Sustainable development at the heart of plant research
FSAA brings together researchers with complementary fields of expertise such as biochemistry, physiology, microbiology, cellular and molecular biology, soil physics and bioclimatology. They are able to combine their strengths to resolve numerous challenges related to the protection of plant species and the environment by studying interactions between plants, pests and beneficial organisms. Their studies make it possible to develop "optimal" crop management and phytosanitary approaches that are more reliable and respectful of the environment, to reduce production losses and to ensure better management of water and residual matter. The protection and restoration of natural environments, such as peatland, are also the focus of research conducted at FSAA, not to mention agroforestry which addresses biophysical and technical aspects as well as sociocultural and political issues. Work on the development, production and management of processes and irrigation equipment and/or fertilization completes the spectrum of expertise in this field.