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Last update: 5 June 2015

This part is dedicated to the presentation of some of our publishable research results, from projects as well as master and PhD student works. For full activity reports, readers should visit our platform and project’s websites.

Last update: 5 June 2015

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  • The irrigation control in dry season: economic and environmental performances of paddy rice in Northeastern Thailand

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    CIRAD, the Asian Institute of Technology, Kasetsart University, in partnership with the Royal Irrigation Department of Thailand have compared the advantages of rice production under controlled and uncontrolled irrigation in both environmental and economic terms.
  • Energy, water, carbon footprint: ways of improving cassava starch production

    A cassava (rallanderia) starch production unit in Cauca department, Colombia (© T. Tran/CIRAD)
    The cassava starch industry is booming. However, most producing countries use inefficient techniques, which means excessive energy and water consumption and a significant environmental impact. To minimize that impact, researchers from CIRAD and their partners compared three commonly used processing techniques and came up with efficient, sustainable technical solutions.
  • Cheese processing could enhance the sustainability of the dairy sector in Vietnam

    Cheese processing Vietnam
    Vietnam has experienced a fast development of the domestic consumption of dairy products due to rise of incomes and urbanization of lifestyles. In response, the national milk production increased rapidly, but the sustainability of the dairy sector is threatened by a strong dependency to imports of powdered milk.

  • Socio-economic impact of a dairy development project launched by Danone in west Java (Indonesia)

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    The Dairy Development in Ciater Project (DDCP) was designed by Danone to improve dairy farmers’ living standards in Ciater, a rural locality of West Java (Indonesia). The project ran from 2011 to 2014 in its second phase, with the support of the Danone Ecosystem Found. The main activities of the project included trainings, stall renovations and the setting-up of demonstration farms, in order to support farmers to deliver more and better quality milk. The project focused on improving the livelihood of 140 farmers in the Ciater district.
  • Understanding the role of non-isoprene in the elaboration of Thai rubber quality

    photo par L.Vaysse
    Up to now, and even following the official quality specification schemes (national ones such as STR or international such as ISO 2000) it is not possible to predict precisely the manufacturing behavior of natural rubber. For instance, two samples of natural rubber with the same specifications (ISO or TSR standards) can show different mixing behaviors, which can cause some accidents during the processing. As processing lines are more and more automated, this lack of consistency could be less and less tolerated by the manufacturers, who can think about using lower but constant quality synthetic rubber (SR) instead.
  • Technical improvement of natural rubber processing: maturation time, sensitivity to thermo-oxidization, and storage hardening and environmental issues related to rubber production.

    T0_photo par L.Vaysse
    Rubber processing companies (Smoked sheet/RSS, block rubber/STR, and concentrated latex) often encounter, lack of control of cup coagula maturation for STR20 production, lack of consistency of produced rubber (e.g. P0, PRI, ASHT), as well as, environmental issues such as energy consumption in NR processes.
    In both block rubber and concentrated latex industries, manufacturers have to let the cup lump/latex maturate for a long period if they want to obtain the required quality for further processing. This storage time has a cost. Technical solutions are researched to understand and reduce the duration of this maturation step.
  • Revisiting fertilisation practices together with tapping intensification on Rubber production

    Revisiting fertilisation practices together with tapping intensification on Rubber production
    Contrary to most other crops, the effects of fertilization on yield are not clear in rubber trees. Results from the literature are inconsistent. A reason to investigate the opportunity to intensified tapping system through fertilization, as compared to non-fertilized trees.

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