Tropical and Mediterranean biological resource centres
ARCAD is a structure to safeguard and ensure access to tropical and Mediterranean crop resources for research and training purposes.
It provides conservation and reception services and technology to characterize and analyse genetic diversity.
Biological resource centres (BRCs) in metropolitan France and the French overseas regions
CIRAD's BRCs aim to enrich their collections through new accessions, to conserve them under optimum conditions, and to make them available to interested parties.
GAMéT - seeds suited to Mediterranean and tropical conditions
GAMéT is the result of the merger of CIRAD's Tropical BRC and INRAE's Maize and Medicago BRCs. It is housed in the ARCAD building in Montpellier
Tropical Plants BRC
This BRC assembles CIRAD and INRAE collections of crop and related species from Guadeloupe and Martinique: pineapple, banana, sugarcane, fruit trees and yam, plus an internationally recognized herbarium.
The Vatel BRC in Réunion assembles three crop collections: vanilla, tropical garlic, and little-used vegetables.
Tree Crop BRC
The Tree Crop BRC in French Guiana assembles CIRAD coffee, cocoa and rubber collections.
The Coffeea BRC in Réunion assembles wild coffee varieties from Africa, Mauritius, Mayotte and Réunion held by CIRAD and IRD.
The Citrus BRC, in which CIRAD is a partner, is the leading European and Mediterranean collection.