ACTA, head of the Agricultural Technical Institute network

With a team of 40 people, ACTA provides:

  • Coordination of the ATI network on cross-sector scientific and technical issues
  • Collective transfer and promotion of ATI work, particularly with policy makers and the press
  • Support for network members (legal, administrative)
  • Publication and distribution of specialised literature, including the annual ACTA Index Phytosanitaire (a plant health index)
  • The sale of benefits and services (training, expertise, trials under contract, legal administrative services, accounting etc.)

ACTA has a specialised IT company, ACTA Informatique, which offers services tailored to the needs of network members.

The ACTA team includes project managers able to enthuse partner networks, vital for generating creativity, which is the source of innovation.


ACTA in numbers:


  • More than 50 years of existence
  • 40 employees
  • Budget: €5.7 million
  • More than 50 R&D projects underway
  • More than 20,000 copies of the Phytosanitary Index sold annually
  • More than € 1.7 million in sales and services
  • 1 limited liability IT company 

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