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To improve your experience, we use cookies to store certain browsing information and provide secure navigation, and to collect statistics with a view to improve the site’s features. For a complete list of the cookies we use, download “Ghostery”, a free plug-in for browsers which can detect, and, in some cases, block cookies.

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These cookies are used by advertising agencies such as Google and by social media sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook. Among other things, they allow pages to be shared on social media, the posting of comments, and the publication (on our site or elsewhere) of ads that reflect your centres of interest.

Our EZPublish content management system (CMS) uses CAS and PHP session cookies and the New Relic cookie for monitoring purposes (IP, response times).

These cookies are deleted at the end of the browsing session (when you log off or close your browser window)

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For more information about the cookies we use, contact INRA’s Data Protection Officer by email at or by post at:

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INRA is a French public scientific and technical institution. Its statutes are published in the French rural and maritime fishing code (Code rural et de la pêche maritime) (Articles R831-1 et seq.).

Chief Executive officer: Mr Philippe MAUGUIN
Headquarters: 147 rue de l'Université, 75338 Paris cedex 07
Email contact: - Phone contact: +33 (0)1 42 75 00 00

Cirad is a French public industrial and commercial institution.

Chief Executive officer: Mr Michel EDDI
Headquarters: 42 rue Scheffer, 75116 Paris
Email contact: - Phone contact: +33 (0)1 53 70 20 00

IRD is a French public scientific and technical institution.

Chief Executive officer: Mr Jean-Paul MOATTI
Headquarters: 44 boulevard de Dunkerque, CS 90009, 13572 Marseille cedex 2
Email contact: - Phone contact: +33 (0)4 91 99 92 00

Montpellier SupAgro is a French public scientific, cultural and professional institution.

Executive officer: Mrs Anne-Lucie WALK
Headquarters: 2 place Pierre Viala, 34060 Montpellier cedex 2
Email contact: - Phone contact: +33 (0)4 99 61 22 00

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APE code: 7219Z
Intra-community VAT number: FR 57 1800700039

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APE code: 7219Z
Intra-community VAT number: FR 84 331596270

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Intra-community VAT number: FR 75 180006025

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APE code: 8542Z
Intra-community VAT number: FR 06 130002793

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Publication directors: Mr Philippe MAUGUIN, Mr Michel EDDI, Mr Jean-Paul MOATTI & Mrs Anne-Lucie WALK
Publication manager: Mrs Flavie VANLERBERGHE
Webmaster: Mr Pierre-Emmanuel GAY

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Phone: +33 (0)1 42 75 90 00