Event [ID: 34]

Living territories 2018

Global | | Montpellier, France

This conference is organized by CIRAD in partnership with AFD, the CGIAR System Organization and CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM), the NEPAD, the GFAR, PNUD-ART, AgroParisTech, IAMM, INRA, the RIMISP, Wageningen University, and with the support from the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and the French Ministry of Agriculture and Food.

Three specific objectives are identified for this conference, namely:

  1. To highlight new methods and scientific knowledge on territorial approaches to rural development, specifically in the Global South.;
  2. To showcase successful place-based innovations and projects including organisational and institutional reforms.
  3. To analyse and question the conditions of success for territorial development, especially within the context of the implementation of the SDGs.

The debates will be devoted to the following themes:

  • Innovations, coordinations and regulations.
  • Agri-chains and territorial development.
  • Territorial development and globalization: think locally, act globally


CIRAD (French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development) is a public establishment (EPIC) under the joint authority of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development.

Its activities concern the life sciences, social sciences and engineering sciences, applied to agriculture, the environment and territorial management. Its work centres on six main topics: food security, climate change, natural resource management, reduction of inequalities and poverty alleviation.

CIRAD works with its partners in southern countries to generate and pass on new knowledge to support agricultural development. It puts its scientific and institutional expertise at the disposal of policymakers in those countries and global debates on the main issues concerning agriculture. It also supports French scientific diplomacy operations.

Find out more about CIRAD here.


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