Scientific Conference : Adaptation of Agroecosystems to climate change

Global climate change is causing significant impacts on agro-ecosystems worldwide. Rapid changes in temperature and precipitation patterns, and the intensification of climatic extremes (e.g. heat waves, storms, droughts, etc.) threaten the medium-term viability of agroecosystems and sustainability of rural communities. In this context, it is essential to anticipate climatic risks in order to implement adaptation strategies for agriculture and forestry at various scales.

Ongoing research activities and collaborative projects between New Zealand (e.g. Crown Research Institutes), French research organisations (e.g. CNRS1, INRAE2) and universities aim to answer these questions for those two countries and in the Pacific territories. Institutionally, scientific cooperation between France and New Zealand on this topic has been consolidated with the agreement signed between Science NZ and INRAE.

The conference will be held

on the 30th of November and 1st of December 2022

at the University of Canterbury (Christchurch)

The conference will aim to:
• present research and share the knowledge between New Zealand and French teams working on climate change impacts and adaptation of agro-ecosystems;
• discuss issues & adaptation strategies for agriculture & forestry in both countries
• explore future joint research projects and initiatives on adaptation of agroecosystems to climate change.

The program will include key note presentations and scientific sessions on the first day (30 November) and a field trip to Waipara vineyards on December 1st.

More details on the program and location here

Register here now as places are limited!

This free event is organised by FAST! ( in collaboration with CNRS, INRAE, University of Canterbury, Science NZ and the French Embassy.

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