French Consortium for Research and Education in Agriculture, Food, Animal Health, and the Environment (AGREENIUM)
Frédéric Lapeyrie, Director General, joined AGREENIUM, the French consortium for agrosciences higher education and research, linking eight major organizations in France, in September 2013. Dr. Lapeyrie has a Doctor in Sciences degree and is research director at the French National Institute for Agronomic Research (INRA). He has been investigating the physiology of mycorrhizal symbiosis in forest ecosystems for more than 20 years, publishing around 80 scientific papers. He was the president of INRA research center in Nancy (France) for eight years, building European and international partnerships among forest research organizations. From 2010 to 2013 at the French Ministry for Higher Education and Research he was in charge of the European research program (Knowledge-based Bioeconomy) as well as Executive Secretary for the Commission for International Agricultural Research.
Session 5C: Capacity Development and Institution Building for National Agricultural Innovation Systems