Founded upon the simple idea of ‘Think Global, Act Local’ for agro-ecological transition, the project involves the unique alliance between three players essential to our success: AllEnvi (National Research Alliance for the Environment, France), A Rocha international (France), which has been working for nature conservation for more than 40 years, and Oriskany Research (Luxembourg) which has been involved in agroecology research for four years, in particular in collaboration with INRA (France).
To drive the project, the proposed organization is split into two distinct responsibilities, that mutually reinforces each other:
The manager of the ‘Think Global’ part is AllEnvi (National Research Alliance for the Environment), in collaboration with Oriskany Research GAP Labs Project (Luxembourg).
At the heart of the national research strategy, a strong and coordinated scientific community is gathered to meet societal environmental challenges. On the four major issues of Food, Water, Climate and Territories, AllEnvi plays a role in coordinating and programming research to create a dynamic of scientific excellence and interdisciplinary and transversal cooperation and to promote a society able to meet the ecological transition challenges. AllEnvi pools the expertise of research organizations, universities and schools in the field of environmental sciences by mobilizing a community of nearly 20,000 scientists. AllEnvi is one of five thematic research alliances. It was created in February 2010 at the initiative of 12 founding members: BRGM, CEA, CIRAD, CNRS, CPu, Ifremer, Ifsttar, INRA, IRD, Irstea, Météo France and theFrench National Museum of Natural History.
Marc Chaussade, Graduate of the French École Normale Supérieure, PhD, Executive Director of Consortium for Thematic Valuation of the National Research Alliance will coordinate studies with the assistance of a PhD student in socio-economic science.
The manager of the ‘Act Local’ part is International (France), in collaboration with Oriskany Research GAP Labs Project (Luxembourg). A Rocha is an international organization that works for the conservation of nature. Today, A Rocha has operations in 20 countries on five continents. A Rocha oversees the Domaine des Courmettes (620 ha) in the Alpes-Maritimes where the life-size experiment will be conducted.
Jérémie Zerbib, Université de Bourgogne, Researcher in agroecology (Ph. D, jury congratulations) on the interactions between plants, microbes and the environment within the Joint Research Unit (UMR) Agroécologie/INRA 1347/Agrosup/Universitéde Bourgogne in Dijon.
Jérémie will be assisted by:
Laurent Zerbib, R&D engineer, Director of Research in Oriskany Research Labs. Co-Founder of MycoNature™ Agroecology Project. Ecological design and environmental design that develops sustainable architecture and self-maintained agricultural systems modelled from natural ecosystems.
Didier Smadja, R&D engineer, Director of Research and Technologies in Oriskany Research Labs.
Fréderic Baumann, Director of agroecological projects and member of ‘A Rocha France’ team (Les Courmettes).
Marie Zerbib (1992), Master’s degree at the French École Normale Supérieure. Dr. (PhD, jury congratulations) in Food Biochemistry and Physicochemistry on the impact of flavanol glycolization on tannin biosynthesis. Student at the National Diploma of Oenology (DNO). Researcher for the study of the ecological transition for a large vineyard in the south of France (Bandol).
Hugo Bonnaffoux (1991), Master’s degree at the French École Normale Supérieure. Dr. (PhD 2019, jury congratulations) in Biochemistry and Food Physicochemistry on the elucidation of new precursors and the role of enzymatic mechanisms in their revelation and/or interconversion. Student at the National Diploma of Oenology (DNO). Researcher for the study of the ecological transition for a large vineyard in the south of France (Cassis).