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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 Ribeirinhos live in the heart of Brazilian Amazon between the forest and the tranquil waters of the Tapajós river. These descendants of the American Indians and Portuguese settlers are at the heart of major challenges involving the management and use of forest resources. Their presence in the Tapajós National Forest, a so-called "sustainable use" protected area has, in some villages, indirectly led to deterioration of their farming system and traditional practices. Researchers from the IRD and its partners reveal that local development projects and biodiversity conservation have promoted forest extractivism, to the detriment of subsistence activities that enable the Ribeirinhos to be self-sufficient in food.
436 - Between the water and fire of Peruvian volcanoes
435 - Peru: liver cancer like no other
"Suds en ligne" thematic dossiers
Malaria, also called paludism, is an infection caused by a parasite transmitted to humans by mosquitoes which kills more than a million people every year. This disease, one of the most lethal on the planet, threatens a third of mankind, mainly in the tropics. A major obstacle to development, malaria represents a true challenge for research.
Three protagonists are involved in the transmission of malaria: a parasite, a mosquito, and a human being. A mosquito, infected by a human carrying the parasite, infects in turn another human being, and so on. Transmission is hence not directly between people, except in the case of blood transfusions or from mother to child during pregnancy or childbirth.
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.
Scientific publications and maps
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18 000 cartographic references
2700 maps and atlases in digitised format.
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