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An aquaculture farm cage during feeding.

Aquaculture: a key element to food security in Africa

Freshwater and marine aquaculture have an extensive growth potential all across Africa and could contribute to feeding of the continent’s rapidly increasing population. However, the challenge is to find solutions to ensure seafood farming expands in a sustainable manner in the next years. The...

Abalone farm.

Aquaculture and Food Security - Follow-up on the webinar

Watch the webinar recording or download the speakers' presentations.

Abalone farm.

[Webinar] Ensuring food security in Africa through sustainable aquaculture

Did you think about where the last prawn or fish you ate came from? Chances are that they grew in an aquaculture farm! For a few years now, the majority of seafood we consume has not been coming from fisheries.

Daily life in Madagascar.

Scientific stopovers on the coastline of the Indian Ocean

Imagine yourself travelling along the coasts of the Western Indian Ocean… From the Cape of Good Hope to Zanzibar, via the long beaches of Mozambique and the Reunion Island idyllic lagoons, to the mangroves of Madagascar, Tanzania and Kenya. These shores do not only inspire tourists forced into...

Coronavirus

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.

Breeding Aedes mosquitoes in laboratory.

[Project] TIS AEDES OI - Implementation of the Sterile Insect Technique in the Indian Ocean

February 2019 - March 2021 Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Reunion

An aquaculture farm cage during feeding.

[Project] AfriMAQUA - Sustainable marine aquaculture in Africa

International Research Group-South (GDRI-Sud) 2019 - 2022 Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mauritius, Namibia, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania

Daily life in Madagascar.

[Project] DiDEM - Dialogue between science and decision-makers for an integrated management of marine and coastal environments

July 2020 – July 2023 Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Tanzania