Agropolis Fondation coordinates a network of research units of high scientific excellence in “Agriculture and Sustainable Development”.
This multidisciplinary scientific network builds a continuum of scientific knowledge on plants: from the gene to the agro-ecosystem and the end use of plants, with recognised expertise on a very large number of plant species in temperate, tropical and Mediterranean regions. This network includes 41 research units located in Montpellier and its surroundings, but also in Reunion Island, with about 1 500 scientists and 600 PhD students.
Our network’s expertise is organised around five key scientific fields:
• plant biology
• biology of plant biotic interactions
• agronomy and management of agro-ecosystems
• sciences of plants transformation for food and non-food uses
• humanities and social sciences and agriculture-society interactions
The Foundation supports scientific projects that foster an integrated, multidisciplinary approach, to address plants in their multiple dimensions (from gene to plant community; from plot to agro-ecosystem; from field to plate; from local to global).
It primarily finances projects that combine temperate, Mediterranean and tropical issues, and make a significant contribution to the major challenges of sustainable development. It supports scientific and educational programmes that are innovative, federative, interdisciplinary and inclusive based on three cross-cutting areas: