INRAE is a research center that carry out excellent science in order to provide innovative solutions addressing global challenges, notably climate change, biodiversity and food security while at the same time enabling the much needed agroecological, nutritional and energy transitions. This research also serves policy making from regional to international levels, thereby contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals. With more than 250 research and experimental units (within 18 regional research centers and in 14 scientific departments), INRAE works in close cooperation with a wide range of external partners (farmers, industry groups, SMEs, NGOs, regional governments, higher education…) supporting a continuum between fundamental research and applied research and fostering a cross-disciplinary approach. INRAE also plays a major role in defining and aligning European research through its leading role within joint research programs and partnerships as well as by coordinating and participating in numerous European and international projects.

Role in the project

INRAE is involved in several WPs and leads the work aiming to define the dimensions of the Safe and Just Operating Space (SJOS) for EU livestock that will further provide the general frame for scenario assessment. INRAE contributes to the mapping of the current and potential impacts, externalities and role of livestock in Europe and to the elaboration of scenarios to be assessed within the SJOS. INRAE will work on the improvement of an assessment model referred to as MAFSEU that will combine AGMEMOD and CAPRI. INRAE will further contribute to the development of holistic methods and approaches, based on life cycle analyses (LCA) and its variants including nutritional and social LCA, to assess the impacts of livestock systems. Thanks to its expertise on public policies, INRAE will work on recommendations and advice on more effective tools for policymakers and other stakeholders.