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New partnerships with French research institutions to boost food security and sustainable development

On 16 February FAO and four major French research and education institutions signed new partnership agreements.

21/02/2018 - 

On 16 February FAO and four major French research and education institutions - the Agriculture Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), the National Institute for Agriculture Research (INRA), the National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD) and the French Agricultural, Veterinary and Forestry Institute (Agreenium) signed new partnership agreements to increase joint efforts for development of innovative food security and environment-sensitive approaches that contribute to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda.

The new partnerships will focus on agroecology; sustainable natural resources management in the context of climate change; sustainable territorial development; agriculture innovation for family farmers; sustainable and safe food systems for food security; sanitary risks; One Health and antimicrobial resistance reduction.

On the occasion of the signatures of the Memoranda of Understanding, interviews were conducted with the Heads of Agreenium, INRA, CIRAD, IRD, as well as with the Representatives of the Ministries of Agriculture and Foreign Affairs of France whom attended the ceremony.

The videos of interviews are available here:

Claude Bernhard, Directeur, Agreenium

Philippe Mauguin, Président-Directeur général, INRA

 Michel Eddi, Président Directeur général, CIRAD

Cyrille Pierre, Directeur du Développement durable, Ministère de l’Europe et des Affaires étrangères

Frédéric Lambert, Chef du Service Europe et international, Ministère de l’agriculture et de l’alimentation

Henri-Luc Thibault, Directeur, Département des relations internationales et européennes, IRD