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 with more than 150 institutions located in a hundred Southern 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. With its 800 researchers, CIRAD establishes its programming from the development needs, from field to laboratory, from scale to global one.