Afrique-orientale-australe AFORA News
This page displays a subjective selection of institutionnal events related to Cirad activities in the Eastern 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, African Conservation Tillage organised a workshop a held 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.
20 July 2013
During the occasion of the African week of agricultural science organised in Accra, from the 15th to the 20th of July 2013, by the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), Dr. Michel Eddi, President Director General of Cirad, notably met the Executive Secretaries of three regional organisations of agricultural research in Africa. He met with Dr. Fina Apio, head of the Association for strengthening agricultural research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA), Prof. Timothy Simalenga, head of the centre for coordination of agricutural research and development for southern Africa (CCARDESA) and Dr. Harold Roy-Macauley, head of the Council for agricultural research and development (CORAF).
8 July 2013
The President of the University of Djibouti, Prof. Djama Mohamed Hassan, visted the house of remote sensing on the 7th of July 2013. He was received by Dr Jean-Philippe Tonneau, Director of the Joint Research Unit TETIS (Territoires, environnement, télédétection et information spatiale) and Dr. Jacques Lançon, Regional Director of Cirad in East Africa.
28 June 2013
H.E. Laurent Delahousse, the all new Ambassador to France in Harare (Zimbabwe) wanted to learn about the activities of Cirad before embarking on his post.
During his visit to Montpellier, on the 27th of June 2013, he was received by Patrick Caron, Director General delegated to Research and Strategy, Francois Monicat delegated to partnerships, Michel Salas, the Regional Director of Languedoc-Roussillon and Jacques Lançon, Regional Director in ESA.
Also in the meeting were the two leaders of the Platform of research in partnership RP-PCP, Michel de Garine-Wichatitsky, coordinator in Zimbabwe, and Marie-Noël de Visscher, correspondent in Montpellier.