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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;
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MSD - GRFA : Multi-stakehoklder expert dialogue on ABS for GRFA

Organisation d’un événement scientifique international « The Multi-stakeholder Expert Dialogue on genetic resources for Food and Agriculture »

The "Multi-stakehoklder expert dialogue on ABS for GRFA" consisted in organizing a series of two meetings (Brussels, January 2011, Montpellier, April 2011) between representatives of six different areas of genetic resources in the area agricultural (crops, farm animals, aquaculture, forest, microbes, invertebrates). Despite differences, these meetings have helped to highlight a number of characteristics common to all sectors concerning (...)
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Crop Reference Sets Workshop

Organisation of a workshop entitled " “Reference sets of food crop germplasm for international collaboration”, organised in Montpellier, November 13-17, 2008

71 participants from 28 countries, including crop specialists, breeders ans germplams managers have exchanged their background in term of definition and use of crop reference germplasm. This was done either through oral presentations and/or posters, and was structured as communications and brainstorming sessions. The main conclusions are : The Generation Challenge Program approach was affirmed in exploring, evaluating and using germplams (...)
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Colloque ARIMNET

Organization of a dissemination scientific seminar in the framework of the ARIMNet Network.

The ARIMNet2 Project (Agricultural Research In the Mediterranean Network), funded by the European Union under FP7, started in January 2014 for a duration of 4 years. It aims at coordinating National Agricultural Research Programmes to strengthen the capacities of its members to address in a coordinated way the major challenges that the Mediterranean agriculture is facing. ARIMNet2 brings together 24 partners (research institutions, (...)
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TDWG-Biodiversity information standards

Organization of the Agropolis session within the ‘TDWG- Biodiversity Information Standards’ 2009 annual meeting, Montpellier, 9-13 November

The international Biodiversity Information Standards body called TDWG is a non profit and educational association affiliated with the International Union of Biological Sciences. It builds with members the communities of practice that develop and validate informatics standards and tools to link biological information resources. TDWG was formed to establish international collaboration among biological database projects, and to promote the (...)
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MAACP

Ouvrage QUAE. Architecture et croissance des plantes. Modélisation et applications

Support for the finalisation and publication of the electronic and paper books entitled "Architecture and growth of plants. Modelling and applications". The electronic support, in French (compatible with e-readers, tablets, smart phones...), consists of all the original contributions representing a volume equivalent to 1000 pages, abundantly illustrated (700 scientific figures). The paper book, in French, is more synthetic and is aimed at (...)
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RAPHIA

Palms for the future of Africa: Multidimentional approaches to the socio-economics, resiliences and sustainable harvesting of Raphia species in Cameroon

Non-timber forest products (NTFPs) play a central role in the tropics - They also play vital roles in low-income food-deficit countries such as Cameroon (Africa). The RAPHIA project will use interdisciplinary and integrated approaches to describe, characterize and model the economic importance and future trends of Raphia species in Cameroon.
Agroecology Plant Society Agrobiodiversity Transformation Diversity/variability Genetic structure Socioécnomic factors Palm tree Cameroon
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GRAZY

Participatory multidimensional assessment of grazing systems.

In recent decades, worldwide prospects have highlighted a huge increase in the human consumption of animal products. This has raised an international debate about the benefits of considering multi functional dimensions of livestock grazing systems to strengthen their sustainability. To tackle this question, several workshops organized under the umbrella of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock (GASL) have produced the first sketch of a (...)
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Pastoralism and territorial development

Pastoralism and territorial development: knowledge sharing.

Support for the professional workshop of the Master 2 "Development Studies (EDEV)" (student funding) whose objective is to conduct a multidisciplinary and intercultural debate, based on a concrete development situation, using several pedagogical tools, between actors from the South and the North, including students, professionals and research teachers. This experience will also serve as a test of partnership in higher education in terms of (...)
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PAIX

PAthogen-Informed sustainable resistance of cassava against Xanthomonas

Cassava bacterial blight (CBB) is a disease caused by the gram-negative bacteria Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. manihotis (Xam). Xam populations show a high diversity in Colombia. However, no systematic studies have been conducted in other parts of the world.
Agroecology Plant Genomics Plant disease Operation/adaptation Genetic diversity Participatory Resistance Manioc
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