniques for multiperformance
> #3Perf-3: Multicriteria assessment to measure performance
> #3Perf-4: Understanding and enabling transition
UN Sustainable Development Goals
French National Research Strategy Challenges
Lean management of resources
Food security and
Clean, safe and efficient energy
Using research and innovation to support sustainability across farming systems
Research on and for organic agriculture
Organic agriculture calls for the protection and development of natural soil, water and biodiversity resources, and the integration of production systems with processing and distribution industries. In this way, organic agriculture can be seen as a model multiperformance food system integrating all parts of the value chain.
INRA’s work in organic agriculture research has grown since the 2000s through the AgriBio programme (entering its fourth phase in 2015), the ERA-NET CoreOrganic+ progra...