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Scientific fields

AgreenSkills fellows from different research areas – be it specific, disciplinary or multidisciplinary areas- contribute directly or indirectly to the scientific objectives of the Agreenium-IAVFF members .

Without discrimination in terms of disciplinary fields AgreenSkills welcomes fellows who freely propose their topics, construct their basic or targeted research projects and identify the laboratories they wish to work in.

In a spirit of openness and with the aim of attracting promising and talented researchers, AgreenSkills welcomes and support all kind of proposals and original projects.

Therefore, to encourage the broadest possible range of profiles within the large field agriculture, food, nutrition, environment and animal health and veterinary public health, the AgreenSkills continous call does not address specific topics, with the exception of the last year of the programme, when more targeted themes could be addressed to ensure a relevant balance of scientific topics.

The names of the scientific divisions of INRA and CIRAD provide a good overview and clear illustration of the types and extent of topics that are addressed by the Agreenium-IAVFF members. These topics may be applied in the context of industrialized, emerging and developing countries.

The topics are:

  • Plant Biology
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics
  • Plant Health and Environment
  • Environment and Agronomy
  • Animal Genetics
  • Animal Physiology and Livestock Systems
  • Animal Health and Veterinary Public Health
  • Biological Systems
  • Performance of Tropical Production and Processing Systems
  • Forest, Grassland and Freshwater Ecology
  • Microbiology and the Food Chain
  • Nutrition, Chemical Food Safety and Consumer Behaviour
  • Science and Process Engineering of Agricultural Products
  • Applied Mathematics and Informatics
  • Science for Action and Sustainable Development
  • Economy and Social Sciences, Agriculture and Food, Rural Development and Environment

The challenge of AgreenSkills is to evaluate proposals belonging to such different research areas. Reviewers are therefore categorized into 7 different panels which take into account the combination, mixing and levels of integration of the different subjects and the disciplinary categories.

Moreover, an application can be evaluated by members of different panels depending on the choice of the applicant and on the opinion of the scientific committee .

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