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Precursory signal before large earthquakes

Movement along faults begins a few hours before large earthquakes. This is the conclusion of a study carried out by researchers from the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD), and published in the journal Science on July 21, 2023. The study, which describes the...

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Developing rice varieties resistant to a bacterial disease outbreak in Africa

The "Healthy Crops" international research consortium led by Professor Dr Wolf B. Frommer from Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU) is developing disease-resistant rice varieties. In the scientific journal eLife, the authors now report on the discovery of a recent bacterial outbreak in...

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The impact of El Niño on the variability of the global shoreline position

The interannual evolution of coastlines on a global scale is dominated by El Niño. This is demonstrated by a study conducted by several research organisations, including IRD and CNES, published on 12 June in Nature Communications. More specifically, researchers highlighted the influence of the...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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).

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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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 follow it in our social media platforms : Facebook and Youtube.

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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...

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The prezode initiative, a promising international cooperation

PREZODE held its first General Assembly this Tuesday, October 11, 2022. The event is an opportunity to present the results of the consultations undertaken over the past eighteen months, to inform about new country memberships, to confirm the promising international cooperation, and to outline...



BCOMING : protect biodiversity to avoid epidemic outbreaks

Human activity has reshaped natural habitats resulting in the biggest threat to biodiversity to date. Its destruction facilitates the transmission of zoonotic diseases, hence given all the changes our society has faced in the last couple of years due to the COVID‐19 pandemic and with a view to the...

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A new method to assess ecosystem vulnerability and protect biodiversity

As states committed to creating protected areas on at least 30% of their land and sea territories by 2030, an international team of researchers has developed a new tool to quantify the vulnerability of species communities. Combined with future ecosystem risk assessment studies, this tool should help...

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IOC and IRD sign a framework agreement of cooperation

As part of the 3rd leg of the oceanographic campaign École Bleu Outre-mer and a high-level interministerial seminar organized on this occasion, the Secretary General of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC), Professor Vêlayoudom Marimoutou, and the CEO of the IRD, Valérie Verdier, signed on Monday, July...