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Research areas

Our network’s expertise is organised around five key scientific fields:

  • Plant biology: genetics and genomics, plant improvement, ecophysiology;
  • Biology of plant biotic interactions: plant diseases and pests, integrated crop protection, symbionts, population ecology;
  • Agro-ecosystems management
  • Sciences of food and non-food processing: management of processing technologies and quality of food and non-food products;
  • Social sciences and agriculture-societies interactions: governance of territories, effects of globalisation, public policy, local knowledge and farmers’ practices.