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AKER

- Future Investment Project managed by the National Research Agency (ANR) in France.
- In partnership with the INRA and ten other organizations (schools, agricultural development organizations, trade unions, research organizations, seed producers ...).

AKER's goal is to improve productivity of sugar beet by doubling by 2020 the annual growth rate of its sugar yield per hectare. This project will make accessible improved varieties to farmers, which will increase competitiveness of the French industry
to meet the expectations of the global market.

Within this project, ITB is in charge of the "development of new phenotyping tools".
(see www.aker-betterave.fr)

AKER is an innovative program that covers both research, development and training.

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