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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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Viral-based plant biotech in monocots

Développement de bioréacteurs végétaux et de technologies amplicon/VIGS dans les monocotylédones (riz et maïs)

In recent years, advances on biotechnology have lead to the emergence of plants as bioreactor for the production of molecules of industrial, pharmaceutical and agribusiness interests. A significant development in this field was the use of cDNA encoding viral RNA used as “amplifier” for the protein production. Viral tools have been used to develop an efficient tools for gene function studies: Virus Induced Gene Silencing (VIGS) technology. (...)
Agroecology Sustainability Plant Bio-aggressor Methan Protein/proteomic Rice Corn brazil
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FigOlivDiv

Diversification processes in fig and olive varieties in Morocco: an interdisciplinary ethnobiological–genetic approach

This research project was focused mainly on gaining insight into and identifying the key biological and social factors that determine the variety diversification process in two emblematic fruit tree species with high socioeconomic potential—fig and olive. We investigated this issue essentially with respect to fig trees through an interdisciplinary ethnobiological–genetic approach. The thesis research of H. Achtak involved surveys and sampling (...)
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DOMANHYC

Domesticating the first MANganese Hyperaccumulator Crop

The Anthropocene has seen a dramatic change in metal cycliing and restoring soils left bare by mining activities or polluted by toxic elements has become a major challenge to maintain ecosystem services and sustainable food production. Some plants naturally exposed for millions of years to high concentrations of metals, have developed particular adaptations including metal (...)
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Cocoa domestication

Domestication passée et présente du cacao dans la région de haute Amazonie d’Equateur: analyse d’ADN ancien sur des vestiges archéologiques et recueil de nouvelles ressources génétiques du cacao natif de la même région

Past and present cocoa domestication in upper Amazonia of Ecuador : analysis of ancient DNA from archaeological remains and collect of new cocoa genetic resources native of the same area. The production of fine and flavor cacao is a major economic challenge for Ecuador. It currently relies on the cultivation of the "Nacional" hybrid pool, whose major ancestors have been identified. The origin of the "ancestral" variety was located in the (...)
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Dossier SC

Dossier Agropolis International "Systèmes complexes, de la biologie aux territoires"

For more than ten years, the GIS "Réseau National des Systèmes Complexes" (RNSC) has been structuring the complex systems community across France through geographical (Ile de France, Rhône-Alpes, Toulouse) and thematic networks. A similar initiative has been envisaged in Montpellier and now in the Occitanie region. To this end, it was decided to make an inventory of regional research on complex systems in the fields of biology, environment, (...)
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Drought and salinity tolerance in rice (Oryza sativa L.)

Drought and salinity tolerance in rice (Oryza sativa L.): cell biology ap-proaches

The rationale of our project is to use a strategy of over-expression of proteins suspected to be involved in (1) osmotic adjustment and (2) endosomal trafficking for a better understanding of drought and salt tolerance in rice plants.
Developing the plant of the future Operation Protein/proteomic Salinity stress Water deficit Rice
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DryLand BioIce

DryLand BioIce: Agriculture sources of atmospheric biological ice nucleators in dryland cropping systems.

The main objective of this project was to train a student for research on the identification of agricultural sources of biological ice nuclei in the atmosphere and of agro-climatic conditions that favor emission of aerosols containing these biological ice nucleators. We focused on the dry land cropping systems of the Mediterranean region and in particular the regions covered by the ICARDA regional programs. The second objective was to (...)
Invasive species Dispesion epidemiology Mediterrannea
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Modelling plant enemies adaptation

Dynamics and evolution of life history traits in plant pathogens and pests

The development of a more sustainable agriculture is at the core of current ecological and societal concerns. Facing this scientific challenge we have to pave the way to a more durable use of ecologically-acceptable management strategies of plant pathogens and pests such as e.g. the use of resistant plant varieties, biocontrol agents or new generation pesticides. So far most theoretical developments concerning the durability of crop (...)
Plant Bio-aggressor Evolution/domestication Management strategy Modelling
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DSCATT

Dynamics of Soil Carbon Sequestration in Tropical and Temperate Agricultural systems

Questioned on the 4/1000 initiative on soil carbon (C) sequestration to face climate change (CC), several Labex Agro units and their partners propose to pull together their research capacities in order to provide new insights in soil C sequestration. The DSCATT project proposes to explore the potential for sequestering C in cultivated soils, taking into account the sustainability of agricultural practices in the context of global changes. (...)
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Styles alimentaires et nouvelles démarches d’innovations

Dynamique comparée des styles alimentaires urbains

The current project began in February 2013 with a review of the literature in sociology, anthropology, nutritional sciences and psychology on "snacking" food practices, in connection with the theories of modernity in an attempt to characterize urban dietary changes. The first research works aimed to define and contextualize the issue and more specifically the difference between food and "snacking". This work allowed us to define the stance (...)
Sustainability Society Nutrition and health Consuimer Food Participatory
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