The IRD (Institut de recherche pour le développement) is a French research organism, original and unique on the European development research scene.
Emphasizing interdisciplinarity, the IRD has focused its research for over 65 years on the relationship between man and its environment, in Africa, Mediterranean, Latin America, Asia and the French tropical overseas territories.
Its research, training and innovation activities are intended to contribute to the social, economic and cultural development of southern countries.
19 March 2013
In 2010, a study revealed that the main agent of malaria in humans, called Plasmodium falciparum , arose from the gorilla. Today, the vector which transmitted the parasite from apes to humans has just been identified. A Franco-Gabonese research consortium has determined which species of anopheles ...
428 - The Sahara olive tree: a genetic heritage to be preserved
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Scientific publications, maps, IRD publications
The work of research scientists from the IRD are available in two online databases and on the site of the publications.
80 000 referenced publications
52 000 downloadable documents
18 000 referenced cartographic documents
2 800 downloadable maps
The IRD Editions are intended to publish the works of researchers of the institute and its main French and foreign partners on the issues of environment and development in the Southern countries.
Baaba and Yenghébane Islands - New Caledonia
Located at 1,500 km of Australia, and 20,000 km of the metropolis, the archipelago of New Caledonia covers a vast maritime whole of 1,740,000 km2, because of distance of certain islands. In certain zones isolated and mountainous, like here, at the north-western end of the Large Earth in Northern Province, on the islands of Poum, the question of the water provision arises particularly. The islands of Yenghébane and Baaba profit from a drain arriving of the island of Boat-Pass, but water always does not arrive in sufficient quantity. One thus recovers there also rainwater. Projects of improvement of the living conditions (desalination plant, distribution network) on these islands are in hand.
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