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


Our job:

to explore, understand, experiment and think ahead


Our goal:

to give people freedom of choice and the ability to innovate


Our specialties:

Food, nutrition, agriculture and the environment


Our focal issues:

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

17 Oct 2019
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Launch of the International Consortium on Sunflower Genomics

The International Consortium on Sunflower Genomics (ICSG), coordinated by INRA Occitanie-Toulouse, joins 4 public labs from France, Canada, United States and Israel, and 8 private partners. During 4 years, the ICSG will characterize genetic diversity in sunflower by producing new high quality genome sequences of wild sunflowers. These data will improve our knowledge on the structure of the genomes and on their evolution and facilitate the use of wild relatives in breeding improved sunflower varieties.

21 Oct 2019
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