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23 Feb
03 Mar 2019

Stand Inra au Salon de l'Agriculture 2019

INRA at the 2019 Paris International Agricultural Show

At the 56th Paris International Agricultural Show (SIA), INRA will be placing "The secret life of plants and animals” in the spotlight and will present the forms of communication and interactions which exist among plants, animals and microorganisms. Its stand will also feature a recruitment hub, where the institute’s research areas and employment opportunities will be presented.

Updated on 03/06/2019
Published on 01/09/2019

Find us at the Parc des expositions de la porte de Versailles in Paris

Hall 4 ~ aisle B ~ n°91


On the stand

What do we know about plants, trees? How do they communicate among themselves? What influence does this have on their growth and development?
What do we know about animals? How do they communicate among themselves? How do they adapt to their environment? How do they behave in the midst of a flock or herd?

A better understanding of the behaviour and interactions of plants, animals and microbes enables us to better protect them and better protect ourselves.
The theme “The secret life of plants and animals” will address the major subjects on which the Institute is working: agroecology – preservation of biodiversity – biocontrol – control of and adaptation to climate change – livestock farming in the future – animal welfare – plant and animal health – human health.

  • Research scientists will be on the stand, presenting their work involving these major issues
  • There will be a recruitment hub on the stand presenting INRA’s employment opportunities
  • Éditions Quae will also be present with a selection of their publications.


The symposium

A scientific symposium on the subject "Developing alternatives to pesticides, everybody's business" will be held on Tuesday 26 February from 14h to 17h in Hall 1.1 - Espace 2000


Meetings with professionals

A dozen meetings on the INRA stand (Hall 4, aisle B, n° 91) will facilitate collaborations between INRA, its socio-economic partners and the general public. 

Programme and tentative schedule

► Monday 25 February 2019
Organic agriculture
from 10h to 12h

Food safety, traceability, transparency and communication with citizens
(with ANSES and the DGAL)
from 14h30 to 16h30

► Tuesday 26 February 2019
Climate risk management
from 10h to 12h

Symposium: Developing alternatives to pesticides, everybody's business
from 14h to 17h in Hall 1

► Wednesday 27 February 2019
Innovation in food: from the plate to the field
from 10h to 12h

Meeting with IFCE (Institut Français du Cheval et de l'Equitation)
from 16h to 18h

Thursday 28 February 2019
Renewable energies (with ADEME)   
from 10h to 12h

Urban agriculture
from 14h30 to 16h30

► Friday 1st March 2019
Presentation of the Instituts Carnot
from 10h to 12h

INRA start-ups
from 14h to 15h30

The meetings and debates will be held on the INRA stand, Hall 4 ~ aisle B ~ stand n°91

The symposium on Tuesday afternoon: Hall 1.1 ~ Espace 2000

New !


Public debates

For the first time this year, there will be debates open to the public

► Tuesday 26 February 2019

Debate open to the public: Food shopping with apps
from 14h to 15h15

► Wednesday 27 February 2019

Debate open to the public: Is it possible to eat healthily while respecting the environment & without breaking the bank?
from 14h to 15h15

► Friday 1st March 2019

Presentation of citizen science projects
from 14h30 to 17h30


The meetings and debates will be held on the INRA stand, Hall 4 ~ aisle B ~ stand n°91

Practical information

The 56th International Agricultural Show will be held from 23 February to 3 March 2019 on the topic "The secret life of plants and animals".

Venue: Paris, Parc des expositions, Porte de Versailles, 9h - 19h, Hall 4 ~ Aisle B ~ Stand n°91

For more information on how to get to the show >>

all about the symposium and meetings

For further information in French on the symposium and meetings, please click here.