Who we are
ARVALIS - Institut du vegetal is an applied agricultural research organization dedicated to arable crops : cereals, maize, sorghum, potatoes, fodder crops, flax and tobacco. It was founded by farmers and dedicates its expertise to the creation of production systems that combine economic competitiveness, adaptation to changing markets conditions and environment protection. It considers technological innovation as a major tool to enable producers and agri-companies to respond to societal challenges.
The Institute has effective means through 27 local sites in France, with a broad range of activities. It operates at the field scale from pre-sowing to post-harvest stages. ARVALIS works in strong relations with breeders and inputs firms (seeds, nutrients and phytochemicals), as well as feed, food and non-food industries. As an applied research institute, it interfaces with French and international basic research infrastructures such as INRA (French National Institute for Agricultural Research), IRSTEA (National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture), and Universities (collaborating through various research projects), and the development organisms such as Chambers of Agriculture and economic operators (co-ops…).
Over its 27 sites, and in collaboration with its partners, ARVALIS is developing technical and economic solutions, while also innovating and ensuring their dissemination to farmers and advisors. Its studies focus on agronomy, plant knowledge, modelling, biotechnology, crop management and protection, agri-environmental schemes, precision farming, agricultural machinary, digital applications, harvesting and storage, economy, and agricultural markets in the institute scope.
R&D Activities of ARVALIS : a focus on the site of La Jaillière at the very heart of crop - livestock farming systems