• Four new poplar cultivars registered in the French official catalogue

    The fruit of more than ten years of research, four new poplar cultivars have been on the market since the spring of 2014. They have resulted from work by the Poplar Scientific Interest Group (GIS Peuplier) of actors in the sector who include two INRA research units attached to the Orléans1 and Nancy2  Research Centres, IRSTEA3 and the FCBA Technical Institute4 .

  • Adoption of eco-innovations by French companies

    A research team has analysed the factors that influence the adoption of eco-innovations by French industrial firms.  This work has revealed the structuring role of the internal characteristics of the company, its strategic profile (costs, response to demand and regulations) and the influence of its external environment.

  • Innovation in dairy products

    Work carried out by the Joint Research Unit for Food Process Engineering (GENIAL) in the context of a CIFRE thesis project has highlighted the mechanisms that govern the structuring of a dairy product enriched with a polysaccharide. These findings open the way towards the controlled design of new textures while at the same time enabling a review of manufacturing processes.

  • The APIVA project: Aquaponics, Plant Innovation and Aquaculture

    Aquaponics enables a combination of plant production and fish farming.  Involving different actors from the aquacultural and horticultural sectors, the purpose of APIVA is to test and characterise different aquaponic systems both both the technical and economic points of view, using warm or cold water, with a view to transferring the technology to professionals in the sector. 

  • "Ici.C.Local", an organisational and social innovation for sustainable food systems

    "Ici.C.Local" (here, it's local) is an innovative system which indicates that products are being distributed via short distribution channels to retail outlets and associates the actors involved in such channels in its management.  This work has revealed the mechanisms underlying social innovation and has studied how and under which conditions short distribution channels can favour more sustainable food systems.

  • Improving the resistance of broiler chickens to high temperatures

    Abrupt rises in temperature can cause major losses in poultry houses. INRA research scientists have participated in developing a technique that enables a long-term improvement in broiler chicken tolerance of thermal stress.

23 Dec 2014
Culture de  MELON .. © @INRA, LONCHAMP Jean-Pierre

Towards the improved resistance of melon varieties to aphids

INRA researchers in Avignon have revealed new sources of resistance in the melon that could result in the development of better performing varieties.

23 Dec 2014
Petits pains au lait. © @INRA, Inra

Informing consumers rather than taxing products: the case of palm oil

To change the purchasing behaviour of consumers relative to a product, it is better to inform them than to tax this product.

08 Jan 2015
Piqure d' APHIDIUS MATRICARIAE  sur puceron.. © @INRA, GAMBIER Jacques

EMBA: a network to structure research on biological control

EMBA: a network set up in 2014 that involves 60 research scientists

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