Coffee flower © F. Ribeyre, CIRAD

Tropical value chains

The principles of sustainable development guide CIRAD's research and what it offers in terms of expertise in tropical value chains. That expertise is founded on more than 70 years' experience of the main value chains and of researchers working on the ground with producers and in direct contact with the different stakeholders in value chains. CIRAD's expertise encompasses the following fields: production and productivity within the context of the agroecological transition; crop protection; genetic improvement; food and non-food product processing; sustainable sourcing; adapting value chains to climate change; multi-criteria performance assessment (LCA - life cycle assessment); building markets and standards that reward sustainable production and social responsibility within value chains; and academic and technical training for value chain stakeholders.