National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment
147 rue de l'université
75338 Paris Cedex 07, France
INRAE is France's new National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment, created on January 1, 2020, It was formed by the merger of INRA, the National Institute for Agricultural Research, and IRSTEA, the National Research Institute of Science and Technology for the Environment and Agriculture.
According to the official decree announcing its creation (n° 2019-1046 du 10 octobre 2019), INRAE has the following missions:
"to carry out, organise, and coordinate, on its own initiative or in response to a governmental request, all types of scientific and technological research in the domains of agriculture, food, forestry, the environment, water resources, biodiversity, the bioeconomy, the circular economy, the sustainable management of regions, and risk management in the specialised fields of research mentioned above."