The French Academy of Agriculture visited the French Rice Center in Arles on the 7th and 8th June 2018. The Camargue rice production and the different activities of the French Rice Center were presented to the 17 academy member attendants as well as new opportunities for the future (alternative practices, drones, new herbicides). This was an excellent opportunity for Dr Arnaud BOISNARD to introduce them the salinity issues for crop production in Camargue and the objectives and the first results of the Neurice project.