Current location: CIRAD-UMR DIADE, PS1-TA-A51-2196 Boulevard de la Lironde
Research interestsProject manager for the DIADE and AMAP joint research unit at CIRAD
Ongoing fundings and projects
- BOLERO (2022-2026): European project proposing to create resilient rootstock varieties for fruit tree crops to cope with climate change threats. (with DIADE unit)
BOLERO project is taking place in three countries - Vietnam, Nicaragua and Uganda - representing three continents (Asia, South America, Africa) and a diversity of production systems. It is looking at the role of root architecture in the productivity of coffee and cocoa trees, with a view to selecting the most suitable rootstocks. In particular, the aim is to identify root characteristics that improve productivity, optimise the use of nitrogenous nutrients and develop digital tools to help select the best rootstocks. The BOLERO project brings together eighteen partners, including five private partners, from eight European Union countries (Austria, Germany, Denmark, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Czech Republic) and the United Kingdom, as well as Nicaragua, Vietnam and Uganda. The project is funded by the European Union with a budget of €8 million and began on 1 October 2022 for four years.
- GUARDEN (2022-2025): SafeGUARDing biodivErsity aNd critical ecosystem services across sectors and scales (with AMAP unit)
GUARDEN project aims to increase the capacity to preserve biodiversity and its contribution to human subsistence. This will be achieved through the development of innovative and widely accessible digital methods, as illustrated today through the Pl@ntNet platform. Case studies are being carried out in southern Europe (Spain, France, Greece, Cyprus) on the remarkable plants of Mediterranean ecosystems. More generally, they focus on plant species of Community interest, recorded in the appendices of the European Habitats Directive. A case study from Madagascar revisits the island's exceptional, but highly threatened, biodiversity, with a focus on trees and shrubs, which provide structure to ecosystems. The GUARDEN project consortium brings together sixteen partners from six European Union countries (Belgium, France, Cyprus, Spain, Greece and the Netherlands) and two associated countries (Madagascar and the United Kingdom). Multidisciplinary, it involves ten major research organisations and universities, as well as four pioneering SMEs and two regional organisations. The project is funded by the European Union with a budget of €4.5 million and began on 1 November 2022 for three years.