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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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Decision support tools for climate smart agriculture

Decision support tools for strengthening family farmers’ capacity to design climate smart options in Colombia

Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) has emerged as a new framework that links climate change and agriculture development initiatives and aims to establish agriculture systems that simultaneously increase productivity, enhance resilience, and reduce emissions. The transition to climate smart faming systems implies helping farmers acquiring new knowledge, attitude, and skills to analyze the complex impact of technical changes on the three pillars (...)
Sustainability Society Family agriculture Climate change Farming systems Innovation Participatory Scenario
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DOTAM

Demand-oriented training on crop agrobiodiversity analysis and management

The project aims first at identifying stakeholders and their needs in crop agrobiodiversity analysis and management, then at developing innovative training material (only in English because of budget reduction) that will be released through PAR (Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research) and Agropolis websites. Activities : • Analysis of a few projects from the PAR, FAO and Agropolis project portfolio to precise training needs (4-day meeting (...)
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MangueExpert

Dépérissement des manguiers en Afrique de l’Ouest : organisation d’une mission d’expertise internationale dans les vergers au Burkina Faso.

In Burkina Faso, a new disease has recently appeared in mango orchards. This disease, of unknown origin, results in a progressive and rapid drying of the branches and then of the entire tree, and a mango tree can die within a few weeks after the first symptoms appear. The purpose of the agreement is to organise a mission of experts on site to verify the hypothesis of an introduction of the microbial parasite (vascular fungus Ceratocystis (...)
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Workshop Yam Crop Wild Relatives project

Designing a global project to collect, protect and prepare wild relatives of yam

This workshop was held in Montpellier in 2nd-4th July 2013. It was organized by IRD, Cirad, Global Crop Diversity Trust and Royal Botanical Garden Kew. The workshop gathered together 26 yam specialists, some of them coming from countries were yam is important (Madagascar, Benin, Nigeria, Ethiopia, India, Philippines). The aim of the workshop was have the main actors of yam research to meet and to discuss about wild yams and breeding of (...)
Developing the plant of the future
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CLIMA

Designing CLImate smart farming systems for the Mediterranean Area

a) This proposal entails the following objectives for the Senior Fellowship request as three components: Research: to examine the nature of the relationships and trade-offs between resource use-efficiency and ecosystem services in the Mediterranean-basin agriculture, including the provision of food quantity and quality for an increasing population under climate change. Supplementary questions would be: what are the trade-offs between ES (...)
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Xanthomonapeptides

Déterminer la structure et la fonction d’une nouvelle famille de petites molécules produites par Xanthomonas oryzae, Xanthomonas translucens et Xanthomonas albilineans

Recruitment of a PhD student from a southern country (Souhir SABRI, Morocco) to work on the identification of (i) new virulence effectors capable of targeting and disrupting key plant functions or (ii) other small molecules necessary for pathogenesis.
Agroecology Microscopic (Gene/cell) Plant disease Gene expression Rice wheat
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Developmet Ethics and the social management of innovations

Development Ethics and the Alliance Approach to the social management of innovations.

Development Ethics is an interdisciplinary field of ethical reflection on the ends and means of development. All development projects, including – but not limited to – projects in agro-economics, innovation processes, social management of innovation (participatory methods), and sustainability, have rich and complicated ethical dimensions. We make an ethical choice when we choose to ignore, rather that explore and seek to understand these (...)
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Development of a system for high throughput functional analysis of Magnaporthe grisea virulence effector proteins

:The aim of the project was the development of a heterologous system for the functional analysis of fungal candidate effector proteins. The initial project was to develop a system based on the use of the bacterial rice pathogens Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae (Xoo) and Xanthomonas oryzae pv oryzicola (Xoc) for the identification of Magnaporthe oryzae effector proteins with a strong contribution to virulence or acting as avirulence (...)
Plant Operation/adaptation Protein/proteomic Rice
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Water Potential Markers

Development of gentic markers monitoring plant water potential

In the context of a global warming, deciphering signaling pathways leading to plant adaptation to drought, water availability, and salt tolerance is a crucial question. A common crossing point of these plant stresses is that they impact water potential (Ψ), which is a thermodynamical parameter indicating the availability of water for the plant biological and biochemical processes such as turgor (P), stomatal aperture or (...)
Developing the plant of the future Plant Operation Adaptation Drought Protein/proteomic Arabidopsis (species)
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New Phenolipids compounds from olive cultivars adapted to Brazilian environmental conditions

Development of new phenolipids based on olive pomace phenolic compounds resulting from olive cultivars adapted to Brazilian environmental conditions

This project aims to develop new phenolipids to be applied as biological active compounds or as improved antioxidant compounds for food and/or cosmetic emulsions, using as raw material olive pomace phenolic compounds obtained from olive cultivars adapted to Brazilian environmental conditions. The health effects of both the phenolic compounds recovered from olive pomace and the respective phenolipids obtained by synthesis will be assessed (...)
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