AGRINATURA is a new alliance formed by 30 European universities and research organisations working in agricultural research, education, training and capacity strengthening for development. 
The common interest of the member institutions is to support agricultural development in a sustainable manner in order to improve people’s lives.

Thanks to AGRINATURA’s unparalleled access to major research institutions and universities in Europe and the rest of the world, it is able to nurture scientific excellence through joint research, educational and training programmes and projects.


Latest news from members and partners


New findings in the genomes of African yams

CIRAD and INRA, in partnership with the NRI and the IITA, recently revealed the presence of badnavirus viral elements within the genome of African yams. This is a first for this tuber, which is widely grown in West Africa. Badnaviruses affect many tropical plants, causing sometimes serious diseases.


Building the Africa we want

The RUFORUM network celebrates 10 years as a network of universities and 22 years of addressing higher agricultural education issues in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa. Watch a RUFORUM documentary profiling their efforts in addressing small holder farmers Issues through Research and Training in Africa here!


NRI wins Times Higher Education Award showing truly international collaboration

The 10th Annual Times Higher Education Awards ceremony held in the evening of the 27th November saw NRI pick up the prestigious prize for International Collaboration of the Year for its flagship project Cassava: Adding Value for Africa (C:AVA) supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.




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