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27/02/2017 - Press release
CIRAD President Managing Director Michel Eddi and Isabelle Chmitelin, Dean of the Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de Toulouse (ENVT), signed a general agreement on 27 February for cooperation on training, research and expertise over the coming five years. The aim is to promote their complementarities and foster collaboration and synergies with a view to establishing a long-term partnership in the field of animal health and of its possible consequences for human health.
Both the Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de Toulouse (ENVT) and CIRAD, an agricultural and international cooperation organization working for the sustainable development of tropical and Mediterranean regions, as members of the French Agricultural, Veterinary and Forestry Institute (IAVFF), have been contributing in an original and very specific way for many years to the training and research structure in the new Occitania region.
Moreover, they are working together within the platforms in partnership for research and training (dPs) set up in southern countries on the initiative of CIRAD. Their shared operating fields are: animal health and public health, epidemiology, epidemiosurveillance, livestock farming and animal health and production economics.
In 2015-2016 alone, their links resulted in the development of:
Two international Masters:
A MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) on the basics of the epidemiology of animal diseases
The agreement signed on 27 February 2017 sets out the general framework and practical details of the cooperation planned between the ENVT and CIRAD in the aim of promoting their complementarities and foster collaboration and synergies with a view to establishing a long-term partnership in line with their operations as part of the French Agricultural, Veterinary and Forestry Institute (IAVFF).
The partnership will give rise, among other things, to an annual action plan drawn up by a monitoring committee headed by the CIRAD President Managing Director and the Dean of the ENVT. It may lead to more specific agreements targeting joint operations within the framework of certain platforms in partnership for research and training of major, shared strategic interest for the two establishments, or for the IAVFF.