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From our regional offices in tropical and Mediterranean countries, the French overseas regions and Montpellier, we conduct joint activities with more than a hundred countries. Those activities notably take the form of a portfolio of almost 800 projects each year, a selection of which is shown on this map. A number of platforms in partnership for research and training – our preferred mode of international cooperation – complete this view of our worldwide presence on the ground.
CIRAD's priority research topicsAll topics
Engineering agroecological transitions
Biodiversity as a lever of development and resilience
Helping farming systems in the global South adapt to climate change
Supporting the transition to more sustainable, inclusive food systems
An integrated animal, plant and ecosystem health approach, in connection with public health
Territory-based approaches to leverage sustainable, inclusive development
Tropical value chainsAll value chains
In the field of tropical agricultural value chains, CIRAD has a long history of exceptional, recognized technical expertise of use in renewing production approaches to include the concepts of agroecology.
Fostering sustainable animal production within varied, complex Human-Environment-Global health systems.
Banana and plantain
Innovating hand in hand with players in the banana and plantain value chains, to ensure greater sustainability.
Improving the livelihoods of rural households through sustainable, diversified, quality cocoa production.
Revitalizing coconut, a plant with a thousand uses: knowing and making better use of its genetic diversity and ensuring sustainability, from production to processing.
Returning to ecologically viable systems and boosting the profitability of agroforestry systems that favour smallholders in more than 40 countries.
Helping players in the global South achieve agroecological intensification, by studying and adapting production and organizational methods in an constantly changing context.
Promoting sustainable dairy farms and inclusive collection systems, and encouraging the production of healthy, responsible dairy products in the countries of the global South.
Managing natural and planted forests, which play a vital social, economic and ecological role, in a sustainable way.
Fruit and vegetables
Using the specificities of horticultural products (diversity, freshness, health properties) to build fair, healthy and sustainable food systems.
Consolidating, documenting and sharing the performance and resilience of the value chain, as it moves towards agroecological transition.
Helping to alleviate poverty and vulnerability to risks among rice growers and improve production (quantity and quality), while managing natural resources and reducing environmental impact.
Roots and tubers
Proposing sustainable production and processing systems based on improved varieties and healthy seed, to guarantee that products satisfy consumer and market expectations.
Generating knowledge, to build a sustainable natural rubber sector that provides producers with a decent income.
Working together to build agroecological solutions for sorghum-based cropping systems, in response to the challenges of adaptating to climate change and diversifying farmers' sources of income.
Building the sugarcane sector of the future by helping producers make the agroecological transition.
Train with CIRAD
CIRAD is heavily involved in training students and junior researchers from France and abroad. It contributes to PhD and Masters-level courses and works to build the skills of its scientific partners by receiving their researchers and providing them with professional training.