Research Institute for Development

Last update: 26 July 2012

The IRD is a unique institution in the landscape of European research for development. Its task is to conduct research in the South, for the South, with the South.

Through partnership-based research, training and innovation it is present in more than fifty countries in Africa, the Mediterranean basin, Latin America and the French overseas territories. Its projects are jointly run with partners and are based on an interdisciplinary approach. They address questions vital for Southern countries, such as tropical diseases and diseases of civilisation, the links between health and environment, climate change, water resources, food security, natural hazards, poverty, vulnerability and social inequality, migration and labour market trends.

IRD GRED: Governance Risk Environment & Development

The research unit is structured by 3 research axes: 1) Biodiversity conservation and dynamics of rural systems, 2) Governance and management of resources and territories, 3) Risk and sensitivity of societies and territories

GRED webpage - French

IRD GRED is a SPOP Partner

Patrice Levang is a researcher at IRD in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Agro-economist by training, his research has mainly been
focusing on the agricultural colonization –organized and spontaneous- of the forest margins of the Indonesian archipelago. Since October 2010 he relocated to Cameroon where he studies the livelihoods impacts of forest conversion.
SPOP contact Patrice Levang

Last update: 26 July 2012

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