BackgroundEstablished in 2007, Agropolis Fondation is committed to support and promote high-level research and higher education in agricultural sciences, with a focus on sustainability in temperate, tropical and Mediterranean regions. As a foundation for scientific cooperation, it funds cutting-edge science that is responsive to critical development challenges through an interdisciplinary and integrated approach to plant research. Working with about 400 partners overseas, its network of 37 research units (involving 1,500 scientists and 600 PhD students) in and around Montpellier specializes in plant research at various levels- from its genes to its environments to its final uses and societal issues.
MissionTo support and promote high-level research and higher education in agricultural sciences, with a focus on sustainability in temperate, tropical and Mediterranean regions.
Programme areasThe foundation's primary focus is on plants research:
• Genetics and genomics, plant breeding, eco-physiology
• Plant pests and diseases, integrates crop protection, population ecology
• Agri-food innovation
• Agri-environmental innovation and resource management
• Innovation processes and social management of innovation