Afrique-orientale-australe AFORA News
This page displays a subjective selection of institutionnal events related to Cirad activities in the Eastern and Southern Africa.
13 May 2013
Under the support of His Excellency Serge Segura, the French Ambassador to Mozambique, a Memorandum of Understanding between Cirad and the Eduardo Mondlane University (Maputo, Mozambique) was signed on Monday 13th May at 15h00 by the University Chancellor, Pr. Orlando Quilambo and the Cirad Regional Director, Dr. Jacques Lançon, on behalf of the Chief Director General. Dr Michel Eddi.
10 May 2013
The launch workshop for the Biova project (Recycling Plant and Animal biomass in livestock farming systems) was held from the 8th to 14th April 2013, in Antsirabe (CCC Lovasoa), Madagascar. All partners involved in the project (Madagascar, Mozambique and France) came together to meet and discuss the objectives of the project and its future activities. In total, 20 participants from three nationalities represented 10 partner institutions.
24 April 2013
Organized by Cirad (projet JOLISAA), the CGIAR (CCAFS program), the Australian cooperation, the PROLINNOVA network and KARI, a workshop on innovation in African agriculture will meet in Nairobi from the 29th to the 31st of May, with more than 80 participants chosen for their experience and ability to represent a variety of key players of innovation in Africa: teachers and researchers, development practitioners, policy and institutional decision-makers, donors, farmers' organizations, private sector .
12 April 2013
The initial workshop of the ARChE_Net project (Adaptation of Ruminant systems to a Changing Environment) took place from the 25th to the 29th of April 2013, at the Hotel “Le Victoria”, in St Pierre, Reunion Island (France). All the partners of the seven countries involved (Australia, Comoros, India, Madagascar, Mozambique, Reunion Island and South Africa) were invited to participate at this first project meeting, in order to get to know each other and discuss the project’s objectives and future activities. In total, 25 partners came, represented by about 30 people from 12 different nationalities.
4 April 2013
The International Centre on Economics and Governance of Water (IWEGA), based at the Faculty of Agronomy at the Eduardo Mondlane University held its fifth Advisory Board meeting in Maputo on the 5th of March 2013. The session was chaired by Dr. Hilmy SALLY, a former researcher at IWMI (International Water Management Institute).
5 February 2013
The Global Agenda for action in favor of sustainable livestock sector development (Global Agenda of Action in Support of sustainable livestock sector development) is a forum for multi-stakeholder exchanges on livestock which seeks to promote greater efficiency in resource use by livestock. Its secretariat is hosted by FAO.
Its third meeting was organized by the AU-IBAR, ILRI and FAO in Nairobi from 22 to 25 January 2013. More than one hundred participants attended three representatives from CIRAD and INRA.
24 January 2013
Dr Frank Rijsberman, the Executive Secretary of the Consortium, based in Montpellier (France) and made up of 15 member centers of the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) was hosted by the Centre for Research in Agro-Forestry (ICRAF) and the International Institute for Research on Livestock (ILRI), on the 17 and 18 of January 2013.
17 December 2012
A signing ceremony was held on 17 December 2012, at the headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia). It brought together representatives of the ten research projects funded in 2012 by the African Union (AU) in the framework of the EuropeAid program (10th EDF). Among the successful projects is the AvalFonio project coordinated by Jean-François Cruz, who was appointed by the President Director General of Cirad to sign the contract.
11 December 2012
For the sixth year, the Advisory Board of the research platform « Production and Conservation in Partnership» (RP-PCP) met at the French Embassy's Residence in Harare on the 6th of December 2012. Chaired by H.E. the Ambassador of France to Zimbabwe, Mr François Ponge, the meeting was attended by representatives of the institutional partners of the platform, Professors Lindela Ndlovu, Director of the 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), as well as Drs. Yves Savidan Representative CNRS and IRD in Southern Africa, and Jacques Lançon, Cirad Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa. MMr Benoît Denise, First Counsellor of the Embassy of France and David Germain-Robin, attaché of cooperation in research, also attended the meeting along with H.E. the Ambassador of France.