CIRAD - Actualités / News - adresse site = http://www.cirad.fr - Langue = eng-GB http://www.cirad.fr/en/rss/cirad-actualites-news eng-GB CIRAD and the AFD at SIA 2017 - Agriculture and the Sustainable Development Goals http://www.cirad.fr/en/news/all-news-items/press-releases/2017/cirad-and-the-afd-at-sia-2017 http://www.cirad.fr/en/news/all-news-items/press-releases/2017/cirad-and-the-afd-at-sia-2017 <p class="MsoNormal"> CIRAD and the AFD will have a joint stand at the Paris International Agricultural Show from 25 February to 5 March at the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre. </p> Tue, 14 Feb 2017 12:01:36 +0100 Des territoires vivants pour transformer le monde http://www.cirad.fr/en/news/all-news-items/articles/2017/ca-vient-de-sortir/des-territoires-vivants-pour-transformer-le-monde http://www.cirad.fr/en/news/all-news-items/articles/2017/ca-vient-de-sortir/des-territoires-vivants-pour-transformer-le-monde <p> How can rural territories contribute, both locally and globally, to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals? This is the question tackled by a newly published book, &quot;Des territoires vivants pour transformer le monde&quot; (&quot;Living territories can change the world&quot;), which highlights the interactions between researchers, scales and structures, both on a local scale and in the light of the Sustainable Development Goals. To this end, it relies on the experiences and views of more than 150 researchers and experts from CIRAD, the AFD and their partners. </p> Wed, 08 Feb 2017 14:00:23 +0100 The sustainable development goals: for and through sustainable agriculture http://www.cirad.fr/en/news/all-news-items/articles/2017/events/cirad-and-the-sdgs http://www.cirad.fr/en/news/all-news-items/articles/2017/events/cirad-and-the-sdgs <p> In 2015, the United Nations member countries agreed on 17 universal sustainable development goals (SDGs), aimed at eradicating poverty, fighting inequality and injustice, responding to climate change and building a shared world between now and 2030. How is CIRAD helping to reach these SDGs? </p> Fri, 03 Feb 2017 16:00:52 +0100 CIRAD is consulting its West African partners as part of its strategy review http://www.cirad.fr/en/news/all-news-items/articles/2017/institutionnel/consultation-of-west-african-partners http://www.cirad.fr/en/news/all-news-items/articles/2017/institutionnel/consultation-of-west-african-partners <p> CIRAD welcomed its longstanding partners from West Africa in Montpellier on 15 December. The aim was to contribute, as part of its strategy review, to the debate on how it could change what it has to offer in terms of research in partnership in the coming decade. </p> Tue, 31 Jan 2017 17:59:14 +0100 CIRAD, the expert in tropical fruit and vegetables, will be at the Fruit Logistica 2017 fair http://www.cirad.fr/en/news/all-news-items/articles/2017/events/cirad-at-the-fruit-logistica-2017-fair http://www.cirad.fr/en/news/all-news-items/articles/2017/events/cirad-at-the-fruit-logistica-2017-fair <p> CIRAD will be at the Fruit Logistica fair in Berlin from 8 to 10 February 2017. It will be presenting a selection of its expertise and innovations, alongside its subsidiary Vitropic and the Market News Service, a group of economic experts from CIRAD. Fruit Logistica is a global rendezvous for the fruit and vegetable trade, and each year, it brings together almost 3000 exhibitors from some 80 countries and more than 70 000 visitors from 130 countries. CIRAD is in Hall 25, stand C05. </p> Mon, 30 Jan 2017 11:54:04 +0100 The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) http://www.cirad.fr/en/news/all-news-items/articles/2017/ca-vient-de-sortir/the-intergovernmental-platform-on-biodiversity-and-ecosystem-services-ipbes http://www.cirad.fr/en/news/all-news-items/articles/2017/ca-vient-de-sortir/the-intergovernmental-platform-on-biodiversity-and-ecosystem-services-ipbes <p> A book on the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) launched in 2012, its role and its position. </p> Thu, 26 Jan 2017 18:06:41 +0100 The ImpresS approach: the impact in the South of the research done by CIRAD http://www.cirad.fr/en/news/all-news-items/articles/2017/ca-vient-de-sortir/the-impress-approach-the-impact-in-the-south-of-the-research-done-by-cirad http://www.cirad.fr/en/news/all-news-items/articles/2017/ca-vient-de-sortir/the-impress-approach-the-impact-in-the-south-of-the-research-done-by-cirad <p> How does the research done by CIRAD contribute to sustainable development in southern countries? Details of the ImpresS method and a list of the research operations subjected to an impact analysis can now be found on line. </p> Wed, 25 Jan 2017 15:45:47 +0100 Agri-chains & Sustainable Development: working with each and every stakeholder to support change http://www.cirad.fr/en/news/all-news-items/articles/2017/events/a-look-back-at-ac-sd-2016-agri-chains-and-sustainable-development http://www.cirad.fr/en/news/all-news-items/articles/2017/events/a-look-back-at-ac-sd-2016-agri-chains-and-sustainable-development <p> The international conference on Agri-Chains &amp; Sustainable