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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...
Rubber production: How can soil health be restored after clear-cutting of a 40-year-old plantation?
Returning the biomass from logging to the soil and planting legume cover crops enable rapid restoration of the main soil functions, just 18 months after clear-cutting of an aging...
Farmers and soils: two allies for climate change mitigation
Did you know that the soils we walk on every day are one of the key levers in the fight against climate change? Isn’t that surprising? As part of the celebrations of World Soil Day...
Research in Laos
IRD's scientific priorities in Laos are focused on the major challenges of sustainable development: ecosystems and natural resources, infectious and emerging diseases...
Research supporting development, 17 goals for a sustainable future
Ever since the adoption of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the United Nations General Assembly in 2000, progress has been made in fighting poverty and reducing...
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...
Research in Southern Africa
Research projects are defined and carried out jointly by the French researchers and their counterparts in Southern Africa.
[Project] DSCATT – Soil Carbon Sequestration in agricultural systems
April 2019 - March 2023 Kenya, Senegal, Zimbabwe