Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (France).
INRA is the leading European agricultural research institute and one of the foremost institutes in the world for agriculture, food and the environment. This second largest public research institute in France was founded in 1946. It is a mission-oriented public research institution under the joint authority of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and the French Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. The research conducted at INRA concerns agriculture, food, nutrition and food safety, environment and land management, with particular emphasis on sustainable development.