The Institute Cycle

The Cycle of Planet A® Institute dedicated to Higher Education in Agriculture has for central objective to get a panel of high-level experts created, belonging to public and private sectors, a rethought culture of the role of Agriculture to meet the societal, climatic and geopolitical challenges we have to face.

It is structured around formats favoring sharing and experiential learning during:
  • Monthly seminars involving top-rank businesses : public and private managers, academic experts, journalists, unionists, etc., both French and Foreign ;
  • Group works : The participants will be divided into several work groups as from the start of the Cycle, with one or several topics to treat as proposed by the academic and professional experts and the Scientific Council to which they will have to propose concrete and sustainable solutions ;
  • Trips on the field to enable for exchanges of experiences between professionals ;
  • A study trip of 3 / 4 days according to the destination chosen.

The participants and their missions

Senior government officials, elected representatives, territorial officials, corporate executives from Agriculture and related sectors, personalities from the charity sector and NGO, journalists, professors, researchers, health professionals, economists, trade-unions, etc., as many professionals are invited to join the Cycle where they will experience a multi-discipline approach and methods in order to:
  • Deepen their knowledge and skills linked to societal challenges ;
  • Apprehend and understand the challenges and opportunities linked to a rethought Agriculture ;
  • Acquire the opening requested for the emergence and formulation of ideas and concrete, sustainable, multi-sectoral solutions internationally.
Ultimately, their mission will be to contribute to the reflection and production of relevant and sustainable solutions on a subject submitted by the Scientific Council, that they will collectively present at the International Forum.

The covered subjects

  • Agriculture: history, geopolitics and ethics
  • Management and preservation of resources, biodiversity and ecosystems
  • Agroecology, permaculture, aquaculture, etc.: the new forms of Agriculture
  • Smart Agriculture, big data and new technologies
  • Food transitions
  • Bio-economy, bio-refinery, and bio-resources
  • Agriculture and society: a new political and societal project
  • The emergence of new circuits and modes of production and distribution: a new Agriculture for new territories
  • Health and food safety