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Isabelle Amsallem
Agropolis International


"les dossiers d'Agropolis International" - Special Partnership Issue, n° 26, September 2021,147 pages

"Agroecological transformation for sustainable food systems : Insight on France-CGIAR research"

This 26th dossier d’Agropolis is devoted to research and partnerships in agroecology.
Special France-CGIAR partnership


The French Commission for International Agricultural Research (CRAI) and Agropolis International, on behalf of CIRAD, INRAE and IRD and in partnership with CGIAR, has produced this new issue in the ‘Les dossiers d’Agropolis international’ series devoted to agroecology. This publication has been produced within the framework of the Action Plan signed by CGIAR and the French government on February 4th 2021 to strengthen French collaboration with CGIAR, where agroecology is highlighted as one of the three key priorities (alongside climate change, nutrition and food systems).


Who contributes to this issue?

Some 500 French and CGIAR agroecology scientistist and experts from around 100 national and international universities and research organizations from France (among others CIRAD, INRAE and IRD) and abroad and from all CGIAR Centers.
This Dossier is not meant to be exhaustive, the research examples presented reflect the diversity and dynamism of scientific and technological research at national and international levels.



"(...)I am impressed by the quality and number of contributions from researchers affiliated with both French and CGIAR institutions, often in collaboration, that shape the three parts of this document. I also applaud many contributions of auhors from some 70 partner institutions and organizations, thereby illustrating the hight commitment of all actors from the scientific community and beyond to agroecology research. This confirms the extend to which agroecology is now a key focus for hundreds of researchers, government representatives, developement service agents, professional agricultural organizations and the associative community on all continents worldwide. This also demonstrates the potential for bringing together farmer's practices and scientific outcome to generate unique and relevant knowledge and design relevant solutions to address challences at different scales.(...)"

Patrick Caron,
President of Agropolis International
Member of the ONe CGIAR Board


Agroecology thematic file Agropolis International


Cover illustration :

Pablo Scapinachis,

This document is published with the contribution and support of the French Ministry of European and Foreign Affairs, the French Ministry of Agriculture and Food, the Occitanie Region, the French Research Organizations (CIRAD, INRAE and IRD) and CGIAR.


Scientific Coordination :

  • Kwesi Atta-Krah (IITA),

  • Jean-Luc Chotte (IRD),

  • Chantal Gascuel (INRAE),

  • Vincent Gitz (CIFOR),

  • Etienne Hainzelin (CIRAD),

  • Bernard Hubert (INRAE, Agropopolis International),

  • Marcela Quintero (Alliance of Biodiversity International and CIAT),

  • Fergus Sinclair (ICRAF)


Editorial Coordination and Writing :

  • Isabelle Amsallem, Agropolis International, Montpellier

  • Bernard Hubert, INRAE, Agropolis International, Montpellier

What is in this Dossier?




1. Increasing the efficiency of
practices in order to reduce
the use of costly, scarce or
environmentally damaging

2. Substituting intensive external
input use by biodiversity-derived
ecosystem functions

3. Redesigning agroecosystems
on the basis of a new set of
ecological processes from farm
and landscape

4. Identifying and overcoming
constraints within food systems
to achieve agroecological
transitions at scale –
reconnecting producers and

5. Building a new global food
system based on equity,
participation, democracy and



How do I get the file?

DOI: 10.23708/fdi:010082500




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