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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.

Armadillo.

[Project] ConvergeAnt - An Integrative Approach to Understanding Convergent Evolution in Ant-eating Mammals

September 2016 - August 2021 South Africa

Travail des chercheurs sur le terrain, Tunisie

AR 2019 - IRD's network abroad and in the Overseas Territories

In 2019, the IRD network had a total of 36 representatives abroad, in the Overseas Territories and with international and European institutions.

Vue aérienne Haut-Atlas, Maroc

AR2019 - IRD across the world

The "door of no return" in memory of the slavery period in Ouidah, Benin.

[Project] SLAFNET - Slavery in Africa: a dialogue between Europe and Africa

July 2017 – July 2020 Kenya, Africa, Europe

Europe et international

Europe and internationally

The IRD is an essential scientific point of contact on the European and international scene and contributes to research programming, works in synergy with institutions, develops influence campaigns and mobilises development operators in order to support public policies.

Landscape of Reunion.

Research in Reunion Island

The Reunion office supports an intensive scientific activity around various topics, linked to the issues of sustainable development:

Coral barrier, Reunion Island.

Presentation of the IRD in Reunion Island

As a European tropical island territory, La Réunion has geostrategic assets for the Southern African, East African and Indian Ocean region, creating a favorable environment for growing research, development and innovation activities. The IRD office in La Réunion opened in 1987 to implement the first...

The MARECO card game.

Innovation and scientific culture in Reunion Island

The IRD's research thematics address global issues that touch everyone. In order to promote the results of their work and to share the scientific culture with the general public, especially with the youth, scientists are carrying out various actions to foster the dialogue between science and society...

Volcanic eruption in Reunion.

Partnership in Reunion Island

The IRD conducts research with multiple partners and encourages the creation of partnership tools such as joint mixed laboratories, young teams associated with IRD and research networks.