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A website to discover everything about systems experiments at INRA!

Systems experiments consist in designing and evaluating innovative farming systems which can respond to challenges that may be environmental (reducing inputs, preserving water and soil resources, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, maintaining biodiversity, etc.), economic (viability of systems) or social (impact on the organisation of work).

Bande fleurie de bleuets dans un champ d’orge. Thiverval-Grignon (78).
Projet Gargamel – Gestion agroécologique des ravageurs de grandes cultures à l’aide de mélanges floraux. Coordination : A. Gardarin, UMR Agronomie (Inra, AgroParisTech).. © INRA, Paola Salazar
By Ludovic Piquemal
Updated on 06/28/2018
Published on 04/10/2018

Arable crops, mixed farming, livestock farming (including apiculture), viticulture, market gardening, arboriculture and forestry… if all types of agricultural production are taken together, then INRA is currently working on 32 systems experiments in its research units and experimental facilities. The aim is to explore new options to produce better and more sustainably.

INRA has just put online a dedicated website to present the range of its systems experiments to the broadest possible audience (farmers, research scientists, partners, general public, etc.). The website results from the "Exyst" mission in which three of the Institute’s Divisions were involved (Environment and Agronomy (EA); Animal Physiology and Livestock Systems (PHASE); Science for Action and Development (SAD).

All systems experiments can be accessed via a dynamic map of France. It is possible to obtain a detailed description of each experiment, with explanations of all the scientific approaches that underpin its implementation.

Scientists also have an opportunity to intervene! One section provides access to the results of the seminar on “Which research in INRA’s systems experiments? which was organised in Poitiers in May 2017.

Find out more

Website for the "Exyst" mission