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Since its inception, the Institute of Development Research has assembled scientific information regularly enriched on the South. It wishes to restore it to its partners, to share it with a broad audience interested in development issues and the tropical environment.
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Sciences au sud - IRD periodical
The Saharan cousin of Mediterranean olive trees remains largely unknown. However, this subspecies (called the Laperinne's olive tree) is of great interest for several reasons. IRD researchers and their partners showed that its longevity is ensured by its original vegetative reproduction. Extremely drought-resistant, this "relict" tree could act as a genetic resource to improve its domestic counterparts, provided conservation actions are implemented to prevent its disappearance.
427 - Malaria: a vector infecting both apes and humans
426 - Boom in jellyfish: overfishing called into question
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72,000 bibliographic references spanning 60 years.
Full-text search facility available on 42,000 articles.
18 000 cartographic references
2700 maps and atlases in digitised format.
A production of maps, atlas and CD-ROM published by the IRD
Videos online Channel IRD
The film of presentation of "Institut de Recherche pour le Développement" and of its activities.
- Mitigating Adverse Ecological impacts of open ocean fisheries January 2013 Learn more
Hubert the beetle
The water issue is one of the 21st century’s greatest challenges. Abundant but unequally distributed on Earth, this resource is today threatened by climate change and the dangers of overuse. Improving access to water, which is still suffering from glaring disparities, is one of the Millennium Development Goals.