INRAE is a mission-oriented public research institute under the supervision of the French Ministries for Research and Agriculture, and carries out research in the fields of agriculture, food and the environment. As the leading agricultural research institute in Europe, and the second largest in the world for the number of its publications, INRA aims at ensuring healthy and high-quality food, competitive and sustainable agriculture and an environment that is preserved and developed, in the context of global climate change and a projected world population of 9 billion by 2050. INRAE maintains scientific partnerships with major scientific research institutes worldwide, universities, agronomy and veterinary schools, and is committed to take part in building the European Research Area.'