• Oak genome decoded

    Research teams at INRA and the CEA have sequenced the genome of pedunculate oak (Quercus robur). It is the first time a Quercus species – a very common one in the northern hemisphere – has been sequenced. This work provides insight into the adaptation mechanisms of trees to changes in their environment and will be helpful in predicting their reactions to climate change. The findings have been published in a presubmission paper in Molecular Ecology Resources (open access) before a final publication in the next few months.

  • Phosphorus: a limited resource essential to agriculture in the 21st century

    Modelling work conducted at planetary scale has demonstrated that, regardless of climate change models used, the availability of phosphorus determines the level of biomass production and, consequently, of carbon storage in ecosystems responding to these changes. Contrary to expectations, the work revealed that phosphorous limitations are less strong in tropical ecosystems than in the rest of the world.  

  • 2015 International Agricultural Show: building synergy

    The 2015 International Agricultural Show provided the perfect opportunity for INRA to create a space for science and society to meet on several levels: a dedicated INRA stand to meet and greet the public, the launch of several projects with partners, and exchange via online and social media networks.

  • INRA campaign to recruit researchers and engineers with disabilities

    INRA is looking to hire individuals with disabilities to work as junior and experienced research scientists and engineers.  Applications will be accepted until June 5, 2015.

  • Indo-French Workshop on Scientific Cooperation for Agricultural Research, 9th March, New Delhi

    The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), supported by the Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research (CEFIPRA), inaugurated their first workshop on collaborative scientific cooperation in the field of agricultural research at the National Agricultural Science Centre Complex, New Delhi on 9th March 2015.

  • 3rd Fascination of Plants Day

    On 18 May 2015, plants have pride of place the world over. Launched under the auspices of the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO, Brussels), presided by a research director from INRA, the Fascination of Plants Day is celebrated in 54 countries, including 28 European countries.

27 Mar 2015
Querina (R) florina, apple variety resistant to apple scab. © @INRA, LE LEZEC Marcel

Novel mechanisms for more sustainable resistance to disease

This report focuses on the different mechanisms identified to prevent or delay pathogens from circumventing varietal resistance in certain crops (apple, rapeseed, grapevine, other fruit and vegetable crops).

18 Mar 2015
3rd Global Science Conference on Climate-Smart Agriculture. Montpellier, 16-18 March 2015. © INRA

Towards COP21: scientists promote Climate-Smart Agriculture to tackle climate change

Climate-Smart Agriculture offers the opportunity to design best options to tackle food security as well as to reach a resilient agriculture that also contributes to mitigating climate change.

05 Mar 2015
Cover publication AAFCC - Pour la Science FR ENG. © INRA, PLS / Inra

AAFCC and "Pour la Science" promote a special issue on adaptation to climate change

The publication of the French edition of "Scientific American" gathers ten articles on the issues considered by the research on adaptation to climate change

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