Development (AC&amp;SD) from 12 to 16 December 2016 was attended by more than 250 researchers, key development players and innovation specialists from more than 40 countries. We look back at the highlights of the discussions, which notably centred on the urgent need for radical change within agri-chains and the importance of inclusive, participatory research practices to support agri-chain and development stakeholders. </p> Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:08:48 +0100 In Madagascar, Rift Valley fever follows trade routes http://www.cirad.fr/en/news/all-news-items/press-releases/2017/in-madagascar-rift-valley-fever-follows-trade-routes http://www.cirad.fr/en/news/all-news-items/press-releases/2017/in-madagascar-rift-valley-fever-follows-trade-routes <p> Rift Valley fever is an emerging viral disease that is threatening public health and has already had a substantial economic impact. Two publications in PNAS and Scientific Reports have revealed that in Madagascar, cattle trading is the main trigger factor for epidemics, and that between two outbreaks, the virus persists in some parts of the island. This work, by researchers from CIRAD, the Institut Pasteur in Madagascar and the University of Oxford, with their partners from the veterinary and public health services in Madagascar, the OIE, the FAO and the WHO, should serve to pinpoint the most vulnerable populations and improve human and animal surveillance networks. </p> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:35:14 +0100 Emmanuel Torquebiau: "COP22, a COP for action, in which agriculture can provide solutions" http://www.cirad.fr/en/news/all-news-items/articles/2017/questions-a/debriefing-on-cop-22-and-agriculture http://www.cirad.fr/en/news/all-news-items/articles/2017/questions-a/debriefing-on-cop-22-and-agriculture <p> The 22nd UN Climate Change Conference (COP 22) left in its wake a certain number of emblematic declarations and a greater role for agriculture, with two initiatives: one from Morocco (AAA, for &quot;Adaptation of African Agriculture&quot;) and another from France (4 per 1000: soils for food security and climate). Emmanuel Torquebiau, CIRAD Climate Change Officer, sums up this COP for action. </p> Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:14:12 +0100 Transitions for global food security: GloFoodS launches its 2nd call for expressions of interest http://www.cirad.fr/en/news/all-news-items/articles/2017/science/2nd-glofoods-call http://www.cirad.fr/en/news/all-news-items/articles/2017/science/2nd-glofoods-call <p> The CIRAD/INRA GloFoodS metaprogramme contributes to global research operations on food security in the light of global change, nutritional transitions and sustainable development. It aims to support dynamics, foster new ideas, and back the construction of ambitious projects in line with the thematic and strategic priorities CIRAD and INRA have set jointly. It recently launched its second call for expressions of interest for researchers at CIRAD and INRA and their partners. The closing date is 31 January. </p> Mon, 09 Jan 2017 14:09:44 +0100 Agritrop is 8th in the French open archive rankings http://www.cirad.fr/en/news/all-news-items/articles/2017/institutionnel/agritrop-is-8th-in-the-french-open-archive-rankings http://www.cirad.fr/en/news/all-news-items/articles/2017/institutionnel/agritrop-is-8th-in-the-french-open-archive-rankings <p> After just a year, Agritrop, the open archive for CIRAD publications, is 8th in the French open archive rankings. It has also been highly successful on a European and global level. This is a remarkable result for CIRAD, reflecting its determination to improve free circulation of scientific knowledge worldwide. </p> Fri, 06 Jan 2017 10:26:56 +0100 CIRAD and Fondation Avril join forces to boost the resilience of family farms http://www.cirad.fr/en/news/all-news-items/press-releases/2016/cirad-and-fondation-avril-join-forces-to-boost-the-resilience-of-family-farms http://www.cirad.fr/en/news/all-news-items/press-releases/2016/cirad-and-fondation-avril-join-forces-to-boost-the-resilience-of-family-farms <p class="MsoNormal"> <strong>Michel Eddi, CIRAD President Managing Director, and Philippe Tillous-Borde, President of Fondation Avril, signed a scientific partnership agreement on 16 December 2016, covering the coming three years. The aim is to boost the resilience of family farms in West Africa by means of an agro-ecological approach combining dry cereals and legume crops. To ensure the success of the project, which has a total budget of 1.5 million euros, the partners will be relying in particular on the research and training organizations involved in a platform in partnership for research and training, IAVAO (Innovation and Plant Breeding in West Africa).