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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...

Nuage de fumée illustrant la pollution atmosphérique

New grant for a study on transboundary haze pollution and BRI in Southeast Asia

The Henry Luce Foundation Initiative for Southeast Asia, has awarded a four-year research grant to a team led by University of Hawai’i and IRD to study transboundary air pollution and the socio-ecological Impact of China’s BeltRoad Initiative in the Mekong Sub-Region. This grant complements the...

The scientists breed maize in order to feed maize pests.

Kenya: Science carries on during pandemic, to maintain insect breeding

When the country implemented a national lockdown and travel restrictions due to the current health crisis, Paul-André Calatayud and his kenyan colleagues had to find a way to ensure that their research and laboratory work could keep going. They indeed cannot stop their activity as they breed insects...

The Pegasus mobile station, on the Namibian coast.

Fire smoke from South America reaches the Namibian coast

A team of scientists conducted an analysis of the aerosol composition over the Namibian coast. The atmosphere contains smoke coming from biomass fires in Angola and also South America.

A couple taking in the view from Table Mountain, Cape Town.

We found high UV doses at high-altitude hiking trails in Reunion and Cape Town

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is important for life on earth and especially for humans.

Senneurs industriels péruviens en pleine activité de pêche à l'anchois.

Assessing El Niño’s impact on fisheries and aquaculture around the world

New report presents the main regional consequences caused by the five types of the climate pattern.

nourrissage de poissons en cages flottantes, dans le lac de Cirata (Indonésie, 2006)

Aquaculture at the crossroads of global warming and antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance is responsible for some 700 000 deaths each year worldwide. In relation to this phenomenon, a team of researchers from IRD and CIRAD have raised the alarm regarding the development of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria in aquaculture, which is affecting fish production and...

Mangrove in Watamu, Kenya

Mikoko project: mangrove conservators and local leaders gathered for a one-week training course

The National Museum of Gede (Kilifi County) hosted the first training course organized by the Mikoko project on mangrove forest conservation and restauration from February 18th to 21st.

Cape Town & Table Mountain

Extreme solar UV radiation exposure in Cape Town

[Research result] Study shows the danger for Capetonians and tourists visiting Table Mountain.

The Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta as seen from the European Space Agency (ESA) Envisat satellite.

A better estimate of water-level rise in the Ganges delta

For the first time, scientists have provided reliable regional estimates of land subsidence and water-level rise in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta. Depending on the region of the delta, water-level rise could reach 85 to 140 cm by 2100. The work, published in PNAS on 6 January 2020 by...

Mangrove

Mikoko project: Conserving mangrove as a community

The Mikoko project is particular since it includes the local communities in its very heart. This conviction led the French-Kenyan team of this program dedicated to the conservation of the mangrove forests of the Kenyan coast to the field from November 25th to 28th.

Inondations à Ouagadougou

Combating climate change: a worthwhile investment

Investing to limit global warming to 1.5 °C between now and 2050 would cost four to five times less than repairing the harm that a 2 °C temperature increase would cause to people, ecosystems and infrastructures. This statistic comes from an international study to which IRD and CNRS researchers have...

Oliviers ensablés dans le sud-est tunisien.

Desertification: meet the IRD's researchers at COP14

The 14th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification is being held in New Delhi (India) from 2 to 13 September with the theme "Restore Land, Sustain Future". The IRD's researchers and their partners are organising and participating in several events alongside...

The Pegasus mobile station, on the Namibian coast.

[Project] AEROCLO-SA - Aerosol radiation and clouds in Southern Africa

January 2016 - December 2019 Namibia, South Africa

Agroecology in Togo.

[Project] DSCATT – Soil Carbon Sequestration in agricultural systems

April 2019 - March 2023 Kenya, Senegal, Zimbabwe

Mangrove trees.

[Project] Mikoko - Conservation and resilience of Kenyan mangrove forests

French solidarity fund for innovative projects (FSPI) January 2019 - December 2020 Kenya

Tea plantation in the Tanzanian mountains.

[Project] CLAREA – Climate, livelihoods and agroecosystem resources in East Africa

2019 - 2022 Tanzania

Vigne Moscatel.

[Project] TYPOCLIM - Adaptation strategies of farmers facing climate change

March 2019 - December 2021 Brazil, Colombia, France, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, United States

Pirogue in Madagascar.

[Project] DELTAS - Environmental and social dynamics of Indian Ocean deltas

Groupement International de Recherche-Sud (GDRI-Sud) January 2019 – January 2022 Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Tanzania

Water point in the Hwange national park, Zimbabwe.

[Project] HUM-ANI - Contacts among animals and humans and infectious risk

April 2020 – April 2023 Zimbabwe