Afrique-orientale-australe AFORA News
This page displays a subjective selection of institutionnal events related to Cirad activities in the Eastern and Southern Africa.
25 September 2014
Since 1st of July 2014, four entities (KARI, Tea Research Foundation, Coffee Research Foundation and Kenya Sugar Research Foundation merged with KALRO (Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation). Dr. Eliud K. Kireger, a tree genetics specialist is the Acting Director-General.
22 September 2014
At the head of a delegation of four persons, the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock oinBurundi, Odette Kayitesi, met with the Cirad management in Montpellier on September 11, 2014. She was able to share her wishes to collaborate with Patrick Caron, General Director of Research and Strategy (DGD-RS), who was surrounded by several expert researchers from Burundi.
19 September 2014
From the 2nd to the 4th of September 2014, Stéphane Hogan, Councillor for Research and Innovation from the European Union to the African Union, in Addis Ababa, visited Kenya. He first visited Icraf to meet representatives from several International centers and then to the Residence of France to share with the Directors of three French research institutes.
26 August 2014
Dr. J. K. Kimemia, coordinator of the CVAS (Coffee Value Addition Support ) project, invited three of the four partner institutions to sign with the Coffee Research Foundation (CRF), contracts that describe the procedures for implementation of the activities for which they are responsible. The signing took place at the CRF headquarter on 26 August 2014. The Federation of cooperatives in Murang'a, the Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI) and CRF were represented by their Directors, Ephantus Wanjohi, Sylvance A. Sange and Dr. Elijah K. Gichuru. Present from Cirad, were Dr. Jacques Lancon, Regional Director and Fabrice Pinard.
15 July 2014
From the 2nd to the 7th of June 2014, Cirad contributed to the organisation of the Governance Innovation Week at the University of Pretoria.
4 June 2014
From the 12th to the 15th of May 2014, the RP-PCP platform and the AHEAD-GLTFCA program (Animal and Human Health for the Environment and Development) have jointly organised a conference on transboundary protected areas (TFCA). This conference took place in Hwange Safari Lodge, Hwange district, Zimbabwe.
25 May 2014
Associated with 7 other research organisations or higher agricultural education, Cirad is a member of the French consortium for agriculture, food, animal health and the environment, Agreenium. In 2014, the Consortium is the promoter of activites bringing together several of its members.
14 May 2014
For the 6th time, the International Centre for Water Economics and Governance, (IWEGA), based at the Faculty of Agronomy at the Eduardo Mondlane University, brought together its Advisory Board in Pretoria, South Africa, on the 14th of May 2014. The session was presided over by Dr. Hilmy SALLY, former researcher at IWMI (International Water Management Institute ).
7 May 2014
Under the guidance of His Excellence Rémi Maréchaux, the French Ambassador to Kenya, a framework agreement for cooperation between the three French institutes of research present in Kenya and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology was signed on the 6th of May 2014 in Nairobi by the Cabinet Minister Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi, and the Principal Secretary of the Ministry, Prof. Collette Suda, and by Christian Thibon for IFRA, Dr. Alain Borgel for IRD and Dr. Jacques Lançon for Cirad.
25 March 2014
The monitoring committee of collaborations between Cirad and the Eduardo Mondlane University (Maputo, Mozambique) took place on the 25th of March 2014 in the Rector's office in the university campus. The meeting was presided over by the director of cooperation, Dr Carlos LUCAS.