HomeAbout usPartnersinstitutions4. Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD)- France

CIRAD (Centre de coopérationinternationale en rechercheagronomique pour le développement) is a public industrial and commercial enterprise (EPIC) under the joint authority of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs. CIRAD's activities involve the life sciences, social sciences and engineering sciences, applied to agriculture, food and rural territories. CIRAD is specialized in development-oriented agricultural research for tropical, sub-tropical regions and has a mandate to contribute to rural development through research, experimentation, training operations and scientific & technical information, primarily in the fields of agriculture, veterinary, forestry and agrifoods.

The six priority lines of research are the following:

§  Ecological intensification
Helping to develop ecologically intensive agriculture in order to feed the world.

§  Biomass energy and societies in the South
Studying how we can ensure that the emergence and development of bioenergies benefit people in developing countries

§  Accessible, quality food
Innovating to make food accessible, varied and safe.

§  Animal health and emerging diseases
Foreseeing and managing the infectious disease risks linked to wild and domestic animals.

§  Public policy, poverty and inequality
Supporting public policies aimed at reducing structural inequality and poverty.

§  Agriculture, environment, nature and societies
Understanding the relations between agriculture and the environment and between human communities and nature better so as to manage tropical rural areas sustainably.

CIRAD has a staff of 1800, including 800 researchers whose 200 are permanently assigned in about 50 countries. The budget of CIRAD was 214 million euros in 2010.

CIRAD is a founding-member of Agreenium which is a legal entity bringing together eight main institutions in Agricultural research and higher education in France (INRA, CIRAD, AgroParisTech, AgroCampusOuest, Montpellier SupAgro, INPT, AgroSup Dijon, Bordeaux Sciences Agro). Agreenium implements actions and programmes linking research, training and development. It has a specific role in the interaction between its different partners and the coordination of their actions towards the foreign partners. Being a member of Agreenium will enable CIRAD to mobilize the Agreenium consortium in the activities undertaken in the tasks led by CIRAD in the ARIMNet2 project, if needed.

CIRAD participates to 49 research projects in FP7, including Cooperation, People and Capacity building, and ERANets, in which ARIMNet.

Mediterranean

CIRAD has 8 researchers permanently assigned in the Mediterranean countries and one Regional Direction in Montpellier. CIRAD strategic plan focuses the Mediterranean Area as an area of special interest.

  

 

 

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The countries of the Mediterranean basin face a number of common problems in relation to agriculture and food security, mainly as regards the use and management of natural resources, such as soil and water, crop protection and threats to the security and sustainability of agricultural production resulting from climate change...
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Acknowledgements: ARIMNet (2008-2013) and ARIMNet2 (2014-2017) are ERA-NETs coordinated by INRA (France).
They have received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreements no. 219262 (ARIMNet) and no. 618127 (ARIMNet2)
 

 
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