INRAE, the National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food, and the Environment, was created on January 1, 2020. It resulted from the merger of INRA (the National Institute for Agricultural Research) and Irstea (the National Institute for Research in Science and Technology for the Environment and Agriculture).

INRAE collaborates with the Mission for Science and Technology to strengthen its relationships with research laboratories and academic institutes in North America.

Its ambition is to address challenges that transcend geographical and sectoral boundaries, in partnership with its counterparts in the United States and Canada, using research, innovation, and support for public policies along with research instruments. These approaches must be interdisciplinary, encompassing the three foundational pillars of food, agriculture, and the environment to integrate their interactions. By proposing new directions for the emergence of sustainable agricultural and food systems through research, innovation, and support for public policies, INRAE aims to provide solutions for life, humanity, and the planet.


Gonçalves de Souza

INRAE Representative
Embassy of France in the United States
Washington, DC 20007

[email protected]