INRA is a scientific and technological public institution involved in the field of Agricultural Research. INRA, more specifically is involved in:
- Working for the public interest while maintaining the balance between research requirements and societal claims;
- Producing and disseminating scientific knowledge and innovations, mainly in the fields of agriculture, food trade and the environment;
- Contributing to expertise, training and promoting scientific and technical culture and the science and society public debate.
TSV Research Unit
(Social and Political Transformations related to Life Sciences and Life Forms)
The TSV research Unit was created within the National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) in January 2003. It brings together about 20 members (researchers, post-docs and PhD students) from different disciplines: sociology, history and philosophy.
The main aim of TSV is to analyse changes in the regimes of production of knowledge in the life sciences and related transformations in forms of government as well as in market mechanisms.
The TSV research Unit is an associated laboratory of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS). It is a member of the European Network of Excellence PRIME and of the Paris Federation on Research, Innovation and Society (IFRIS).