Five projects involving French, Brazilian and African scientists were selected under the 2010 Agropolis Fondation-CAPES (Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education) Joint Call for Proposals (CfP).
This Call was carried out within the framework for common action in promoting scientific cooperation between France and Brazil as outlined in the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed by the two institutions on 01 July 2010. This Agreement also provides for the possible involvement of African countries in a joint effort to contribute to knowledge sharing and scientific capacity building.
Below are the five projects selected under this Call:
- Identification of nematode (Meloidogyne spp.) effectors of pathogenicity in rice (Oryza sativa)
Team: Diana Fernandez (RPB-IRD, France), Maria Fatima Grossi de Sa (Universidade Catolica de Brasilia, Brazil), and Hughes Baimey (International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Benin)
- InfraRed Spectrometry as a tool to model inorganic and organic phosphorus availability in tropical soils under conservation systems (PAIRS)
Team: Thierry Becquer (UMR Eco&Sol, IRD-INRA-Montpellier SupAgro, France), Maria de Fatima Guimarães (State University of Londrina, Brazil) and Tantely Razafim Belo (University of Antananarivo, Madagascar)
- Organization of a joint French-Brazilian-African training course for the construction of a sentinel network for Greening disease outbreak detection in peri-Mediterranean countries
Team: Frédéric Gatineau (JMCGA-CIRAD, France), Alexandre Morais do Amaral (EMBRAPA Labex-Europe) and Joseph Tamesse Lebel (Université de Yaoundé, Cameroon)
- Role of active retrotransposons (RT) In Coffea canephora and C. arabica Genome Evolution
Team: Alexandre de Kochko (DIAPC-IRD, France), Claudia Carareto (Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil), Pascal Musoli (National Agricultural Research Organization, Uganda)
- PHEnotyping, GEnotyping and analyzing genetic diversity and structure of a collection of Coffea arabica from Ethiopia, in relation with quality and drought tolerance (PHEGECO)
Team: Thierry Leroy (DAP-CIRAD, France) and Luiz Filipe (Embrapa Café, Brazil)
Launched on 7 July, proponents had until 17 September 2010 to submit their proposals. The Call targeted interdisciplinary projects with an integrated approach to plants that address development issues concerning the North and the South. It considered funding requests that would support joint research projects involving work missions of professors, faculty members and scientists and/or researchers as well as study missions of doctoral students and post-docs. Requests for support for the organization of high-level scientific events (e.g., conferences, seminars, workshops, etc.) were also considered.
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