Science at work 16 October 2023
West Africa - Forest and Humid Savannah
Agricultural research continues to have a major role to play in tackling a vital challenge facing the human race: providing food and energy for the eight billion people there will be worldwide by 2030, while preserving the environment and, more generally, common goods such as the climate, biodiversity and human and animal health.
Main research fields
- Reforestation and development of agroforestry systems
- Food and energy security
- Fertility management on a territory level
- Studying and promoting biodiversity - Crop breeding
- Cocoa agroforestry systems
- health risks - Disease vector and pest control
- Public policy
Emblematic projects and platforms in partnership for research and training
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- 35 expatriate researchers
- 2 platforms in partnership
- 200 missions per year
- 8 PhD students supervised per year
Platforms in partnership
How can we work with farmers in West Africa to design innovative, intensive and ecologically-friendly crop-livestock systems?
How can we make use of biological and organic processes and resources to design sustainable practices?
Teaching and training
CIRAD's researchers contribute to higher education through Masters and other diploma courses. They supervise and guide students and interns, either from a distance or on the ground, including PhD students. CIRAD can also provide vocational training for staff members from partner organizations.see also: Teaching and training
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CIRAD Regional Office for West Africa - Forest and Humid Savannah
Université Félix Houphouet Boigny -
Campus de Cocody - Bâtiment IRD -
01 BP 6483 Abidjan 01 -
Tel.: +225 22 07 48 18 41 / +225 07 89 08 67 62