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).
40 staff members