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An agreement signed between INRA and its Australian counterpart CSIRO Agriculture

On 15 November 2015, François Houllier, President of INRA, and John Manners, Director of CSIRO Agriculture, signed an agreement in Paris strengthening their collaboration.

François Houllier, President of INRA, and John Manners, Director of CSIRO Agriculture, signed an agreement on 15 November in Paris strengthening their collaboration. © INRA, MAITRE  Christophe
Updated on 12/01/2015
Published on 11/27/2015

The agreement signed between INRA and CSIRO Agriculture (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) encourages scientific collaboration and international mobility programmes between the two institutes. Differents fields of research have been pinpointed, even if the agreement is open to other topics: plant and animal phenotyping for genetic selection, genomics, soil and crop modelling, adaptation of agriculture to climate change, environmental performance of agriculture, aquaculture.

The annual funding of 35 000 € and 50 000 $ AUS is planned for 5 years. It will finance projects selected in calls for projects. The exchange of young researchers, among other projects, will be particularly encouraged.

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Phenotyping of cultivated plants, an existing collaboration

Existing collaborations with CSIRO and the University of Queensland focus on phenotyping techniques associated to the use of modelling to evaluate the potentiel of different genotypes.

François Tardieu, Research Director at the Joint Research Unit for Ecophysiology of Plants under Environmental Stress (LEPSE) at INRA Montpellier, is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Australian Phenotyping Platform Facilities which is chaired by John Manners.