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Understanding the factors affecting diseases in the agro-ecosystem

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International Joint Lab Patho-Bios

Observatory of Plant pest and Disease in West Africa

Research

The International Joint Laboratory aims at characterizing and studying the diversity of pathogens in food crops and biomonitoring such pathogens in relation with global change notably climate change. These activities enable it to develop the expertise and the diagnostic tools necessary to the fields of virology, bacteriology, mycology, nematology and entomology.

Mentoring

In partnership with Universities, we reinforce the training by research by welcoming students (Engineers, Master and PhD) from Burkina Faso and West Africa in general, on internship on our technical platforms.

Training

In partnership with Universities, we offer training workshops  for students and researchers, in the fields of phytopathology, pathogen detection, molecular epidemiology, resistance, resistance breakdown, bioinformatics. With INERA, training workshops for technicians, plant protection agents and farmers are conducted.

Pathobios International Joint Laboratory

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.

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Pathobios IML 3

Funded projects

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EVCOPAR: EVOLUTION OF pathogens CO-INFECTING RICE

Pathogens share their host plant with many other microbes, some of which being also pathogenic. We hereafter consider...
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SUSTAINABLE RICE RESISTANCE TO THE BLAST DISEASE IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

Rice demand in Sub-Saharan Africa has been on a constant rise for the last decades in relation to...
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MicAgroRice – Rice root-associated microbiome and agro-ecological practices in West Africa

Soil micro-organisms influence plant growth, health and the efficiency of resource use, and part of this soil microbial...
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Maize and Cowpea for sustainable food and nutrition security in Western and Central Africa (MACOWECA)

The Maize and Cowpea for sustainable food and nutrition security in Western and Central Africa (MACOWECA) project has...
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Excellence in Scientific Research:
molecular epidemiology and mechanisms of interactions
Innovations for pest control and food security
Capacity building:
operational platforms and training
EXCELLENCE IN SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH: MOLECULAR EPIDEMIOLOGY AND INTERACTIONS MECHANISMS

Research carried out at Pathobios allow to better understand the factors determining the crop disease resistance breakdown, to describe the molecular mechanisms involved in the interactions between plants and pathogens and to reconstruct pathogen populations history of invasion.

INNOVATIONS IN FIGHTING BIO-AGRESSORS FOR FOOD SECURITY

Thanks to knowledge gathered on the pathogen populations and the mechanisms involved, new control strategies are developed and tested directly in the field in order to be quickly applied by the farmers.

CAPACITY BUILDING: OPERATIONAL PLAFORMS AND TRAINING

Mentoring students and organizing trainings contribute to reinforce of local competences. Research can be conducted on platforms equipped for diagnosis, as well as the genetic and pathogenic characterization of bio-aggressors.

Coming up

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September

14Spet11:16 am6:00 pmInternational conference on plant protection in Africa

November

02Nov4:00 pm6:00 pmConference: Environmental health

02Nov12:00 am11:59 pmInternational Day of Women and Girls in Science

December

06Dec12:00 am11:59 pmInternational Symposium on Plant Protection in Africa CIPVA

02Dec12:00 am11:59 pmKick-off meeting of the EVCOPAR project

Testimonials

60
MASTER STUDENTS
15
PH.D. CANDIDATES
450
FACILITATORS
28
TRAINING WORKSHOPS

The International Joint Laboratory meets a critical need in agriculture, which is to protect crops from pathogens!

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