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Visuel 2 CP Tonga


A CO₂ sink in the South Pacific ocean desert

A newly identified process of natural iron fertilization in the ocean fuels regional CO₂ sinks. This was demonstrated by a study published on May 25 in Science and co-authored by 25 researchers working on the Tonga project. This project was led by two researchers from the IRD and CNRS, with over 90...

Visuel CP conf Sorgho


The scientific and agricultural communities are looking at sorghum as a way to address drought

The second Global Sorghum Conference, Sorghum in the 21st Century, will be held from 5 to 9 June 2023 in Montpellier (CORUM). More than 400 participants from the agricultural and scientific worlds are expected to attend. This event is organised by CIRAD, in partnership with the Kansas State...

Visuel CP développement côte-ouest africaine


Socio-economic development on the West African coast is a key factor for increasing flood risks

Anthropogenic factors on the West African coast are contributing more than global climate change to the rapid increase in vulnerability and flood risks in the region. This was demonstrated by an interdisciplinary IRD team, in collaboration with West African experts and the CNES, in a pilot...

Visuel CP Cirad - Azote


Using urine to make sub-Saharan city region food systems more sustainable

Installing urine collection systems in sub-Saharan city regions would make those conurbations more sustainable. This was demonstrated by a study by four researchers from CIRAD, IRD, Boubakar Bâ University of Tillaberi (Niger) and Joseph Ki-Zerbo University, Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), published on 3...

Paysage agraire et Dunes à l'arrière plan, Goudoumaria, Niger.


Live press event invitation | Science for the new vision of the Great Green Wall

In the context of the launch of the international research network RESET GGW which will take place from 25 to 27 April in Djibouti, IRD is organizing an hybrid live press event on Tuesday 25 April at 9:30 am (10:30 am, Djibouti time).

Laboratoire PPSE


Three new Junior Professorships at IRD in 2023

Junior Professorships are open to researchers with a PhD or equivalent qualification. The Institute launched the program at the end of 2021.

Paysage agraire et Dunes à l'arrière plan, Goudoumaria, Niger.


Launch of the International Research Network RESET_GGW

The launch of the International Research Network (IRN) RESET_GGW will take place on April 25 and 26 in Djibouti. Co-led by the IRD, this interdisciplinary network of French and foreign laboratories aims to provide a framework for the mobilization of sustainable management of land and territories in...

Travail des chercheurs sur le riz en Thaïlande avec un doctorant encadré par l'IRD à droite


Fifteen post-doctoral contracts available at the IRD

This year, the IRD is seeking fifteen post-doctoral fellows in all fields of research conducted by the Institute with its partners in the South and in Overseas France.

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Researcher competitive recruitement - 2023

The IRD (French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development) is calling for applications to be part of scientific research based on an equitable partnership with countries in the tropical, subtropical and Mediterranean regions.

Dr. Some giving a presentation


Project HepWek: training on capacity building of health professionals

The component 1 of the project HepWek was delevoped at the MoI Teaching and Referral Hospital and in 3 different counties in Kenya, over the last 3 months, through workshops titled "Capacity building of health professionals through awareness raising and training to acquire clinical skills for early...

ePOP 2023


ePOP contest 2023

ePOP video contest 2023 "Let them see what they feel" From february 2 to april 2023

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On World NTD Day, over US$7 million new funding announced to expand efforts towards sleeping sickness elimination in nine African nations

On World Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) Day, FIND, the global alliance for diagnostics, together with IRD and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), today announced an award of nearly US$6.8 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to extend the work of the Trypa-NO! partnership...

Visuel CP Prisme CI


Reinforcing the franco-ivorian partnership through the creation of an international research platform in global health (PRISME)

ANRS | Emerging Infectious Diseases, University of Bordeaux and IRD will come together with the ministry of health, public hygiene and universal health coverage (MSHP), the ministry of higher education and scientific research (MESRS), the ministry of economics and finance (MEF), the PAC-CI...

Paysage agricole, Imerintsiatosika, Région d'Itasy, Madagascar.


Thierry Portafaix appointed representative of the IRD and MNHN in Madagascar

Thierry Portafaix, a university professor in atmospheric physics, is the new representative of the joint office IRD and MNHN in Madagascar.

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Capacity Building in the South: Training Workshop - "Doctoral supervision", in Djibouti

From November 27 to December 1, 18 researchers from East Africa and the Mediterranean met at the University of Djibouti to participate in a reflective training on doctoral supervision. This action is funded by the Region SUD Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur, and co-piloted by the University of Djibouti...

visuel CP agroforesterie


When ecosystem services rendered by trees compete with each other

Agroforestry parks are emblematic of sub-Saharan Africa, and are an integral part of African agricultural landscapes. The trees provide a range of ecosystem services to the farmers who keep them, and to the crops with which they share agricultural plots. However, those services sometimes enter into...

Baobabs de Madagascar


IRD at the COP15: solutions to protect biodiversity

The UN Biodiversity conference (COP15) is taking place in Montreal, Canada, from December 7 to 19. IRD, which has made biodiversity a key focus of its scientific research, is fully mobilized for this event.

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IRD Press Conference "Tackling climate change and biodiversity loss: Solutions are also in the Global South"

After an unprecedented hot summer in Europe, and as a prelude to COP27 Climate and COP15 Biodiversity, IRD scientists and their partners from Burkina Faso and Senegal are coming together for a hybrid press conference organized by IRD on 3 November 2022. They will present science-based solutions that...

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Invitation press conference | Coping with climate change and biodiversity erosion: Solutions are also in the Global South

IRD is organizing, on Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 10:00 am (GMT+1), the hybrid press conference "Coping with climate change and biodiversity erosion: Solutions are also in the Global South" and invites you to participate in person or online.

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New cooperation agreement between FAO and INRAE, CIRAD and IRD to support the transformation of agrifood systems

On 18 October, on the occasion of its Science and Innovation 2022 Forum in Rome, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with three French Research Institutes, INRAE, CIRAD and IRD, in order to continue their collaboration to support...