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DURAS Project Management


agriculture • food • environment

Agropolis groups research and higher education institutions in Montpellier and the Languedoc-Roussillon region, in partnership with foreign and international institutions, regional authorities and business, aiming at the economic and social development of Mediterranean and tropical regions.

This scientific complex, with the vocation of an international agricultural university, forms a huge potential of scientific and technical expertise: 2,000 researchers, teachers and technicians in more than 200 research units in Montpellier and the region and 500 scientists working in 60 countries.

Relaying on its centres of expertise, Agropolis International addresses the major scientific, technological and economic challenges of agricultural development:
• Agronomy and Mediterranean,
and tropical agricultural production sectors,
• Biotechnology and food technology,
• Biodiversity, natural resources and ecosystems,
• Water, environment and sustainable development,
• Rural development and societies,
• Genomics and plant and animal integrative biology,
• Food and health,
• Food quality and safety.

Agropolis International
Avenue Agropolis
F-34394 Montpellier CEDEX 5
Tel : +33 (0)4 67 04 75 75; Fax : +33 (0)4 67 04 75 99

Last update: 04/04/07

DURAS is a GFAR-Agropolis International project supported
by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs through its Priority Solidarity Fund (PSF).
It aims to contribute to strengthening the involvement and enhancing the scientific potential
of southern stakeholders in agricultural research for sustainable development (ARSD).
This three-year project covers 49 countries from Africa, Near East and some parts of Asia
that are listed in France’s Priority Solidarity Zone (PSZ).

DURAS Project Office Cellule du Projet Agropolis International | Avenue Agropolis F-34394 Montpellier CEDEX 5 | duras@agropolis.fr
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