Biomae, a new start-up developed at Irstea, has just taken on 3 venture capitalists to help secure its business development and allow it to pursue its R&D projects. Biomae offers a tool for evaluating the quality of water courses.
Future PhD students : Irstea is now accepting applications for 24 PhD contracts. Applications accepted until May 13, 2015 inclusive. Apply now !
While technology embedded in machinery or installed directly on plots of land (or in the air !) can help farmers communicate with their fields, it can also be used to allow machines to send information to farmers. This is the EDEN project.
To improve fruit and vegetable production in West and Central Africa, Irstea and the Compagnie Fruitière signed a partnership agreement on February 26, 2015.
9 recommendations for the agricultural machinery project will be presented at a conference on Sunday, February 22 at SIMA (International Agricultural Business Show) with Stephane le Foll in attendance.
There is water on Earth. However, as P. Barthelemy points out, "The Earth is actually brown, dyed blue." He indicates that despite the planet's blue colour, easily accessible fresh water is very scarce. That's why it's so important to save, preserve and evaluate the resource, now and for the future. Irstea research is currently tackling this universal and practical issue.
Irstea, the National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture, is Public Scientific and Technical Research Establishment (EPST). Irstea consits of 9 sites in France.
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Irstea has been commissioned to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the agricultural equipment sector and to deliver support recommendations to encourage industrial innovation and development as part of the French industrial development and agricultural ecology project.