At the Paris International Agricultural Show today, Roger Genet, Director General of ANSES, and Michel Eddi, President Managing Director of CIRAD, signed a five-year framework partnership agreement. The two organisations are thus strengthening their numerous existing collaborations to improve knowledge of pathogens and pests and their vectors in the fields of animal health, plant health and food.
In view of the synergies in their missions, ANSES and CIRAD have a long history of developing numerous partnerships, mainly through joint research projects and collaborative expert appraisals in the fields of plant and animal health. In a context where all stakeholders are making major efforts to develop sustainable production and food models, ANSES and CIRAD have decided to further combine their scientific expertise in areas of key importance to health.
The framework partnership agreement signed today will enable them to pool their research and expert appraisal activities in order to better understand, identify and monitor hazards affecting animal health, plant health and food. This partnership will be implemented through numerous collaborative projects with the following objectives:
(*) Characterise pathogens and pests (pathogenicity, virulence, resistance, species barrier, toxinogenicity, etc.) Develop methods for their monitoring and epidemiological surveillance Work together on international health monitoring within national epidemiological surveillance platforms for animal and plant health
(*) Develop knowledge and tools for identifying and characterising vectors and pests (transmission, resistance,
etc.) affecting animal, plant and human health, and for their surveillance
(*) Contribute to work and initiatives to reduce the use of antibiotics in livestock farming Preserve diversity and develop biological resources.
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