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Research in Southern Africa
Research projects are defined and carried out jointly by the French researchers and their counterparts in Southern Africa.
Research in India
IRD's activity in India is characterized by cross-cutting research activities focusing on two main themes: understanding long-term transformations of rural and urban areas, and the quantitative and qualitative water management and monitoring.
Desertification, A Challenge for Science
Desertification is a result of land degradation, mainly caused by human activity, in dry areas of the planet. Climate change amplifies the negative effects of these activities on soils and vegetation.