UP CIRAD 103 - Agroecological functioning and performances of horticultural systems (HORTSYS)

Its research centres on the agro-ecology of horticultural systems and on supporting their ecological intensification.
It aims to build:
• our knowledge of the most promising agro-ecological processes (in particular soil remediation, push-pull mechanisms, physical barriers and the physiological functioning of plants and food webs within agro-ecosystems);
• a global participatory approach: eco-design, on various levels (cropping systems, production systems, territories and supply chains), which means conducting multi-criteria and multi-scale assessments, notably within the framework of life cycle assessments (LCAs).

Thematic : Biotechnologies, environmental sciences, synthetic biology, agronomy

Key figures :

40 staff members

Doctoral school(s)
DS 581 - Agriculture, food, biology, environment, health
Co-accredited institutions : Agreenium, Université Paris-Saclay, Université Paris-Est