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Visuel CP AMP Philippe Cury

09/09/21

Improving Ocean Protection with the First Marine Protected Areas Guide

An international team, which includes researchers from IRD and CNRS, published a novel Marine Protected Areas (MPA) guide in the journal Science on 9 September 2021. The aim is to advance the global community's understanding of ocean protection and achieve global goals to halt marine biodiversity...

Travaux pratiques lors de l'atelier

07/09/21

A workshop on extraction techniques

A workshop dedicated to the study of extractive chemistry techniques was held at the Faculty of Pharmacy in Vientiane with the support of the AUF, the SEP2D programme and the cabinet of the Academy of Sciences and Technology of Laos.

Signature du MoU entre l'IRD et DALaM

24/08/21

Renewal of a cooperation agreement between the Lao Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and IRD

On 9 of August 2021, Dr Nivong Sipaseuth, Director General of the Department of Agricultural Land Management (DALaM) of the Laotian Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and Dr Eric Deharo, Representative of IRD in Laos signed the renewal of an agreement of scientific and technical cooperation...

Bandeau charte graphique IRD pour IUCN

20/08/21

IRD at the World Conservation Congress (IUCN) | Press release

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is holding its World Congress from 3 to 11 September 2021 in Marseille. This major event is held every four years and sets priorities to guide nature conservation and sustainable development activities. IRD has made biodiversity one of its...

Elevage de grillons au Laos

19/08/21

No skipping meals with crickets!

Creation of an international consortium to empower women in extreme poverty in Laos through sustainable, low-cost, high-tech production of edible crickets.

Bâtiment détruit par le séisme d'Haïti du 12 janvier 2010

18/08/21

Initial report on the 14 August 2021 earthquake in Haiti

The 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck the south of Haiti on 14 August 2021 is reminiscent of the devastating event of similar magnitude on 12 January 2010, which caused tens of thousands of deaths in the Léogâne – Port-au-Prince region and had severe economic consequences. The recent earthquake...

Visualisation 3D de l’émergence des ovules d’Arabidopsis
Architecture modulates reproductive cells in plant ovules
Clonal reproduction through seeds, known as apomixis, occurs in nature but not in cultivated species. This alternative mode of reproduction has enormous potential for sustainable agriculture because it would allow direct fixation and conservation of genotypes of interest in crops. A recent study...
Bibliothèque

20/07/21

New Memorandum of Understanding signed between the NSTDA and the IRD

On 5 July 2021, the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) and the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a formal framework for future scientific collaborations.

AriaCov project (action research project in support of the African response to the Covid-19 epidemic).

16/07/21

AFROSCREEN: a COVID-19 response program to boost variant surveillance in 13 African countries

The Agence française de développement (AFD) and ANRS | Maladies infectieuses émergentes, in partnership with the Institut Pasteur, IRD, and laboratories across 13 African countries, are launching the joint AFROSCREEN project. This project meets an urgent need for surveillance of the development of...

Laboratory

09/07/21

South African-French research cooperation fostering scientific excellence with bipartite agreement between the CNRS and Wits

South African-French research cooperation has brought scientific excellence a step further with the signing of a leading-edge bipartite agreement.

Brad Pit cartographie du site

07/07/21

Dominique Gommery (CNRS) and Nonhlanhla Vilakazi (UJ), recipients of the grant “Tremplin”: HOMEN, a remarkable long-term partnership

On April 13, 2021 Dominique Gommery (CNRS), Senior Scientist, and Dr. Nonhlanhla Vilakazi (University of Johannesburg) received the French-African bilateral cooperation research grant “Tremplin”. On this occasion, the CNRS has wished to highlight the remarkable long-term partnership between both...

Invasion of coral reefs by COTS

21/06/21

Remote training workshop: Monitoring and managing COTS outbreaks on the coral reefs of Southeast Sulawesi, Kendari

Among the broad range of large-scale disturbances that affect Indo-Pacific coral reefs, the coral-eating starfish Acanthaster planci (“crown-of-thorns”, referred to as COTs) is a major cause of coral reef destruction, whose impact is quantitatively comparable to cyclones. Monitoring and managing...

Study of the vulnerability of the coastline to climate hazards (Nha Trang, Vietnam)

18/06/21

An acceleration of coastal overtopping around the world

The combination of sea level rise, tides, storm surge and waves has increased the overtopping of natural and artificial coastal protection by nearly 50% in the last two decades. This revelation comes from an international study coordinated by IRD, involving international partners. The study was...

Ministre Annick Girardin Lampung, Sud Sumatra, Indonesie

06/06/21 - 11/06/21

Official visit in Indonesia of Annick Girardin, French Minister of Sea

Mrs. Annick Girardin, Minister of Sea, visited Indonesia from June 6 to 11, 2021.

Le cornac Joma enseignant aux chercheurs de l'IRD les plantes utilisées par son éléphant Bouaban pour se soigner

04/06/21

OHSEA: « One Health in Practice in Southeast Asia »

The steering committee of the OHSEA project "One Health in Practice in Southeast Asia" was held in May 2021.

Littoral

01/06/21

Launch of the DiDEM program: « Kick off » and CoPIL events

The DiDEM program (Dialogue Science-Decision Makers for Integrated Management of Coastal and Marine Environments) has been initiated in July 2020 and covers zones in the Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles and Tanzania. DiDEM has officially launched with two events on May...

Mangroves Kenya

28/05/21

Project Mikoko: final workshop and launch of the participative digital platform

On May 26, 2021 the IRD, CIRAD and KFS organized the last workshop of the project Mikoko entitled “Mangrove, a flagship socio-ecosystem for the blue economy” taking place at the Neptune Hotel, DIani, Kenya. On May 27, a mangroves tour at Gazi Bay was also organized.

Marine tilapia farm in Kenya.

28/04/21

Webinar - Towards sustainable marine aquaculture in Africa

The AfriMAQUA research network organises a webinar on marine aquaculture in Tanzania, Namibia and Kenya. Join the event online!

A road crosses a forest in northern Congo

21/04/21

Central African forests are unequally vulnerable to global change

An international study coordinated by researchers from IRD and CIRAD reveals the composition of the tropical forests of Central Africa and their vulnerability to the increased pressure from climate change and human activity expected in the coming decades. Thanks to an exceptional dataset - an...

Aerial view of Saint-Louis, Senegal

01/04/21

Announcing the launch of Global Africa, a new african academic journal

The Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis in Senegal (UGB) announced the launch of Global Africa in Dakar. This international and interdisciplinary academic journal is part of a wider effort to promote African research, with €1.5 million of support from the Agence française de développement (AFD)...