AGRO2010    The International Scientific Week around Agronomy

Montpellier, August 29 to September 03, 2010



Oral presentations
   S1 - “Agronomy for
  Sustainable Development”

   S2 - Parallel symposia
   S3 - ESA Division meetings
   S4 - "Innovation and
  Decision Support in

Media corner




© Montpellier Supagro

Day 4: Thusday September 2nd
La Gaillarde campus - Philippe Lamour auditorium


Chairs: Jean Boiffin (Research Director INRA & AFA President, France) and Florent Maraux (Annual Crop Systems Research Unit CIRAD, France)

S4: Innovation and Decision Support in Agriculture: Which Roles and Partnership for Research?


S.4.1: Plenary introductory session

Chairs: Jean Boiffin (INRA-AFA) and Florent Maraux (CIRAD)

Welcome by Etienne Landais (Director of Montpellier SupAgro)

Introduction by Jean Boiffin (AFA President)

Keynote speaker: Jean-Marc Meynard (Head of the Research Division 'Science for Action and Sustainable Development' INRA, France)
Innovative Design of Agricultural System

Keynote speaker: Harold Roy-Macauley (Director of Programs, West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development ,WECARD/CORAF, Sénégal)
Place of Agronomic Research in the Process of Innovation in Africa: Looking through the lenses of the CAADP


S.4.2.1: Parallel session “Europe”
Chair: Jean Boiffin


AGROCLIMA-SSP v1.1 a tool for Scientific Support to Policies for strategy assessment in agricultural systems under climate change scenarios (Margarita Ruiz-Ramos, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain)
SPACSS, a prototype for decision-makers aiming at designing cropping system distributions with stakeholders (Delphine Leenhardt, INRA Toulouse, France)
Designing innovative farming systems in catchments to limit diffuse pollution: development of a coupled model to assess farmer strategies in mitigation options implementation (Pierre Moreau, INRA Rennes, France)
Accompanying farmers in the search of technical alternatives for Organic Rice Production in Camargue, south of France (Santiago Lopez Ridaura, INRA Montpellier, France)

S.4.2.2: Parallel session “Africa”
Chair: Florent Maraux


Entrepreneurship as driver of a 'Self-Organizing System of Innovation': the case of NERICA in Benin (Dalohoun Daniel Nougbegnon, Africa Rice Center, Benin)
From Labs to Farms: Agronomic Research Outcomes Transfer (Marie Chave, INRA, French West Indies)
Market garden production systems in periurban area of Mahajanga. Determinants of agricultural practices of organic fertilizer for technical innovation (Heriniaina Ramahefarison, Laboratoire des RadioIsotopes, Madagascar)
Opportunities for enhancing crop yield in drought-prone south-east Zimbabwe (Chrispen Murungweni, Wageningen University, The Netherlands)


S.4.3: Plenary closing session

Chair: Bernard Triomphe (CIRAD, France)


Designing innovative cropping systems with stakeholders : how to begin? (Lorène Prost, INRA Grignon, France)
Which agronomic references for decision support tools? (Pierre-Yves Le Gal, CIRAD, France)
An agent-based simulator co-designed with farmers for sharing knowledge about land-water use and labour migrations in rainfed lowland rice (Christophe LePage, CIRAD, France)
Farmers’ learning processes in implementing low input field crop agriculture (Emilia Chantre, INRA Grignon, France)
A multi-actors experimental network to assess innovative arable cropping systems (Violaine Deytieux, INRA Breteniere, France)




Updated 30.09.10

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