Idele is an applied research and transfer institute dealing with cattle, sheep, goats and equine farming. It is a non-profit, non-governmental R&D organization appointed by the French ministry of agriculture as technical center for agriculture (member of ITA network). It is managed by the professional livestock federations and was created in 1961. It aims to improve the competitiveness of herbivore farming and related value chains, while taking into account the diversity of national territories and livestock systems. Our R&D activities generate technical solutions to cattle, sheep, goat and equine livestock farmers, to value chains economic actors, complying with social issues such as animal welfare, traceability, environmental footprint. Our activities encompass: applied research, studies , technical assistance, and technology transfer, in the following fields: genetics, animal husbandry, environment, animal health and welfare, products quality, value chains and commodity chains economics, livestock systems, farm human resources, information systems, , international cooperation. For more information: http://idele.fr/linstitut-de-lelevage/in-english/who-we-are.html
With more than 200 masters of science and PhDs posted in 12 regional offices, 11 experimental farms, allied to the monitoring of a network of 2,000 commercial farms and fostering partnerships with technicians, advisors, scientific networks, it serves territories and livestock diversity, allowing for appropriate and efficient local solutions, in response to livestock industry operators’ concerns.