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Asian vegan and vegetarian cuisine with many hot and spicy dishes

12/09/22

A food contest to raise environmental awareness

As part of a campaign to raise awareness of the importance of protecting human and animal welfare, as well as conserving the environment, the European Union (EU) Representation in Laos collaborated with the Lao government to organize the One Health Fair last weekend.

Rocket project training by Mrs. Keomoukda to the inhabitants of Ban Boun Phao and Ban Hatsay, Laos

15/08/22

Project Rocket: Training continues despite bad weather

On August 8, 2022, the villagers of Ban Boun Phao and Ban Hatsay received their first theoretical and technical training in cricket breeding.

Buffles dans un point d’eau en forêt - Buffarm project

28/06/22

Field missions to Nan in the framework of the Buffarm project

During its last two missions from 20 to 26 May and from 2 to 10 June 2022, the Buffarm project team collected ethnological, botanical and environmental data on various components of the buffalo farming system from the Lua community in the village of Ban Huai Phan (Chieng Klang district, Nan Province...

Travail agricole : récolte du riz, sud ouest du Tchad.

31/05/22 - 31/05/22

Evidence based knowledge for sustainable pathways in the land sector

In association with the upcoming international conference Stockholm+5O, IRD, Cirad and INRAe, in collaboration with IDDRI and IPCC, are organizing a webinar : “ Evidence based knowledge for sustainable pathways in the land sector, a focus on agriculture and Africa ” on May 31st from 3 pm to 5 pm.

Young rubber seedlings, surrounded by a legume (Ivory Coast)

13/12/21

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 rubber plantation. A team of scientists has demonstrated this in two sites in Côte d’Ivoire since 2017. While pressure on...

Inauguration Arcad

06/10/21

Conserving agrobiodiversity to adapt crops to climate change: inauguration of two major facilities

On 6 October in Montpellier, CIRAD, INRAE, IRD and Institut Agro – alongside representatives of the Prefecture and the Occitanie Region, and Michaël Delafosse, President of Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole and Mayor of Montpellier – inaugurated two facilities that will play a major role in the...

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...

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.

Visualisation 3D de l’émergence des ovules d’Arabidopsis

21/07/21

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.

Road-related deforestation in West Papua

14/05/21

PREZODE Regional Workshop with Asian partners

The PREZODE “ PREventing ZOonotic Disease Emergence” initiative, launched by France with the support of EU, aims to prevent emerging pandemic risks from animals while ensuring food security and livelihood for the poorest communities, and strengthening cooperation within and between several regions...

Paspalum notatum

05/02/21

Plants that defy generations at the heart of a European Union research programme

The Mechanisms of Apomictic Development (MAD) project, funded by the European Union and coordinated by Olivier Leblanc, an IRD plant geneticist, was launched last December. This Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (MSCA RISE) Action is being implemented under the Pillar 1...

Soil study in South Africa.

04/12/20

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, seize the opportunity to follow IRD specialists in East Africa, Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean, as they study...

An aquaculture farm cage during feeding.

26/10/20

Aquaculture: a key element to food security in Africa

Freshwater and marine aquaculture have an extensive growth potential all across Africa and could contribute to feeding the continent’s rapidly increasing population. However, the challenge is to find solutions to ensure seafood farming expands in a sustainable manner in the next years. The AfriMAQUA...

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

08/10/20

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.

27/07/20

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

17/07/20

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...

The scientists breed maize in order to feed maize pests.

25/06/20

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.

08/06/20

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.

03/05/20

[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...