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Its scientific strategy

The Foundation’s scientific strategy takes a dual approach: disciplinary, strengthening the scientific knowledge base in the key fields, and inclusive, articulating knowledge from different disciplinary fields in order to understand complex systems and to meet the strategic challenges linking agriculture and society.

Five disciplinary fields

  • plant biology
  • the biology of plant biotic interactions
  • the agronomy and management of agro-ecosystems
  • the sciences of food and non-food processing
  • the human and social sciences and agriculture-society interactions

Strategic cross-cutting challenges for the agro-ecological transition

  • adaptation to climate change and mitigation of its effects
  • the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity
  • responsible production and consumption