</strong> </p> Thu, 22 Dec 2016 15:51:24 +0100 Amazonia: mapping carbon storage after logging http://www.cirad.fr/en/news/all-news-items/press-releases/2016/amazonia-mapping-carbon-storage-after-logging http://www.cirad.fr/en/news/all-news-items/press-releases/2016/amazonia-mapping-carbon-storage-after-logging <p class="MsoNormal"> <strong>An international team from the <a href="http://www.tmfo.org/" target="_self" rel="self" rev="width:100_height:100">Tropical managed Forests Observatory</a> including researchers from CIRAD's UMR ECOFOG and Forests &amp; Societies research units has for the first time established a predictive map of aerial carbon stock dynamics after logging in Amazonia. It will enable more accurate estimâtes of the carbon recovery potential of disturbed Amazonian forests.</strong> </p> Tue, 20 Dec 2016 18:34:35 +0100 Impact of agricultural research: talks are open between scientific organizations and donors… http://www.cirad.fr/en/news/all-news-items/articles/2017/institutionnel/impact-of-agricultural-research http://www.cirad.fr/en/news/all-news-items/articles/2017/institutionnel/impact-of-agricultural-research <p> How can we measure the impact of agricultural research? How can we contribute to research governance in such a way as to maximize its impact in the field, in terms of gains in productivity, environmental quality, efficiency all along the agrifood chain, social relations, etc? These questions were addressed by two projects, ImpresS and Impresa, the results of which were presented, on the initiative of CIRAD, in Brussels on 18 November. The presentation was followed by talks with representatives of three European Commission Directorates General (Research and Innovation, Agriculture and Rural Development, and Development and Rural Cooperation) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). This unprecedented meeting between scientific organizations and donors paved the way for a renewal of the way in which we assess impact, a debate on the place of impact in competitive funding, and a research and agricultural development policy rethink. </p> Thu, 15 Dec 2016 12:10:36 +0100 CIRAD sends you its best wishes for the festive season http://www.cirad.fr/en/news/all-news-items/articles/2016/institutionnel/best-wishes-for-2017 http://www.cirad.fr/en/news/all-news-items/articles/2016/institutionnel/best-wishes-for-2017 <p> CIRAD sends you its best wishes for 2017<strong>, and this year offers you an insight into territories and their role in changing the world</strong> </p> Mon, 12 Dec 2016 17:47:32 +0100 Clément Chenost: "It is possible to combine profitability and sustainability to develop agri-chains" http://www.cirad.fr/en/news/all-news-items/articles/2016/questions-a/clement-chenost http://www.cirad.fr/en/news/all-news-items/articles/2016/questions-a/clement-chenost <p> The role of agri-chains in sustainable development is a matter of diversity of players, both public and private. How do investment funds fit into this landscape? Interview with Clément Chenost, co-founder of the Moringa Fund and the Agroforestry Technical Assistance Facility, to coincide with the Agri-Chains and Sustainable Development Conference being held in Montpellier from 12 to 14 December. </p> Mon, 12 Dec 2016 16:37:16 +0100 Atlas des bois tropicaux http://www.cirad.fr/en/news/all-news-items/articles/2016/ca-vient-de-sortir/atlas-des-bois-tropicaux http://www.cirad.fr/en/news/all-news-items/articles/2016/ca-vient-de-sortir/atlas-des-bois-tropicaux <p> <em>The Atlas des bois tropicaux</em> presents the main technological characteristics of 283 of the tropical forest species and 17 of the temperate species most commonly used in Europe, along with their main uses. Wood sector operators are the main users, be they producers or consumers. This book is an educational reference tool for teaching and training courses on the forestry and wood sector in tropical regions. </p> Mon, 12 Dec 2016 10:32:20 +0100 Processus d'innovation et résilience des exploitations agricoles à Madagascar http://www.cirad.fr/en/news/all-news-items/articles/2016/ca-vient-de-sortir/processus-d-innovation-et-resilience-des-exploitations-agricoles-a-madagascar http://www.cirad.fr/en/news/all-news-items/articles/2016/ca-vient-de-sortir/processus-d-innovation-et-resilience-des-exploitations-agricoles-a-madagascar <p> L’ouvrage <em>Processus d'innovation et résilience des exploitations agricoles à Madagascar</em> montre la très grande résilience des systèmes de production agricole malgaches dans un contexte de grande pauvreté et de fortes incertitudes. Il s’appuie sur de nombreux exemples et une série d’études réalisées entre 2007 et 2013. </p> Mon, 12 Dec 2016 10:32:03 +0100 La Nouvelle-Calédonie face à son destin http://www.cirad.fr/en/news/all-news-items/articles/2016/ca-vient-de-sortir/la-nouvelle-caledonie-face-a-son-destin http://www.cirad.fr/en/news/all-news-items/articles/2016/ca-vient-de-sortir/la-nouvelle-caledonie-face-a-son-destin <p> New Caledonia is about to take an institutional and political corner in a world that has changed radically since the start of the fight for decolonization. This remarkable book is the fruit of a unique multidisciplinary study. On the eve of a decisive consultation, it provides keys to understanding the economy of New Caledonia, its changes over the past 30 years or so, and the issues and prospects for the future. </p> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:21:24 +0100