CIRAD in Indonesia

Last update: 19 December 2017

CIRAD has been operating in Indonesia for almost 40 years. At the outset, our research concerned the major tree crop supply chains – oil palm, coconut, rubber – then was gradually extended to the forestry and agroforestry sectors (coffee, cocoa), particularly in partnership with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).


In 2014, 8 scientists are working in the country. In addition, researchers and specialists from around 10 CIRAD research units carry out short support missions.

In 1992, CIRAD opened a permanent representation office in Jakarta and signed cooperation agreements with the Ministries of Agriculture and Forestry. The 5-year agreements were renewed with the Ministry of Agriculture in 1998, 2004, 2010 and 2015.

Main fields of involvement

Our research brings into play numerous disciplines of the life sciences, earth sciences, engineering, applied mathematics, human and social sciences: climatology, plant pathology, biotechnologies, modelling, remote sensing, agrifood technology, socio-economics, public policies.

  • Genetics and crop protection
  • Natural resource management
  • Sustainable cropping systems
  • Support to family farming
  • Economics and public policies

 A strong commitment to training

In connection with Agreenium, CIRAD is extending its scientific cooperation to the fields of Indonesian basic research and higher education. An agreement was signed in 2010 with Universitas Gadjah Mada in Yogyakarta. Another is being prepared with the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI-CRB). CIRAD is also stepping up its training operations with local partners through seminars and continuing education, and by hosting young scientists for methodological or degree training, such as Masters or PhD qualifications in France.

Last update: 19 December 2017

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