27.11.2013

French-Argentine seminar on agricultural Cooperation

The seminar was held in the framework of the cooperation agreements entered into by the INTA and French institutions of research and development in agricultural sciences

French-Argentine seminar on agricultural Cooperation

The Under Secretary of Institutional Coordination, Sergio Matheos, during his presentation at the closing ceremony.

The Under Secretary of Institutional Coordination of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation, Sergio Matheos, participated of closing ceremony of the French-Argentine seminar on Cooperation for Innovation: agriculture, territories and environment”, organized by the French Embassy in Argentina and the National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA) of the National Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries.

During his speech, the Undersecretary Matheos said that "the INTA is a model institution in their territorial presence throughout the country and in their diversity in terms of cooperation with other institutions: locally, regionally and internationally”. He added that "Agriterris is also an example to copy, an example of articulation between institutions to carry out joint works". "In the last 10 years, scientific activity was refocused in order to get a greater technology transfer and a more inclusive development at local and regional level".

The seminar, held in the framework of the cooperation agreement signed last year between the INTA and the International Association Agrópolis, discoursed on topics oriented to technology projects research of common interest for the development of sustainable farming systems. As a result, Labintex was presented, the virtual laboratory of INTA abroad, mainly aimed at the temporary establishment of INTA professionals in French institutions, to develop joint research projects, technological and institutional innovations.

The creation of the laboratory Agriterris was also announced, composed on the Argentine side by the INTA, the National University of Mar del Plata, the National University of the South and the National University of Plata; and by the French side by the National Institute for Agricultural Research, the University of Toulouse - Le Mirail and the National School of Agronomy of Montpellier - SupAgro The objective of this association is to develop joint activities of research, education and training in pursuit of rural development in Argentina and France, as well as encourage comparative studies between the two countries in the area of the agriculture activities, of the rural areas and of the rural development.

The meeting held in the auditorium of Alliance Francaise was attended by representatives of various French agricultural science institutes involved in the projects, officials from the French embassy, INTA authorities and members of the scientific and academic community.

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