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- 24 October 2018
DescriptionCIRAD, the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development, is an organization working for the sustainable development of tropical and Mediterranean regions. Its activities concern the life sciences, social sciences and engineering sciences, applied to agriculture, the environment and territorial management. Its work centres on several main topics: food security, climate change, natural resource management, reduction of inequalities and poverty alleviation. The joint research unit, “Tropical and Mediterranean Animal Production Systems” (Systèmes d’élevage méditerranéens et tropicaux, SELMET) works on animal production agro-ecosystems in warm climates, in normal and harsh conditions. The extreme conditions under which some of these systems function challenge the limits of ecological intensification. The unit is made up of about fifty scientific staff and around thirty doctoral students. Nearly a third of them are expatriated in tropical regions. SELMET have many historical data of botanical pastures in tropical and mediterranean regions.
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