Birthday of Walloon Agricultural Research Centre

150 years at the service of agriculture & society

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150 years of existence, 12 works

Produce
Produce

Produce

Produce and evolve: from horse to robot, precision mechanisation and production methods for greater efficiency, profitability and respect for the environment

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Explore
Explore

Explore

Explore and master new technologies to exploit their potential while measuring and managing risks

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Authenticate
Authenticate

Authenticate

From detecting sand in fertilisers in 1872 to detecting horse meat in lasagna in 2013 and counterfeit pesticides in 2022, always at the forefront of analytical techniques to help farmers and consumers

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Improve
Improve

Improve

Cereal production that is ever more efficient and more respectful of the environment thanks to 52 years of co-coordination of the 'White Book on cereals

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Innovate
Innovate

Innovate

Innovating for ethical and sustainable animal production

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Analyse
Analyse

Analyse

From conventional chemical methods to infrared spectrometry for rapid and non-destructive analyses of the quality of agricultural production

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Save
Save

Save

50 years of safeguarding old varieties and enhancing new varieties resistant to diseases and climate change

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Breed
Breed

Breed

100 years of continuous improvement of cereals, potatoes and fruits

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Protect
Protect

Protect

Plant pests and diseases have always evolved. For 100 years, researchers have been providing answers and solutions!

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Observe
Observe

Observe

Support the decision with increasingly fast and accurate observation tools

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Perpetuate
Perpetuate

Perpetuate

60 years of experimentation to develop innovative Cropping Systems that meet the challenges of farmers and society

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Advice
Advice

Advice

150 years of service to the agricultural sector in the form of advice, analyses and supply of reproduction material

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Future challenges to which CRA-W must contribute

Reduce

Agriculture that does without synthetic chemicals

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Combat

Agriculture active in combating climate change

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Ensure

Intelligent agriculture (smartfarming) ensuring the well-being of farmers and respect for the expectations of the citizen-consumer

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Develop

Agriculture integrated into ecosystems and a player in sustainable development

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