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Nuage de fumée illustrant la pollution atmosphérique

17/07/20

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...

Laboratory work on emerging diseases.

09/07/20

Regional focus: Infectious diseases in the centre of the scientists’ target

Their names are Florian, Muriel, Andres, Veerle, Louis-Clément... Each morning, a community of IRD researchers working in Southern, Eastern Africa and the Indian Ocean wakes up with a simple idea in mind: fighting communicable diseases which have significant effects on the region’s populations.

Duckweed and buttercup, France. Photograph from the book "Une Autre Terre" - illustrated glossary of a nature to be protected - published by IRD, 2015.

02/07/20

Sustainability science: a priority of IRD governance

Valérie Verdier, President and CEO of IRD, presented the changes in its governance to the Board of Directors on June 26, 2020. She reaffirmed the priority of Science, as part of an equitable partnership with the South and French Overseas Territories, and the increasingly important role of...

Chacma baboons.

30/06/20

Citizen science: a great tool for socio-ecological studies

A new study shows the multiple insights that citizens bring while participating in an ecological assessment. Involving the local population ensures both the creation of reliable data and a greater public support for scientific and conservation projects.

The scientists breed maize in order to feed maize pests.

25/06/20

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...

Soil preparation by cows before sowing the field with maize, in the foothills of Drakensberg, South Africa.

08/06/20

Report argues for land redistribution to create new jobs in agriculture in South Africa

Bruno Losch, political economist at Cirad based at the University of the Western Cape, contributed to this study highlighting the possibilities of job creations if South Africa chooses the path of a pro-poor land reform.

The CAZCOM project studies bats among other animals.

08/06/20

Zimbabwe: Research carries on, from laboratory to remote working

Florian Liégeois, an IRD virologist, has been hosted by the University of Zimbabwe, in Harare, for the past few months. The country having implemented lockdown regulations since last April, he and his partners needed a new organisation so that their research on coronaviruses continues.

Bat.

22/05/20

Covid-19: improving knowledge on coronaviruses carried by bats to protect human populations

IRD, Cirad and the University of Zimbabwe, long-standing research partners in animal and zoonotic diseases, launched a new project on the genetic diversity of coronaviruses found in Zimbabwean bats.

Vegetable farm in Maputo outskirts.

03/05/20

[Meet a scientist] Dinis Juizo: Making sure that water flows under every bridge

Spread along the Mozambican channel and crossed by 9 major cross-border rivers, Mozambique and its 30 million inhabitants have to share the limited fresh water resources they are offered. Dinis Juizo is a civil engineer, specialised in hydrology and water resources management at the Eduardo Mondlane...

Fresque murale de sensibilisation aux gestes barrières contre le Covid-19, devant l'Université Cheikh Anta Diop à Dakar.

22/04/20

ARIACOV: action research project in support of the African response to the Covid-19 epidemic

An action research project in support of the African response to the Covid-19 epidemic (ARIACOV) has just been funded by the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) as part of the "Covid-19 - Health in Common" initiative. This two-year project aims to support the authorities of Benin, Cameroon...

The Unamat forest in Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios department, Peru.

14/04/20

Safeguarding biodiversity is essential to prevent the next COVID-19

Experts share their insights on the link between biodiversity loss and emerging infectious diseases.

Digital uses in Ghana.

06/04/20

African and Asian societies in the digital era

When did you last use your fingerprint as identification? When was the last time you had a look at WhatsApp? For most of us, these habits are part of our everyday life. Even though we are used to them today, they cause major disruption and changes, as all new technologies do.

Morphologie ultrastructurale du coronavirus.

03/04/20

A COVID-19 interdisciplinary and partnership-based scientific committee at IRD

IRD has created a COVID-19 interdisciplinary and partnership-based scientific committee. Composed of 8 members, who are researchers from the Institute and partners from the South, it is led by the Director of the "Societies and Globalization" Department and the Director of the "Health and Societies"...

IRD 75 ans bandeau

20/02/19

IRD celebrates its 75th anniversary

In 2019, IRD is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Unique both in terms of its missions and its response model, the Institute will highlight its rich variety of scientific partnerships with countries of the Global South and its latest work to support development through a range of events organised in...

Tea plantation in the Tanzanian mountains.

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

2019 - 2022 Tanzania

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

Young marked female impala in Hwange National Park.

[Project] Hwange Long-Term Socio-Ecological Research site

May 2011 - December 2021 Zimbabwe

River landscape in Congo.

[Project] EFlows-Moz - Environmental Flows for enhanced Biodiversity and Poverty alleviation in the deltas of Mozambique

2020 - 2021 Mozambique

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

Launching of a CTD-rosette.

[Project] Marine sciences: from VIBES to ICEMASA

A long-term French-South African partnership 2017 - today South Africa