23 Jan 2016
INRA began focusing on natural systems in 1964. It created forestry research stations in Nancy, Avignon, and Bordeaux and aquatic research stations in Biarritz and Thonon-les-Bains. This move shows that, as early as the 1960s, INRA was combining research in agronomy and forestry; in most other countries, the two disciplines were being studied at distinct research institutes. From this point forward, INRA focused on developing its regional research programmes.