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Metaprogramme



The DID'IT metaprogramme aims to characterise dietary habits and behaviours with a view to shifting food supply and demand patterns in such a way as to promote the consumption of healthy and sustainably produced foods that are accessible to all. DID'IT also seeks to develop policies in the public and private sectors that respect health-and-safety guidelines and the environment.

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The Adaptation of Agriculture and Forests to Climate Change (ACCAF) metaprogramme aims to understand the combined effects of different dimensions of climate change on agricultural activities and natural environments, identify adaptation strategies, assess their environmental and socio-economic impact, in conjunction with the societal expectations voiced at the 2015 Paris United Nations Climate Change Conference.

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GLOFOODS: Transitions to global food security (in partnership with CIRAD)
GISA: Integrated management of animal health

The GloFoodS metaprogramme (“Transitions for Global Food Security”), jointly led by INRA and CIRAD studies transitions towards global food security in a context of global change. The metaprogramme aims to mobilise the cross-disciplinary scientific expertise of INRA and CIRAD to help inform the different aspects of food security. GloFoodS combines research in agronomy and livestock systems, global modelling and land use change, rural economics and sociology, agrifood technologies, nutrition and food security governance to establish a link between global-level modelling of food product availability and other “pillars” of food security such as access, use and stability.

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The GISA metaprogramme focuses on four animal health and veterinary public health challenges: i) Economic challenges linked to a series of illnesses with an impact on the economic stability of livestock farms, and which destabilise animal production sectors ; ii) Public health challenges related to zoonotic diseases, food hygiene and bacterial or chemical contamination of the food chain as well as the development of bacterial resistance to antibiotics and pest resistance to pest control methods; iii) Environmental challenges linked to livestock waste, the spread of xenobiotics in the environment, the selection/dissemination of antibiotic resistance and the transmission of pathogens between domestic and wild fauna; iv) Challenges in animal welfare / farming ethics : the absence of illness is a pre-requisite of animal welfare, also, the acceptability of livestock farming practices is important. 

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MEM: Meta-omics and microbial ecosystems
SMACH: Sustainable management of crop health

The MEM metaprogramme was created to tackle challenging questions related to the functioning, management, and control of microbial ecosystems. The meta-omics approaches are used to understand the composition and functions of whole complex microbial ecosystems. For instance, they have been used to explore the microorganisms found in soils, fermented foods, wastewater treatment plants, and the intestines of humans and animals. The overarching goal is to improve the understanding and services provided by microbial ecosystems, in the different fields of INRA's activities. 

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The SMaCH metaprogramme focuses on the sustainable management of crop health. It brings together disciplines and specialists in plant protection, agronomists, geneticists, mathematicians and researchers from the social sciences.

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ECOSERV: Ecosystem services
 

Metaprogramme EcoServ deals with services provided by continental ecosystems dependent upon agriculture and forestry and tackles the question of compromises and trade-offs between services.

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