Who we are

French National Institute for Agricultural Research

INRA is Europe’s top agricultural research institute and the world’s number two centre for the agricultural sciences. Its scientists are working towards solutions for society’s major challenges.   

  

Chercheurs dans un champ de céréales.. © INRA, Sophie Formisano
Chercheurs dans un champ de céréales. © INRA, Sophie Formisano

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Our job:

to explore, understand, experiment and think ahead

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Our goal:

to give people freedom of choice and the ability to innovate

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Our specialties:

Food, nutrition, agriculture and the environment

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Our focal issues:

Competitiveness, regional land use, health, sustainable development and bioeconomy

08 Oct 2019
04 Sep 2019
26 Jul 2019
Soil profile. © INRA, JOLIVET Claude

Storing 4 per 1000 carbon in soils: the potential in France

On 13 June 2019, INRA delivered a study commissioned by the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) and the Ministry of Agriculture concerning the carbon storage potential of soils in France.  Using a novel methodology, the study was able to evaluate this potential by estimating the implementation cost, region by region, in terms of a 4 ‰ goal. The 4 per 1000 Initiative for Food Security and Climate was launched during the UN Climate Change Conference held in Paris in 2015.

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