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The Ecological Impacts of Plant Production Innovations (Eco-Innov) research support unit's mission is to lead an cross-disciplinary research and development community, both within INRA and in partnership with other French and European research organisations, all focused on innovation processes. Its activities concerns the design and evaluation of technical and organisational innovations in plant production (genetically modified organisms, integrated crop protection, crop diversification) and has three objectives :
- to produce generic methodologies to undestand and predict the ecological impacts of innovations in plant production at the scale of ecosystems and landscapes;,
- to design and compare innovative production systems that integrate the objectives of sustainable development;
- to improve the a priori and a posteriori assessment of innovations and to develop tools and procedures in support of public action.

This mission takes the form of coordinating and managing research projects and research and development networks on the following areas:

  •     Modelling of biological flows at the scale of agricultural landscapes ;
  •     Modelling of landscapes and agricultural areas in order to study of agro-ecological processes;
  •     Design and assessment of innovative cropping systems for plant production ;
  •     Analysis of barriers and levers to the diversification of cropping systems.