CIRAD (Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement) is a French research centre working with developing countries to tackle international agricultural and development issues. CIRAD works with the whole range of developing countries to generate and pass on new knowledge, support agricultural development and fuel the debate on the main global issues concerning agriculture. CIRAD is a targeted research organization, and bases its operations on development needs, from field to laboratory and from a local to a global scale.
CIRAD's activities involve the life sciences, social sciences and engineering sciences, applied to agriculture, food and rural territories. CIRAD works hand-in-hand with local people and the local environment, on complex, ever-changing issues: food security, ecological intensification, emerging diseases, the future of agriculture in developing countries, etc.
CIRAD in figures
- A staff of 1800, including 800 researchers. Joint operations with more than 90 countries.
- Three scientific departments: Biological Systems (BIOS), Performance of Tropical Production and Processing Systems (PERSYST), and Environment and Societies (ES).
- 37 research units.
- Twelve regional offices in metropolitan France, the French overseas regions and other countries.
- Around thirty collective research tools accessible to partners from developing countries.
- About 5 million euros spent on PhD courses;
- 800 researchers and technicians from all over the world received and trained each year.
- A budget of 214 million euros in 2010.
CIRAD role in FARMAF
CIRAD is responsible of the implementation of FARMAF activities in FARMAF project in Burkina Faso and of activities related to Market Information Systems in the three countries of FARMAF project.
Contact: Dr. Elodie Maître d'Hôtel