Etc Terra regularly joins with French and international scientific partners to advance knowledge in all its areas of intervention.
Centre de coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement
The Centre de coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD) is a French research centre working with developing countries to tackle international agricultural and development issues. The CIRAD was involved in the first phase of the HCPF.
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (National Center for Scientific Research) is a government-funded research organization, under the administrative authority of France's Ministry of Research. As the largest fundamental research organization in Europe, CNRS carried out research in all fields of knowledge. The CNRS was involved in the first phase of the HCPF.
Carnegie Institution for Science (Stanford University)
The Department of Global Ecology, founded in 2002 on the campus of Stanford University, conducts basic research on the interactions among the earth's ecosystems, land, atmosphere, and oceans. More specifically, the Carnegie Airborne Observatory, combines advanced imaging (spectroscopic and laser) with unique scientific approaches to understand how land use, climate change and other processes affect our biosphere and the services provided by the biosphere to the society. Carnegie Institution for Science was involved in the first phase of the HCPF.
The IRD (Institut de recherche pour le développement) is a French research organism, original and unique on the European development research scene. Its research, training and innovation activities are intended to contribute to the social, economic and cultural development of southern countries. The IRD was involved in the first phase of the HCPF and is still involved in the project Mahavotra.
Antananarivo Institute and Observatory of Geophysics (University of Antananarivo)
Affiliated with the University of Antananarivo, the IOGA encompasses several research laboratories, an IT center, and a maintenance workshop for electronic materials. The newly created Environment and Teledetection laboratory is dedicated to the application of techniques of physics and geophysics to the problems of environmental management. The IOGA was involved in the first phase of the HCPF and is still involved in the project Mahavotra.
Research laboratory and partner of the IRD (Institute for Research on Development) the LRI is affiliated with the University of Antananarivo. It houses a dedicated research unit on “Soil and Climate Changes” that aims to understand the mechanisms that govern the flow of material (carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus) between soil and plant, and to use them to optimize agricultural productivity and to mitigate the effects of climate change in Madagascar. The LRI was involved in the first phase of the HCPF and is still involved in the Mahavotra, PERR-FH, Madacompost projects.
National Museum of Natural History
Both a scientific institution and public service turned to research and dissemination of knowledge, the Museum takes 5 large founding missions that govern all of its activities: Basic and applied research, management and conservation of collections, teaching and pedagogy, dissemination of knowledge and expertise. The National Museum of Natural History was involved in the first phase of the HCPF.
Schools and Universities
Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences
The Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences (ESSA) is the only public institution training Agronomists and Foresters in Madagascar. It relies on a dedicated faculty, reinforced by interventions of professionals and good training facilities and research laboratories, library, vehicles... ESSA has always advocated the "Excellence in Development" at both rural and Agro-industrial levels. The ESSA is involved in the HCPF.
University of Antananarivo
University Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée
Young university, founded in 1991, the University of Marne-la-Vallée is a Public Establishment Cultural, Scientific and Professional. It takes a new name in 2007 and became Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée (UPEMLV). Since its creation UPEMLV is characterized by a culture of innovation by developing close partnerships both in the training of research with the world economy, but also by opting for one type of governance original. The UPEMLV was involved in the first phase of the HCPF.