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Women cultivating sweet potatoes (recession crop) near Podor (Senegal)

Sweetpotato biodiversity can help increase climate-resilience of small-scale farming

Sweetpotato biodiversity can help increase climate-resilience of small-scale farming, according to the findings of a study undertaken by researchers from the French public research institution IRD, CIRAD, and the CGIAR center, the International Potato Center (CIP). The findings of this global...

Dr Shadrack Ralekeno Moephuli, ARC CEO and Aurélien Lechevallier, Ambassador of France to South Africa, after the signature in Pretoria.

South African-French agricultural research cooperation gets a boost with tripartite agreement between ARC, CIRAD and INRAE

South African-French agricultural research cooperation has received a major boost with the signing of a ground-breaking new tripartite agreement.

Nuage de fumée illustrant la pollution atmosphérique

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...

Temple bouddhiste à Bangkok

Call for proposals: PHC SIAM Mobility programme 2020-2021

To encourage outstanding scientific exchanges between Thai and French higher education institutions and research bodies, and to develop sustainable collaborative research activities, the Joint Franco-Thai Committee launches the present Call for proposals.

The scientists breed maize in order to feed maize pests.

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.

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.

Vegetable farm in Maputo outskirts.

[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...

Fall armyworm.

New bugs, found in Kenya, can help to control major maize pests

Insect pests, such as maize stemborers and fall armyworm, increasingly challenge food production around the world.

Silkworm

Paul-André Calatayud awarded for his remarkable partnership with icipe

Senior researcher at the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD), Paul-André Calatayud has been working in partnership with Kenyan researchers for many years now. He was just awarded the title of “outstanding partner of the year” by his host institution in Nairobi, the...

PSF South AGREES Lao (2019-2021)

In its document ‘Lao People's Democratic Republic: “Second Strengthening Higher Education Project”, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) starts from the observation that “Laotian universities fall short in equipping students with requisite competencies by international standards.

PSF-South VEMAZOC (2019-2021)

The Sahel region has been identified as the most vulnerable location to climate change on the planet. The considerable variation in rainfall from one year to another against a backdrop of intense pressure on water resources (the population is set to double by 2050) has led this zone to be classified...

PSF-South ARID (2019-2021)

All the partners for this project, spread across 3 continents - Africa, Latin America and Europe - have a single study subject: changes in water resources in arid and semiarid regions. Realising a library of digital resources accessible to all for the training of students, engineers and technicians...

Agroecology in Togo.

[Project] DSCATT – Soil Carbon Sequestration in agricultural systems

April 2019 - March 2023 Kenya, Senegal, Zimbabwe

Tea plantation in the Tanzanian mountains.

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

2019 - 2022 Tanzania

Vigne Moscatel.

[Project] TYPOCLIM - Adaptation strategies of farmers facing climate change

March 2019 - December 2021 Brazil, Colombia, France, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, United States

Agricultural land in Madagascar.

[Project] Identification and recycling of agro-industrial waste and biomolecules in Madagascar

International Joint Research Project (PICS) 2019 – 2021 Madagascar

Insect collection in South Africa.

[Project] Diversity and evolution of beneficial and pests insects in agroecosystems

2018 - 2020 South Africa

Mangrove trees.

Research in Kenya and East Africa

Research projects and programs are defined and carried out jointly by IRD researchers and their East African counterparts.

Student training at the University of Western Cape, South Africa.

Research in Southern Africa

Research projects are defined and carried out jointly by the researchers and their counterparts in Southern Africa.

Students of the Unviersity of KwaZulu-Natal, in South Africa, measuring the soil density, one of the variables used to know the carbon stocks.

[Project] CARBOFARM - Carbon sequestration in agricultural soils with limited water

December 2017 - January 2021 South Africa