CIRAD is the French agricultural research and international cooperation organization working for the sustainable development of tropical and Mediterranean regions. It is a public establishment (EPIC) under the joint authority of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development. Its activities concern the life sciences, social sciences and engineering sciences, applied to agriculture, the environment and territorial management. Its work centres on six main topics: food security, climate change, natural resource management, reduction of inequalities and poverty alleviation.
Most CIRAD staff involved in the LIDISKI project belong to the research unit ASTRE (Animals, health, Territories, Risks, Ecosystems). Scientists of two other research units, SELMET and ART-DEV, are also involved in the project. ASTRE is a pluri disciplinary research unit of CIRAD and INRAe focused on improving animal health, public health and food security in the South. ASTRE aims at providing solutions to sanitary issues associated to animal productions and to the human-animal-environment interface. The unit studies health within evolving socio-ecosystems and proposes tools to better understand, monitor and manage it. The unit includes researchers with large experience in poultry and small ruminant diseases, including peste des petits ruminants and Newcastle disease. Notably, ASTRE is reference laboratory for peste des petits ruminants for the OIE, FAO and EU.
CIRAD agents involved in the project:
|Abdrahmane Wane||Expert in socio-economy of livestock production|
|Alexis Delabouglise||Expert in economy of health|
|Andrea Apolloni||Expert in epidemiological modelling, network analysis|
|Arnaud Bataille||Expert in virology|
|Nadège Souprayenmestry||Finance management|
|Cécile Squarzoni Diaw||Expert in veterinary epidemiology|
|David Chavernac||Expert in information systems|
|Marion Bordier||Expert in animal epidemiology, surveillance and control|
|Raphael Duboz||Expert in systems thinking, participatory approaches, modelling|
|Sophie Molia||Expert in veterinary epidemiology|
|Tancrède Voituriez||Expert in economy and politics of green innovation|
|Vladimir Grosbois||Expert in quantitative ecology and epidemiology, biostatistics|