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Scientific fields

AgreenSkills fellows from different research areas, be it specific, disciplinary or multidisciplinary areas,  all contributed directly or indirectly to the scientific objectives of INRA and  Agreenium-IAVFF members  by addressing issues in the fields of agriculture, food, nutrition, and environment. 

Without discrimination in terms of disciplinary fields AgreenSkills programmes welcomed fellows who freely proposed their topics, constructed their basic or targeted research projects and identified the laboratories they wished to work in.

In a spirit of openness and with the aim of attracting promising and talented researchers, AgreenSkills programmes welcomed and supported 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 programmes continous call did not address specific topics.

The names of the scientific divisions of INRA and CIRAD provided a good overview and clear illustration of the types and extent of topics that were addressed by the AgreenSkills and AgreenSkills+ programmes.

  • 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

One of many challenges that the AgreenSkills and AgreenSkills+ programmes had to face was to evaluate proposals belonging to such different research areas. Reviewers were therefore allocated to 7 different panels taking into account the combination, mixing and levels of integration of the different subjects and the disciplinary categories.

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

AgreenSkills' fellows research topics

The heuristic map of the fellows research projects in terms of topics and disciplines.