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
TBD Project management
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