Climate – Third Global Science Conference on Climate-Smart Agriculture (Montpelier, March 16 to 18, 2015)

The Global Science Conference on Climate-Smart Agriculture, which begins in Montpelier, will bring together more than 500 participants from all continents. In partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, Agrifood and Forestry, the conference is being organized by French research institutes (notably INRA (French National Institute for Agricultural Research), CIRAD (Agricultural Research Center for International Development) and IRD (Institute for Development Research)), foreign research institutes, international institutions, including the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, and the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research.

In the run-up to the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, France underscores the key role that agriculture can play in the fight against climate disruption and in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Agricultural research and cooperation between research institutes in the North and South are key to meeting these challenges.

We are actively involved in this mobilization. French scientific institutions, grouped together within AGROPOLIS, an association that encompasses more than 2,700 researchers and teachers, represent one of the most important scientific communities in the world in this area.