CIRAD is a French agricultural research organization working for development in the South and the French overseas regions. Its research work is generally conducted in partnership. 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 comprises three scientific departments and 33 research units. Research in partnership is CIRAD's fundamental working principle and the keystone of its operations. The fact that it has researchers worldwide has shaped its identity and helped it to build specialized, dynamic skills centres. CIRAD's operations centre on a certain number of values, which determine its choices and guide its approach. CIRAD takes a research approach for analysing the impact of its activities. In line with other organisations, such as the CGIAR centres, INRA (Asirpa) and the European IMPRESA project, it adopts common concepts and tools and adapts them to its own circumstances. Called ImpresS (‘IMPact of Research in the South’), CIRAD's methodological approach is based on innovation case studies and takes a participatory approach. The cross-analysis of the case studies has distinguished four models according to the involvement of research, and highlights the essential role of capacity building among actors and of public policies in innovation processes.
Transversal analysis of the studies reveals original, sometimes even unexpected, results. Thirteen case studies have served as an initial support for the development of the ImpresS method. Each case is linked to one of the four models, according to the involvement of research in the innovation process. Transversal analysis of these studies reveals original, sometimes even unexpected, results. CIRAD has 33 research units split between three scientific departments. Actors, Resources and Territories in Development (UMR ART-DEV) Agro-ecological Functioning and Performances of Horticultural Systems (UPR HortSys) Agro-ecology and Sustainable Intensification of Annual Crops (UPR AIDA) Agropolymer Engineering and Emerging Technologies (UMR IATE) Animals, Health, Territories, Risks and Ecosystems (UMR ASTRE) Biology and Genetics of Plant-Pathogen Interactions (UMR BGPI) Biomass, Wood, Energy, Bioproducts (UPR BioWooEB) Botany and Modelling of Plant Architecture and Vegetation (UMR AMAP) Center for International Research on Environment and Development (UMR CIRED) Centre for Biology and Management of Populations (UMR CBGP) Crop Diversity, Adaptation and Development (UMR DIADE) Ecological Functioning and Sustainable Management of Banana and Pineapple Cropping Systems (UPR GECO) Ecology of Guianan Forests (UMR ECOFOG ) Forests and Societies (UPR F&S) Functional Ecology & Bio-geochemistry of Soils & Agro-ecosystems (UMR Eco&Sols) in this discipline.
The analysis and interpretation of these data requires expertise in many statistical tools. A training session can meet this demand by presenting various statistical tools implemented in the R software ... for the statistical analysis and graphical representation of epidemiological data Will be able to set up epidemiological data, such as generalized linear models, generalized linear mixed models, spatial statistics, time ... health. Candidates must have basic training in statistics (it is not an introductory module in statistics ... Principles of statistical modeling Generalized linear models and generalized linear mixed models Spatial statistics Time series Analysis of risk factors Parameterization of epidemiological. 2013 statistics on this deforestation, researchers from CIRAD and their partners interpret