The French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (INRAE) is a French public scientific and technological institution under the supervision of the Ministry of Education and Research and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Sovereignty.
INRAE was founded on January 1, 2020 merging the National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) and the National Institute for Research in Science and Technology for the Environment and Agriculture (IRSTEA).
INRAE uses an interdisciplinary, open approach to conduct cutting edge research that responds to pressing societal challenges. By mobilizing knowledge generated, INRAE supports innovation, public policy and connects famers, companies and citizens to sustainable solutions for people and the planet.
At the crossroads of food, the environment and agriculture, INRAE is one of the leading institutes in the world for researching themes that address the questions of our daily life, they are at the heart of challenges that concern us all: food security, climate change, preservation of biodiversity and resources, quality of life, such as :
- Climate change and risks
- Bioeconomy, circular economy
- Nutrition, overall health
- Society and territories
- Sustainable management
Role in TITAN:
INRAE is leading the WP5 which aimed to show the potential of a set of innovative digital technologies developed by and for the SMEs to increase transparency in the food chain to boost sustainability for producers and buyers.
INRAE is supervising 5 pilots which are creating solutions for Food authenticity, food fraud and food safety in order to develop recommendations to implement new technologies to increase transparency on food sustainability.
The 5 pilots are :
INRAE will ensure along the project that the pilote are working on an accessing clear and trustable information about the food production conditions and the quality control requirements in order to increase the sustainability food production and food chain processes (reducing food waste, avoiding disputes, increasing fair and ethical trade).
INRAE will describe recommendations for the FSC to increase transparency in the food supply, specifically for sustainability.