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In 2016, ICSA becomes France Futur Elevage

France Futur Élevage : a Carnot Institute for multi performing farming

L'Institut Carnot France Futur Elevage
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The French Ministry of Higher Education and Research recently announced the accreditation of the Institute Carnot France Futur Elevage, the successor of the Institut Carnot Santé Animal which benefitted from an excellent appreciation upon its 2015 evaluation.

From 2011 to 2015, The Institut Carnot Santé Animale (ICSA) was focused on animal health in farming. The results of the ICSA during this period included over 180 private partners of which one-third have an important activity abroad, an average of 125 signed contracts per year and 17 million euros of revenu from research contracts.

Today, the new Institut Carnot France Futur Elevage, which is a continuation of the ICSA fully benefitting from its experience, offers a larger scope of research in order to respond to the needs in innovation of animal husbandry companies.

France Futur Elevage combines the compentencies of the six actors of research and higher education establishments*, who are able to gain knowledge and propose innovations to the industry, with the three technical agricultural institutes dedicated to animal production (Idele, Ifip, Itavi) who are specialized in operational transformation into products, resources and tools proven in production conditions.

The animal production sector, which is currently going through an intense destabilized period, is awaiting innovative solutions to support a multi performing, sustainable and profitable breeding. France Futur Elevage is an answer to these expectations through three levers: health, nutrition and farming systems, and animal genetics. It will develop research on both the animal and the production scales.

Within this offer, companies will find precise answers to their specific needs for each of these three levers (health, nutrition, genetics). But the Institut Carnot may also conceive integrated, interdisciplinary solutions in response to more complex questions.

In order to support the scientific excellence of their laboratories, France Futur Elevage will finance each year research projects on select, precise or expert innovative piloting in farming while considering the evolution of the context (new scientific knowledge, innovation of research methods, new social economic or business stakes).

The Institut Carnot France Futur Élevage is essentially aimed at three economic sectors:

   › the veterinary pharmaceutical industry and biotechnology companies whose priorities are the identification of new vaccines and new treatments, the elaboration of new protocoles for a reasoned usage of existing medicines, the development of new diagnostic methods;
   › the animal feed and equipment industries, with new strategies for the optimization of digestibility and growth, preservation of welfare and limitation of the environmental impacts of farming;
   › breeders and the inter-branch organisation with the emergence of genomic selection applied to productivity objectives, robustness and control of the environmental impact of farming.

The Institut Carnot France Futur Elevage represents the strategic evolution of the the ex-ICSA, and will benefit from all acquired by the ICSA since its creation. Therefore it benefits from the approuved governing board, the high level of service professionalization and its relationship with its partners.

*Inra, AgroCampus Ouest, Cirad, INP-Ecole Vétérinaire de Toulouse, Oniris, Université François Rabelais de Tours