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On this page, you can discover a presentation of the 546 projects funded by Agropolis Fondation since its creation in 2007. A search engine is at your disposal and the projects are extractable in PDF format.

The flagship projects are presented above. These are the ones that have received more than 500 000 euros in funding.

The Foundation supports three categories of projects:

Research projects Training projects Dissemination, promotion and transfer projects
Exploratory and innovative projects;
Disciplinary projects exploring research fronts;
Major multidisciplinary flagship projects.
Creation of training courses;
Establishment of MOOCs;
International thematic schools.
International scientific events;
Project maturation/transfer;
Publication and dissemination.

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We have chosen to present all projects in English to simplify export.

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One of the greatest challenges to global food security is the increasing loss of food production due to insect pest species. Adaptation to new environments is a key process for pest species that enables them to colonize new plants and regions, but also to resist and bypass conventional pesticides and agronomical practices. While adaptation is genetically encoded, the role of environmental effects (e.g., phenotypic plasticity) in molding (...)
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GCARD 2012

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Prix Louis Malassis 2012

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Ad hoc support

Exploratory mission to Tanzania to set up a public-private partnership on the rice yellow mottle virus and to analyse the climatic factors favouring its emergence
Agrobiodiversity Bio-aggressor Agroecosystem Madagascar Rice
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Valorisation des activités réalisées dans le cadre du partenariat Danone-Cirad-AF

Continuation and enhancement of work undertaken in the Danone, CIRAD, Montpellier SupAgro, Agropolis Fondation partnership (reference to conventions 1200-011, 1200-016, 1300-011). Reinvestment of the remaining budget.
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Shrub Forage Banks for African Dairy Farmers (SFBs project)

The research units Selmet, Aïda and their partner Cirdes are conducting research to develop solutions to intensify, in an agro-ecological way, the forage systems of dairy farming systems in West Africa based on local farmers practices and advances in agroforestry research. Local dairy farmers traditionally prune fodder trees/shrubs during the dry season. We 2hypothesize that planting Shrub Fodder Banks (SFBs) is a possible option to enhance (...)
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RUbber agroforestry Breeding Initiative for Smallholders (RUBIS)

Hevea brasiliensis is the main source of natural rubber (NR). Smallholders account for 85% of the worldwide NR production. Although Indonesia has the largest plantation area, this country ranks second for the NR production due to its low domestic productivity related to large areas planted with rubber agroforests using unselected rubber seedling material and poor quality NR harvesting technology. Recent conversion of agroforests into (...)
Rubber Plant breeding Participatory research Agroforestry Indonesia Hevea brasiliensis Rubber Food crop
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Climate change and increasing demand in water resources lead to a gradual drying up of the South American Andean Plateau region (Altiplano). The desertification process in combination with unsuited agriculture practice to respond to a world market interest in Quinoa crop represents a major threat to the regional economic sustainability. Water scarcity and soil degradation associated to the current situation lead to a progressive decrease of (...)
Brazil Bolivia Sustainability Agriculture Climate Remote Sensing Participatory approach
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