ACTA's mission

Bringing together, revitalising and defending agricultural technical institutes to enhance their unique know-how both in France and internationally. Connecting people and knowledge to accelerate innovation and improve the competitiveness of the plant and animal production sectors. Through each institute, through each economic and political stakeholder, ACTA is building the agriculture of tomorrow, multi-functional, more sustainable and more competitive.

The globalisation of trade, social and environmental constraints, the challenges of climate change and energy conservation, and the safety and the health of populations require new policies to provide solutions to these societal problems and to create opportunities which enable businesses to innovate for today, tomorrow and the future.

Research and development is the key lever for meeting the need for economic competitiveness in agricultural and food systems, and meeting the expectations of society through a collective and global vision.

An authentic go- between for different stakeholders in the sectors, ACTA contributes, at its level, to accelerating innovation.

ACTA's actions are focused on:


  • Exploring new ideas
  • Establishing collective work plans and joint research projects
  • Organising transversal scientific programmes
  • Evaluating its own programmes


Like a double helix, ACTA teams combine scientific know-how and organisational and facilitation expertise: two qualities necessary to ensure that innovations can be successful and result in added value for the sectors.