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[Video] Immersion in the fight against zoonotic and animal diseases in Zimbabwe
Scientists from IRD, CIRAD and the University of Zimbabwe set up training courses and research projects to strengthen the country's autonomy in the face of animal and zoonotic diseases, via the CAZCOM project. Meet them in the field, in this video!
Enhancing sustainable marine aquaculture practices via a strong South African-French partnership
On 19 February, H.E. Aurélien Lechevallier, Ambassador of France to South Africa, visited the Marine Research Aquarium in Cape Town, a key place for the South African – French partnership in aquaculture research. He met with researchers and praised their efforts to ensure sustainable aquaculture...
[Project] CROCO - Coastal and Regional Ocean COmmunity model
International Research Group – South February 2021 – February 2024 South Africa, Mozambique, Colombia, Chili, Côte d’Ivoire, Mexico, Peru, Senegal, Tunisia, Vietnam
4 facts on the NRF partnership with the French Research institutes
The IRD, the CNRS and CIRAD, three French public research organisations working together in a joint office in Pretoria, just renewed their agreement with the South African National Research Foundation.
CNRS call - International Research Projects in Humanities and Social Sciences
The 2021 International Research Project call launched by the Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences is open until 9 April 2021.
Wits and CNRS expand partnership with a joint PhD programme
The University of the Witwatersrand launches a joint call for PhD scholarships together with the French leading research organisation, giving the opportunity for students to conduct their research in both South Africa and France.
[Video] SciChat #2 - Meet Brett Macey
For this second video with IRD and CNRS researchers and partners in the region, we met Brett Macey, an aquaculture specialist.
CNRS call - Support Action for collaborations with Sub-Saharan Africa
In the framework of its African roadmap, the CNRS launches a call for supporting collaboration projects between CNRS research units and research organisations from Sub-Saharan Africa.
An Online Academic Conference Exploring the Human-Elephant Relationship
From 13th to 15th of December, IRD is co-organising the online academic conference "Composing Worlds with Elephants". This conference corrals together 24 scholars who are researching communities and environments at the interface of the human-elephant relationship in Asia and beyond.
Farmers and soils: two allies for climate change mitigation
Did you know that the soils we walk on every day are one of the key levers in the fight against climate change? Isn’t that surprising? As part of the celebrations of World Soil Day, seize the opportunity to follow IRD specialists in East Africa, Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean, as they study...
Maputo: Panel discussion on circular economy and waste management
IRD participates in the Environment week "Terra Nossa" organized by French actors in Mozambique. A great event you cannot miss if you are in Maputo!
Sustainable and reliable tools to control zoonotic diseases in Zimbabwe
Following the upgrading of a biomolecular lab thanks to the CAZCOM project, the launch of the PACMAN project strengthens the autonomy of Zimbabwe to control animal and zoonotic diseases.
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 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 AfriMAQUA...
[Project] SeaSpots - Changes in the annual climate cycle over South Africa and ocean hotspots
Aquaculture and Food Security - Follow-up on the webinar
Watch the webinar recording or download the speakers' presentations.
[Video] SciChat #1 with Wanda Markotter
Let's chat with Wanda Markotter, a virologist at the University of Pretoria, as part of our SciChat series with scientists and partners from Southern Africa.
200,000 year-old beds made of grass on ash
An international team of archaeologists led by the University of Witwatersrand and involving CNRS reveals that our ancestors living in South Africa were using ash and grass to create comfortable areas for sleeping and working. This indicates complex behaviour among our ancestors.
[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.
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...
Remote research and partnerships have potential!
While the pandemic is extending on the longer term everywhere in the world, the international scientific collaborations carry on and the researchers have to keep their dynamics going. This is also the case for the IRD, CNRS and Cirad partnerships in Southern Africa. Doing science remotely entails...