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Presentation of the Agriculture-Innovation 2025 Report

On Thursday 22 October, four personalities from the scientific and agronomic worlds, representing IRSTEA, AgroParisTech, ACTA and INRA, officially presented the summary of the report they had been commissioned to compile by the Ministry of Agriculture and the Secretariat of State for Research.  It contains a total of 3 priorities, 9 areas, 30 projects and some hundred actions which, over the next ten years, will ensure that agriculture will be central to innovation.

On Thursday 22 October 2015, Philippe Lecouvey, Director of ACTA (which groups all agricultural technical institutes), François Houllier, President of INRA, Pierre Pringuet, President of AgroParisTech, and Jean-Marc Bournigal, President of IRSTEA (National Research Institute of Science and Technology for the Environment and Agriculture) presented the conclusions of their Agriculture – Innovation 2025 report to Stéphane Le Foll, Minister for Agriculture, the Food Industry and Forestry, Thierry Mandon Secretary of State for Higher Education and Research and Axelle LEMAIRE, Secretary of State for the Digital Economy. © INRA, Bertrand Nicolas
By Eric Connehaye
Updated on 07/12/2016
Published on 11/03/2015

At the the crossroads of the agroecology project for France and its National Research Strategy, in February 2015 the Ministers for Agriculture and Research entrusted four personalities with the task of laying the foundations for the "Agriculture – Innovation 2025" plan.

On Thursday 22 October 2015, Jean-Marc Bournigal, President of IRSTEA (National Research Institute of Science and Technology for the Environment and Agriculture), François Houllier, President of INRA, Philippe Lecouvey, Director of ACTA (which groups all agricultural technical institutes) and Pierre Pringuet, President of AgroParisTech,  presented the conclusions of their Agriculture – Innovation 2025 report to Stéphane Le Foll, Minister for Agriculture, the Food Industry and Forestry, Thierry Mandon Secretary of State for Higher Education and Research and Axelle LEMAIRE, Secretary of State for the Digital Economy.

300 consultations, 100 actions presented

More than 300 different actors were consulted during collective workshops and interviews: professionals from agriculture, research operators, actors in teaching and training, representatives from different industries, companies and competitiveness clusters, representatives of national and regional government authorities, not forgetting actors downstream in the different sectors and civilian society.

The recommendations in this report, organised into three priorities and nine areas, are then formulated through 30 projects broken down into around a hundred actions.  All aim to mobilise actors in research and innovation around major federative challenges: to stimulate agroecological and bioeconomic transitions, to foster open innovation and support training actions, to adopt all aspects of the digital sciences and encourage the growth of robotics, to mobilise biotechnologies and support biological control.

Already, the Ministers have asked that two new and innovative devices should be set up; the creation of "living labs" for Agroecology and the Bioeconomy, and the initiation of a portal for data and digital services to enable competitive, open and strong French agriculture. Furthermore, a symposium will be organised during the first quarter of 2016 to present the results of this report to the actors who were consulted.

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The recommendations of the report, organised into 3 priorities and 9 areas, are then formulated through 30 projects broken down into around a hundred actions.

The 3 priorities

  • Ensure that agriculture contributes to the mitigation of climate change
  • Permit the widespread development of new technologies
  • Federate all actors in research, experimentation and agricultural development in support of competitiveness
     

The 9 areas
Agroecology, Bioeconomy, Digital agriculture, Genetics and biotechnologies, Agricultural economics, Open innovation, Robotics, Biocontrol and Training.

To download the report in English (40 pages) click here     AI2025 Report (english version)
To download the press dossier in French  (14 Mo, 24 pages) click here  Press kit Agriculture - Innovation 2025 (french version)