National Agronomic Institute of Tunisia (INAT)
The National Agronomic Institute of Tunisia (INAT) was founded in 1898 and has trained, since its creation, more than 4000 agronomic engineers in several specialties (Vegetable Production, Animal Production, Fisheries and Environment, Crop Protection, Water and Forestry, Economy and Management of Agricultural Enterprises and Agri-Food Industry). It is an institute of Education and Research governed by both the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (IRESA) and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (University of Carthage). INAT conducts a training and research mission through innovation (Engineer, Master and PhD levels). These skills are used at the service of sustainable agricultural development, technological, economic and social progress, and the preservation of health and the environment. Thanks to its staff of research professors, which exceeds one hundred, INAT has forged cooperative and collaborative relations at national and international levels. So it was and is involved in several international projects and programs (AVICENNE, FP5, FP6, FP7, TEMPUS, ENPI, AUF, PISEAU, ANR) and bilateral (Tunisia-Tunisia, Tunisia-Spain, Tunisia-Italy, Tunisia-Belgium, Tunisia-South Africa, Tunisia-Algeria, Tunisia-Morocco, etc.).
The general objective of our Research Laboratory “Bio-aggressors and Integrated Protection in Agriculture” is the development and the implementation of integrated control strategies against the main pests, diseases and weeds affecting crops encompassing different approaches: cultural, organic (in particular by promoting the action of natural enemies), biotechnical and as last chemical resort. The research laboratory is positioned in the theme of sustainable agriculture and its challenges are the reduction of the use of chemicals, respect for the environment, the preservation of biodiversity (natural enemies and pollinators) and human health (that of the consumed by producing fruit free from residues and of the farmer by reducing his exposure to pesticides).
Institut National Agronomique de Tunisie, INAT
43, Avenue Charles Nicolle 1082 Tunis Cité Mahrajène
Laboratoire de Recherche LR14AGR02