The Chadian Institute of Agricultural Research for Development (ITRAD) is Chad’s principal agricultural research agency. It falls under the Ministry of Agriculture and the Environment and carries out research on crops, forestry, fisheries, and natural resources.
Agricultural development is a leading priority in Chad’s poverty reduction strategy. Agriculture, the main livelihood source for most Chadians, has considerable potential and is expected to continue being a major engine of growth and poverty reduction.
The Chadian Institute of Agricultural Research for Development (ITRAD) is Chad’s principal agricultural research agency undertaking research on crops, forestry, fisheries, and natural resources. Chad has a long history of collaboration with CORAF including recent partnerships to develop a broad research and development program like the West Africa Agriculture Productivity Program.
Some of the projects carried out by CORAF in Chad include:
- Support for the sustainable improvement of the productivity and competitiveness of dairy sectors in West and Central Africa;
- Improving maize productivity and dissemination through the promotion of integrated management technologies in the Savannah zone of Cameroon, Nigeria, and Chad;
- Platform for Exchange between Researchers and Policymakers for Adaptation to Climate Change in Africa;
- Promotion of Science & Technology for Agricultural Development Project – Composante DONATA.
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First Name: Dr Koye
Last Name: DJONDANG
Title: Directeur Général
Phone: +235 66 26 83 09
PB/City: B.P. 5400 – Ndjamena
Fax: +235 22 53 71 452