Cirad is a French research centre working with developing countries to address agricultural and development issues.In partnership with a wide range of developing countries, Cirad generates and transfers new knowledge to support agricultural development and contribute to the debate about major global agronomic issues. Its activities involve life sciences, social sciences and engineering sciences in the areas of agriculture, food and rural land.
Its strategy is based on:
Cirad has a global outlook with an international network of partners. Its regional offices coordinate its work in more than 90 countries.
In metropolitan France, it provides the national and international scientific community with an extensive research and training system based primarily in Montpellier.