CIRAD is heavily involved in training students and junior researchers from France and abroad. This helps it build scientific capacity in developing countries, which is the keystone of its mandate .
In recent years, CIRAD has established partnerships with higher education establishments in France and abroad. These links with grandes écoles and universities have enabled CIRAD researchers to contribute to the development of international Masters courses.
In France, CIRAD participates in regional education and research structures, notably Pôles de recherche et d’enseignement supérieur (PRES). In its research units, researchers teach and receive students within the framework of these structures. In Montpellier, the Agropolis International association provides targeted information on higher education establishments.
Furthermore, CIRAD is a founding member of the National Consortium for Agriculture, Food, Animal Health and the Environment, which associates higher education and research organizations working in the field of agriculture. CIRAD thus participates in the consortium's teaching operations.
In terms of training, CIRAD is particularly committed to the topics of animal production and health. In this field, there are two public interest groups: GIP Ecole nationale des services vétérinaires (ENSV) and GIP France vétérinaire international , whose mandate is to promote, federate and coordinate veterinary training and technical cooperation operations on an international level.