In the context of climate change, population ageing, globalization and evolution of societal expectations in France and in the EU, three scientific issues are associated with VetAgro Sup’s agronomic and veterinary public-health mission.
The first line of research aims to support the transition in agri-food and agricultural production systems. The production systems necessarily have to evolve, especially in regards to agro-ecology principles, but also and have to be in line with a sustainability approach, meet societal expectations and upcoming challenges.
The second line of research aims to manage health hazards. The climate change, the development of means of transport and the natural environments transformation leads us to take into account emerging health hazards, in particular zoonotic agents on our territories. Moreover, in our society, consumers expect a high nutritional, sensory and sanitary quality in foods.
The third line of research aims to promote life quality and fight human and animal disabling diseases. With longer life expectancy and the development of therapeutic arsenal, the societal issue is to preserve the quality of life of ageing or sick individual. The evolution of the animal’s status also leads us to take its health and welfare into consideration.
The VetAgro Sup scientific policy aims to:
- Focus research means on its agronomic and veterinary public-health mission, in a global change environment, on three main areas: the transition of agricultural and agri-food production systems, health risk management, the promotion of life quality and fighting disabling diseases.
- Go into partnership with universities and research organizations in an “all research unit” strategy.
- Value scientific and medical human resources as well as devices and technological platforms, for the benefit of a better legibility of VetAgro Sup’s research.
In the framework of those three lines, our teams especially work on the topics of:
- Low mountain territories, peri-urban areas
- Grazing farming systems, grasslands
- Local food products consumption
- Interactions between livestock breeding and sanitary condition
- Interactions between plants and their biotic and abiotic microenvironment
- Livestock, pets and sport animals
- Bacteriological contamination of food
- Zoonotic portage and infections vectorization
- Control of populations, rodents and wildlife
- Induced and spontaneous animal modes engineering, translational medical research