The PathoBios International Joint Laboratory, a Observatory of Plant pestand Disease in West Africa: Biodiversityand Biosafety, formalized the long-term partnership between INERA and Burkina Faso and IRD in France in the field of crop protection. It was created in 2013 for a period of 5 years renewed in 2019, with a broader partnership with universities in Burkina Faso, Nazi Boni University, Joseph Ki-Zerbo University as well as CIRAD in France and UCL in Belgium.
«The first period of the International Joint Laboratory PathoBios was a success: it was an opportunity for students from Burkina Faso and West Africa to be trained in research (Master, Thesis) and for professionals in the field of agriculture to be trained in phytopathology and disease diagnostic. »
« The assessment of the International Joint Laboratory, Phase 1 is excellent as it meets a key need in agriculture, which is to protect crops from devastating pests. »
« The International Joint Laboratory was successful thanks to its dynamism and perseverance in establishing sustainable operational experimental platforms in the two sites of Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso in Burkina Faso. »
« Le LMI a réussi à obtenir des résultats significatifs non seulement dans le domaine de la biotechnologie des protéines (vaccin anti-leishmanie, protéine insecticide), mais aussi dans le domaine du développement d’outils de diagnostics d’agents pathogènes (virus, bactéries, champignons). »