Afrique-orientale-australe AFORA News
This page displays a subjective selection of institutionnal events related to Cirad activities in the Eastern and Southern Africa.
21 February 2014
Two working sessions on the CGIAR research program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (CRP/FTA) were held in Nairobi, at Icraf between the 28th and 31st of January 2014. A Cirad representative who joined the CRP in late 2012, Alain Billand, Director of the Cirad-BSEF Research Unit, participated in two sessions of strategic programming, alongside representatives of the four centers involved CGIAR, CIFOR, ICRAF, Bioversity and CIAT and CATIE.
28 January 2014
Cirad organised a workshop on the international influence of research programs from Cirad in the Reunion on the 27th and 28th January 2014, at 3 P (Pôle de Protection des Plantes) in St Pierre, Réunion (France). Cirad is indeed engaged with the European Union as well as the local trustees (region and department), tant vis à vis de l'Union Européenne que de ses tutelles locales (région et département), to register, as early as 2015 a significant part of its resarch activities in the research and training platforms.
4 December 2013
The Board of Directors of the Production and Conservation in Partnership (RP-PCP) platform held its seventh annual meeting at the Residence of the French Embassy in Harare on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. Chaired by H. E. the Ambassador of France to Zimbabwe, Mr. Laurent Delahousse, the meeting brought together representatives of the institutional partners of the platform, Professors Dumisani Hlatywayo, Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST-Bulawayo) and Maud Muchuweti, Dean of the Faculty of Biological Sciences at the University of Zimbabwe (UZ-Harare) and Drs. Jean Albergel, CNRS and IRD representative in Southern Africa, and Jacques Lançon, Regional Director of Cirad in East and Southern Africa.
29 November 2013
On 27 November, the Regional Director of Cirad met Dr. Segenet Kelemu, the new Director-General of Icipe, who has beeb in office since 1 November 2013.
One year after the signing of a newagreement between the two institutions, and a few weeks after the visit of H.E. Remi Maréchaux, designate Ambassador of France to Kenya, this meeting allowed the addressind of several issues that could improve visibility of our joint activities.
14 November 2013
With the support of the European Union, the African Conservation Tillage organised a workshop in Nairobi on November 13th, 2013, to present the main results of the ABACO (Agro-ecology-Based Aggradation COnservation Agriculture) project and establish a roadmap (2014-2020) for the future of conservation agriculture in Africa.
5 November 2013
Since his arrival in Nairobi, Mr. Rémi Maréchaux, the French Ambassador to Kenya, has wanted to meet the six senior researchers from CIRAD and IRD assigned to the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Psychology (Icipe). The visit took place on Tuesday, 5th November. Mr. Maréchaux was accompanied by Ms. Sarah Ayito-Nguema, the cooperation attaché, Alain Borgel, the IRD Representative as well as Jacques Lançon, the Regional Director of Cirad.
26 October 2013
From 21st to 26th October 2013, the AFS4Food project brought together key partners in Nyeri, Kenya. 21 participants from the Horticultural Technical Centre of Tamatave (CTHT, Madagascar), Institute of Agricultural Research for Development (IRAD, Cameroon), Centre for on Coffee Research Foundation (CRF, Kenya), the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and Cirad met at the initiative of Didier Snoeck, project leader, and Philippe Vaast, the local correspondent. Four days were devoted to the presentation of activities in each country and the organization of future project activities. A day was set aside to visit the coffe-based agroforestry systems in the Murang'a region.
13 October 2013
26 participants gathered at the CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) in Pretoria from the 10th to the 12th of October 2013 for the third annual meeting of the project. Most partners were present: CSIR (South Africa), UAC (Benin), ENSAI (Cameroon), NRC (Egypt), IFLA (Spain), Cirad, ACTIA/ADIV ACTIA/CVG, ANIA, INRA (France), NRI (Great Britain), UT (Madagascar), BSE (Portugal), UCAD and AAFEX (Senegal).
27 September 2013
The two delegations, led by MM. Mmobonemi Muofhe (DST) for South Africa and Pascal Le Deunff (MAE) for France, met on the 26th of September, 2013 at the Innovation Hub in Pretoria to review the scientific and technological cooperation between the two countries. The meeting was opened by H. E. Elisabeth Barbier, Ambassador of France in South Africa, who emphasized the importance of scientific cooperation between the two countries for French diplomacy.
1 September 2013
Dr. Jean Albergel, Research Director IRD, hydrologist, Doctorate of the University of Paris 6 was appointed on the 1st of September as a representative of IRD in Southern Africa and Director of the joint office CNRS - IRD located at the Innovation Hub, Pretoria. He takes over from Dr. Yves Savidan.