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Délégation botswanaise au Muséum de Toulouse

30/07/22

Botswana archaeological delegation in Toulouse: seminar and field visits

From June 5-12 a delegation from the Botswana National Museum visited its French research partners in Toulouse and discussed archaeology, heritage, conservation, and Franco-Botswanese scientific collaboration.

Bannière Présidence française de l'Union européenne

01/07/22

FPEU | The IRD and the CNRS imagine a new partnership between Africa and Europe

Within the framework of the French Presidency of the European Union, the IRD and the CNRS organized on June 29 a hybrid event in Brussels, around the theme "Imagining a new scientific partnership between Africa and Europe".

Forêts humides - IRD le Mag'

20/06/22 - 24/06/22

Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress 2022 : IRD and CNRS are showing up!

The Sustainable Research and Innovation Congress took place on 20-24 June, 2022 remotely and in-person at Future Africa, the campus of the University of Pretoria, in South Africa.

Bannière Présidence française de l'Union européenne

08/06/22

FPEU|Imagining a new scientific partnership between Africa and Europe

As part of the French Presidency of the European Union (FPEU), the IRD and the CNRS are organising an event in Brussels on 29 June on the theme "Imagining a new scientific partnership between Africa and Europe".

Navire Marion Dufresne

14/04/22

The RESILIENCE cruise aboard the Marion Dufresne

The RESILIENCE oceanographic cruise will take place in the Indian Ocean from April 19 to May 24, 2022.

Alejandro Marin Menendez

06/04/22

A cycling researcher visits schools around the world

Scicling is a Public Engagement Initiative that brings cutting-edge science with an enthusiastic researcher to Secondary Schools around the world in a simple and sustainable manner: cycling. Our UMR MIVEGEC is supporting this initiative.

Drapeau Ukraine

10/03/22

Solidarity and support to the Ukrainian scientific community

Following the Marseille Conference, IRD fully endorses the call from European ministers for Higher Education and Research to strengthen international scientific cooperation around common values and principles.

Mise à feu des essarts en zone montagneuse, Laos

09/03/22

Black Carbon Webinar

On Friday 11 March, from 09:00 to 11:00 (French time), the third CoSavez-vous? scientific seminar will be held on the theme "Black Carbon: the dark side of human activity".

Une femme fumant du poisson sur un four dans la banlieue de Port-Bouet, Abidjan

25/01/22

Plus de poisson dans nos assiettes ? / More fish on our plates ?

On February 17, echoing the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture (#IYAFA2022), IRD and Cité des sciences et de l'Industrie introduce a public panel discussion, jointly led with South Africa.

Pacifique

22/12/21

Call for proposals - RERIPA project

In consortium with IRD (French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development), Pacific Islands Association of Non-Government Organisation (PIANGO – Fiji), Pacific Island Development Forum (PIDF – Fiji), Vanuatu Meteorology & Geo-Hazard Department (VMGD – Vanuatu), will facilitate the...

Watamu Mangrove

19/10/21

Project Mikoko: Kenyan scientists visit French partners in Montpellier

As the FSPI Mikoko on conservation and rehabilitation of the Kenyan mangroves is coming to an end (IRD-Cirad-Kenya Forest Service, coordination D. Williamson - J. Prosperi - J. Mwang'ombe), 3 young Kenyan scientists visited their partners in Montpellier (UMRs Espace-Dev and AMAP) and at Aix...

Embouchure du fleuve Amazone, acquisition au large de l'Amazone du 16 Octobre 2017

23/08/21

AMAZOMIX campaign: Impact of physical processes on the marine ecosystem at the mouth of the Amazon

A multidisciplinary team of 17 French and Brazilian scientists will embark from August the 27th to October the 8th on board of the ANTEA, an oceanographic vessel of the French Oceanographic Fleet operated by Ifremer. From Cayenne, the ship will head to Brazilian waters and explore the mouth of the...

Visualisation 3D de l’émergence des ovules d’Arabidopsis

21/07/21

Architecture modulates reproductive cells in plant ovules

Clonal reproduction through seeds, known as apomixis, occurs in nature but not in cultivated species. This alternative mode of reproduction has enormous potential for sustainable agriculture because it would allow direct fixation and conservation of genotypes of interest in crops. A recent study...

Laboratory

09/07/21

South African-French research cooperation fostering scientific excellence with bipartite agreement between the CNRS and Wits

South African-French research cooperation has brought scientific excellence a step further with the signing of a leading-edge bipartite agreement.

Paspalum notatum

05/02/21

Plants that defy generations at the heart of a European Union research programme

The Mechanisms of Apomictic Development (MAD) project, funded by the European Union and coordinated by Olivier Leblanc, an IRD plant geneticist, was launched last December. This Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (MSCA RISE) Action is being implemented under the Pillar 1...

Temperature inversion over the city of Grenoble, which places pollutants on the ground.

18/11/20

Air pollution: a new indicator for measuring health impacts

Researchers from IRD, the CNRS and UGA took part in a European study of sources of fine particulate matter that are harmful to health, coordinated by the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI, Switzerland). Their results, published in the journal Nature on 18 November 2020, reveal the harmful nature of...

Women cultivating sweet potatoes (recession crop) near Podor (Senegal)

08/10/20

Sweetpotato biodiversity can help increase climate-resilience of small-scale farming

Sweetpotato biodiversity can help increase climate-resilience of small-scale farming, according to the findings of a study undertaken by researchers from the French public research institution IRD, CIRAD, and the CGIAR center, the International Potato Center (CIP). The findings of this global...

Colobathristide bug (ordered Heteroptera), Pilchicocha (Ecuador).

21/09/20

Solving global challenges using insect research

IRD researchers and their partners have published a special issue in the Current Opinion in Insect Science journal. Using an interdisciplinary approach and based on examples from international research, they explain how insects can contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)...

Fall armyworm.

30/04/20

New bugs, found in Kenya, can help to control major maize pests

Insect pests, such as maize stemborers and fall armyworm, increasingly challenge food production around the world.

Coronavirus

23/03/20

Covid-19 : expertise and IRD's partnership against the pandemic

The experience of IRD researchers in intertropical zones provides valuable lessons in terms of pandemic analysis, epidemiology, treatment and public health policy orientation.