We are doing science for policy
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
Today the JRC signed a five-year agreement with the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) to reinforce cooperation in the fields of agriculture and climate change research.
The JRC and INRA will work together to support efficient policies and to ensure that findings and discoveries generated under this agreement are used in ways most likely to benefit the public.
The areas of collaboration will include:
The partners have already identified five specific projects that they will work on in these fields.
The first one assesses the use of innovative technologies and systemic innovations and their impacts on agricultural productivity, ecosystems and the environment.
Through this work, the JRC and INRA aim to improve and exchange knowledge, generate and exchange data, develop methodologies and evaluate the contribution of innovation and technologies in the fields of agriculture and climate change.