CIRAD logoCIRAD - UMR PVBMT (Unité Mixte de Recherche Peuplement Végétaux et Bioagresseurs en Milieu Tropical)
3P, 7, chemin de l'IRAT
Ligne Paradis
97410 Saint Pierre
La Réunion

CIRAD (French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development) is a French research centre working with developing countries to tackle international agricultural and development issues under the joint authority of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  CIRAD works with the whole range of developing countries to generate and pass on new knowledge, support agricultural development and fuel the debate on the main global issues concerning agriculture. CIRAD is a targeted research organization, and bases its operations on development needs, from field to laboratory and from a local to a global scale.

CIRAD's activities involve the life sciences, social sciences and engineering sciences, applied to agriculture, food and rural territories. CIRAD works hand-in-hand with local people and the local environment, on complex, ever-changing issues: food security, ecological intensification, emerging diseases and the future of agriculture in developing countries.  It has a staff of 1650, including 800 researchers working on joint operations with more than 100 countries. CIRAD consists of three scientific departments: Biological Systems (BIOS), Performance of Tropical Production and Processing Systems (PERSYST), and Environment and Societies (ES) with 34 research units and twelve regional offices in metropolitan France, the French overseas regions and other countries.