On 1 January 2020, the National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) and the National Institute for Research in Science and Technology for the Environment and Agriculture (IRSTEA) merged to become a single research institute: INRAE. It was officially launched this Thursday, January 9, 2020 in the presence of Didier Guillaume and Frédérique Vidal, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation.

Irstea and INRA become INRAE