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Biological Diversity and Agroecological Systems - Soil and Crop Health - DIVECOSYS

How can we make use of biological and organic processes and resources to design sustainable practices?

Climate change and agricultural expansion at the expense of natural areas is fragilizing ecosystems, which are involved in natural crop pest regulation. Against a backdrop of rocketing demand as a result of population growth, the fact that the platform is anchored by several partners enables it to build appropriate crop protection strategies that make agricultural systems more productive (producing more) while making farmers less dependent on inputs (producing better).

List of partners, by country


  • Institut national de recherches agricoles du Bénin (INRAB)
  • University of Abomey-Calavi (FSAUAC)
  • Cotton Research Institute (IRC)

Burkina Faso

  • University of Ouagadougou 1 Joseph Ki Zerbo (UO1 - ED/ST)


  • French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD)


  • International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA, CGIAR)

Ivory Coast

  • Félix Houphouët Boigny University (UFHB-CEA-CCBAD)
  • Swiss Center for Scientific Research (CSRS)
  • National Center for Agronomic Research (CNRA)
  • Centre d’Excellence Africain sur les changements Climatiques, la Biodiversité et l’Agriculture Durable - Félix Houphouët-Boigny University (UFHB) 


  • Institut d’économie rurale (IER)


  • Faculty of Science and Technology, Cheikh Anta Diop University (FST-UCAD )
  • Gaston Berger University, Saint-Louis-du-Sénégal (UGB)
  • Institut sénégalais de recherches agricoles (ISRA)


  • Institut togolais de recherches agricoles (ITRA)