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Research in support of public policy

Our research results support public decision making in our main fields of action: climate change; biodiversity; inclusive, sustainable food systems; agroecological transitions; territories; One Health.

Our research results, which are widely disseminated in the form of scientific publications and institutional documents, serve to support policymaking. We provide expertise and advice within a range of consultation and decision-making bodies:

  • from the national level (interministerial committee on international cooperation and development - CICID; interministerial group on food security - GISA; French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety - ANSES, etc.)
  • to the global level (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - IPCC; Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services - IPBES; Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil - RSPO, etc.)

A science diplomacy player

CIRAD's legal status and remit make it a major science diplomacy player. It is a public research organization under the dual authority of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, and has longstanding partnerships with tropical and Mediterranean countries.

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Impacts on the ground

Understanding innovation mechanisms better enables a more effective contribution to development. This is why we are committed to studying the impact of our research. The ImpresS method developed to this end serves to analyse projects both before and after their implementation.

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