Previous Chairman of the EFI Board appointed as President of INRA

Prof.Dr François Houllier has been officially appointed on 27 July 2012 by the President of the French Republic as new President of INRA. Prof.Dr Houllier acted as Chairman of the EFI Board during 2004-2006 and was an EFI Board member since the year 2000. INRA, the National Institute for Agricultural Research, is a mission-oriented public research institution under the joint authority of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries. It is the second largest public research institute in France. INRA has 8488 staff members, 14 research divisions, 19 regional centres, strong scientific partnerships and a budget of €813 million.

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