CIRAD is the French agricultural research and international cooperation organization working for the sustainable development of tropical and Mediterranean regions.
From its regional offices, CIRAD conducts joint operations with more than 90 countries. It also has scientific platforms with a regional vocation in the French overseas regions. In metropolitan France, it provides the national and global scientific communities with extensive research and training facilities. CIRAD has a staff of 1800, including 800 researchers. It has an operating budget of 203 millions euros. It comprises three scientifics departments and 37 research units. It also has 12 regional offices in metropolitan France, the French overseas regions and other countries. CIRAD works with developing countries to generate and pass on new knowledge, support agricultural development and fuel the debate on the main global issues concerning agriculture.
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