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CGIAR is a global research partnership for a food-secure future. CGIAR science is dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources and ecosystem services. Its research is carried out by 15 CGIAR centers in close collaboration with hundreds of partners, including national and regional research institutes, civil society organizations, academia, development organizations and the private sector.
Founded in 1962, the CIHEAM is a Mediterranean intergovernmental organisation devoted to sustainable agriculture and fisheries, food and nutrition security and rural and coastal development. It is composed of 13 member States (Albania, Algeria, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey) and operates through its 4 Institutes based in Bari (Italy), Chania (Greece), Montpellier (france) and Zaragoza (Spain) and a General Secretariat based in Paris.
CIRAD (French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development) is a public establishment (EPIC) under the joint authority of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development. Its activities concern the life sciences, social sciences and engineering sciences, applied to agriculture, the environment and territorial management. Its work centres on six main topics: food security, climate change, natural resource management, reduction of inequalities and poverty alleviation.
The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. The OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. We work with governments to understand what drives economic, social and environmental change. We measure productivity and global flows of trade and investment. We analyse and compare data to predict future trends.
ICSTI, The International Council for Scientific and Technical Information, offers a unique forum for interaction between organizations that create, disseminate and use scientific and technical information. ICSTI’s mission cuts across scientific and technical disciplines, as well as international borders, to give member organizations the benefit of a truly global community. ICSTI will address the drivers for change and undertake initiatives of direct relevance to current and future scholarly communication concerns.
The research conducted by INRA scientists has two main aims: 1) to expand current knowledge and 2) to respond to society’s major challenges. The institute’s work thus has tangible benefits for the sectors of agriculture, industry, and service.
The need to fight animal diseases at global level led to the creation of the Office International des Epizooties through the international Agreement signed on January 25th 1924. In May 2003 the Office became the World Organisation for Animal Health but kept its historical acronym OIE. The OIE is the intergovernmental organisation responsible for improving animal health worldwide. It is recognised as a reference organisation by the World Trade Organization (WTO) and in 2017 has a total of 181 Member Countries.
The University of Bordeaux Segalen (formerly University of Bordeaux 2) is one of the two major scientific Universities of Bordeaux, which are presently merging with the Universities of Bordeaux 3 (Letters), Bordeaux 4 (Law) and several Institutes to form a single entity, the University of Bordeaux. The University of Bordeaux Segalen (UB2) has a very strong background in neurosciences, cancer research and medicine, plant physiology and in viticulture/oenology.
IFV conducts studies of general interest for the whole French wine industry, on topics such as plant material, vine growing, vineyard management, winemaking and marketing. The Institute carries out researches on several experimental sites spread all over the French vineyards. IFV also helps the SMEs to elaborate technical references necessary for their progress and competitiveness. The equipment of the experimental centers allows specific studies to test innovations in Viticulture and Winemaking.
IRSTEA (previously known as CEMAGREF) is a French public research institute devoted to agricultural and environmental engineering. It is split in three departments covering water and land management, and agricultural issues. Among them, the “Ecotechnologies” Department is involved in technological developments for sustainable agricultural systems. The ITAP (Information and Technology for Agro Processes), located in Montpellier, is a joint laboratory with AgroM, the French Faculty of Agronomy, which is a world-wide leader in viticulture.